ABOUT THE THINK BRICK AWARDS

ABOUT THE THINK BRICK AWARDS


The Concrete Masonry Association of Australia is excited to once again present the Kevin Borland Masonry Award and the Bruce Mackenzie Landscape Award, in association with Think Brick Australia. Entries for these awards are now open, along with the three other categories in the 2018 Think Brick Awards. Each category offers a $10,000 cash prize.


Since 2005 the Think Brick Awards have encouraged architects to reimagine the application of masonry in contemporary design. The program rewards innovation and craftsmanship in masonry, recognising the important contributions that architects, builders, bricklayers and manufacturers make to the process of creating outstanding architectural projects.


The Kevin Borland Masonry Award recognises commercial and residential built projects that highlight the design potential of concrete masonry. The award is named in honour of Kevin Borland (1926–2000), who was an innovative architect and inspiring teacher.


The Bruce Mackenzie Landscape Award recognises outstanding built projects that use clay brick and concrete masonry in landscape and urban design. The category was renamed in 2014 in honour of renowned landscape artist Bruce Mackenzie, who has made a significant contribution to the landscape profession.


The three other categories are the Horbury Hunt Commercial Award, Horbury Hunt Residential Award and the Robin Dods Roof Tile Excellence Award.


Entries are open from 14 November 2017 to 11 May 2018, and the gala awards dinner will be held on 23 August 2018 at the Palladium, Crown Casino Melbourne.

We look forward to exploring how you are using imagination and innovation with bricks, pavers, blocks and roof tiles to create outstanding architectural projects. We wish you all the best with your entries!

 
Elizabeth McIntyre 
CEO 
Concrete Masonry Association of Australia 

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BRUCE MACKENZIE LANDSCAPE AWARD

BRUCE MACKENZIE LANDSCAPE AWARD


Download brief for Bruce Mackenzie Landscape Award - $10,000 cash prize

In 2008, Urban Design was included the Think Brick Awards Horbury Hunt category celebrating clay brick in landscape and urban design. In 2013 this expanded to include a separate category for clay and concrete masonry in urban design, which saw an array of contemporary entries. In 2014 this award was renamed in honour of renowned landscape artist Bruce Mackenzie.

The winner of this category will receive a $10,000 cash prize.

In 2016, we received over 300 nominations across all award categories.
Every year finalists of this category continue to highlight the unlimited possibilities of the humble paver.

We look forward to seeing how your projects have transcended their paver beginnings to embody landscaping perfection.

Elizabeth McIntyre
CEO
Concrete Masonry Association of Australia
Think Brick Australia

KEVIN BORLAND MASONRY AWARD

KEVIN BORLAND MASONRY AWARD


Download brief for Kevin Borland Residential and Commercial Masonry Award - $10,000 cash prize

 

The Think Brick Awards remain the richest design awards in Australia and have become a focal point for innovative brick design. In collaboration with the Concrete Masonry Association of Australia, the Commercial Masonry Award for built projects was introduced in 2013 to recognise concrete masonry in design.

In 2014, the inaugural Masonry Award was expanded to include residential projects. This provides a greater stage for concrete masonry to be showcased, and rewards architects who have discovered the design potential of concrete masonry in either commercial or residential built projects.

The winner of this category will receive a $10,000 cash prize. 

In 2015, this category was won by a family centre project, which took the versatility and beauty of concrete masonry to an inspiring new level and purpose.

We look forward to receiving your entries and seeing how your projects have transcended their concrete masonry beginnings.

Elizabeth McIntyre
CEO
Concrete Masonry Association of Australia

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