2016 nominee Brick-topia, Spain by Barcelona, Spain. This temporary project is a vaulted unreinforced masonry structure made with the traditional Catalan technique of tile vaulting. Photographer: Manuel de Lózar y Paula López
#WienerbergerBrickAward 2016 nominee 35: Groen Steenbrugge, Belgium by Architecten Groep III cvba, Belgium. The architect only used clear and pure materials like bricks and roof tiles of the same colour. This way, the dark brown buildings perfectly blend in with the green surroundings. Photographer: Architecten Groep III
#WienerbergerBrickAward 2016 nominee 3: Kleuterschool de Gekko, Belgium by Dok / Moke Architectenn, NL. To visually connect the new buildings to the existing old town hall, bricks have been used, which at the same time add a robust and secure feeling to the kindergarten. Photographer: Thijs Wolzak
#WienerbergerBrickAward 2016 nominee 20: Police Headquarters & Charleroi Danses, Belgium by Atelier Jean Nouvel, France & MDW ARCHITECTURE, Belgium. The new 75m elliptical passive-energy tower, clad with blue glazed brick, is only one element of the whole complex, which creates a new landmark for the city. Photographer: Filip Dujardin
#WienerbergerBrickAward 2016 nominee 12: Belleville housing project, France by Antonini Darmon Architecte, France. The façades of the five “small” houses and the existing building are given a matt white plaster finish, which rest on a base covered with shiny white enamelled bricks, a reminder of the neighbourhood’s past. Photographer: Julien Lanoo
#WienerbergerBrickAward 2016 nominee 14: House Dejaeghere-François, Belgium by PCp-architects, Belgium. The main volume is wrapped in red ceramic tiles with dark brown nuances. A seamless transition without any further details combines façade and roof into one uniform surface. Photographer: Ben Antoniw
2016 nominee Sala Ayutthaya, Thailand by Onion, Thailand. The tall red brick walls of this boutique hotel are framing the path and the sky at the same time with its multiple curves and create constantly changing shadows.
2016 nominee Lustenau Austria by Baumschlager Eberle, Austria. This inspiring office building, has no heating, ventilation or cooling system and still provides a perfect indoor climate thanks to it's well planned architecture and solid brick walls.