Contenders in 17 categories vie for this year's prestigious Brick Awards that celebrate the best clay brick architecture and designs in the built environment
The Brick Development Association (BDA) has announced the shortlist for its annual Brick Awards, the Oscars of the brick industry.
A number of stunning projects have been nominated in a range of highly competitive categories.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in Lancaster Gate, London on Wednesday, 8 November.
The event will be hosted by architect and TV personality George Clarke, best known for his work on the Channel 4 programmes The Home Show, The Restoration Man, George Clarke's Old House New Home and George Clarke's Amazing Spaces.
The Brick Awards celebrate the very best clay brick architecture and designs in the global built environment.
They have attracted entries from architects, developers, housebuilders and contractors across 15 contested categories, including Commercial, Education, Craftmanship and Specialist Brickwork Contractor.
'Our prestigious awards celebrate the world’s greatest brick architecture and craftsmanship,' says Keith Aldis, chief executive of the BDA. 'Every year we welcome hundreds of projects, entered by the world’s leading architects, specialist contractors and developers.'
Seventeen categories are judged by a specialist panel, positioning the Brick Awards as one of the world’s most reputable design and build competitions.
'This year the standard of entries was incredibly high and some exceptional projects didn't even make the shortlist,' says Aldis. 'The judging process was very difficult indeed. But the result is that we will be showcasing the very best of the clay brick industry at our awards ceremony in November and we can't wait.'
Last year, the Supreme Winner of the Brick Awards was the extension to Radley College Chapel, near Oxford, designed by Purcell Architects with bricks supplied by Northcot. The project also won the Contractors' Choice Award and the Craftsmanship Award.
Other winners included: Sustainability Award - Commercial: The Department Store Studios, London; Sustainability Award - Residential: Barratt Zed House, Manchester; and Architects' Choice Award: Woodmore Mews, London.
To find out more about the shortlisted categories and nominations, visit brick.org.uk/brick-awards/2023-shortlist
For information about the awards night and how you can buy tickets, visit brick.org.uk