Competition: we've teamed up with Wienerberger to offer readers the chance to win one of five copies of Brick'12, the accompanying book for the Wienerbeger Brick Awards 2012 that took place last week.
Congratulations to the winners! Sofia Agerberth from Spain, Peter Robinson from Australia, Amirah Farhana from Malaysia, Jesper Levén from Sweden and Andrea Balzano from Italy all won a copy of Brick'12.
Brick'12 presents award-winning international architecture using clay products, featuring the nominated and winning designs from the fifth of the biennial awards.
The bilingual book (German and English) published by Callwey Publishers, is written by experts including architectural journalists, writers, critics, lecturers and curators.
Over 400 colour photographs and building plans illustrate the collection of innovative brick architecture.
The second part of the book includes a new magazine, called Brick+, which features current news regarding modern brick architecture.
See more on the Wienerberger Brick Awards 2012 here.
This competition is now closed.
Competition closes 29 May 2012. Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the top of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.
Here's some more information from Wienerbeger:
Wienerberger Brick Award 2012: 240 pages of award-winning architecture
Vienna, 8 May 2012 – On 3 May 2012, Wienerberger presented its international Brick Award by awarding five outstanding brick architecture projects. The accompanying book “Brick’12” features the award-winning buildings as well as the 45 nominated projects from 28 countries and five continents, presented by renowned architecture writers from around the world. The bilingual 240-page book with over 400 colour photographs and building plans is being published by Callwey Publishers and is available in selected bookshops from 15 May 2012.
Proven material, visionary architecture
“Brick’12 is the fifth edition of our book series launched in 2004 to coincide with the Wienerberger Brick Award. The publication highlights the innovative use of brick in architecture today,” says Wienerberger CEO Heimo Scheuch.
The articles were written by some 50 of the acknowledged authors and experts in the world of architecture, from architecture journalist Rory Olcayto to book author Falk Jaeger to lecturer and curator of architecture events Rùta Leitanaite. Some authors have contributed to the book series from the beginning and often visit the brick buildings in person in order to get a first-hand look. The Wienerberger Brick Award 2012 was presented in the categories “Special Solution with Brick”, “Single-Family House”, “Non-Residential Building”, “Residential Building” and “Conversion”.
Brick+: New magazine supplement with Chipperfield and Jelinek
New this year is the magazine supplement Brick+ which can be found in the second part of the book featuring current developments in modern brick architecture. The architecture magazine reports on the expansion of the Tate Modern in London by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron and their use of brick as a construction material. Brick+ also features a profile of architect David Chipperfield, who calls himself a friend of “good old brick” and reveals how he recovers from the stress and strain of the architect’s life in Galicia. A further highlight is an essay by Literature Nobel Laureate Elfriede Jelinek about ceramic artist Kurt Ohnsorg.
“The book is more than a coffee table book of the nominated projects. It is a comprehensive reference work for students, architects and fans of architecture, a must on any well-stocked bookshelf,” says Heimo Scheuch, clearly impressed by the new edition of “Brick’12” accompanying this year’s Wienerberger Brick Award. “Thanks to the untiring dedication, organisation and coordination of the many contributors, we have – in a period of just one year – again published a work that demonstrates the highest level of quality from both a journalistic and a design point of view.”
Swiss daily “Neue Züricher Zeitung” called the first edition a book that demonstrates works which, because of their formal beauty and technical precision, stand out far above the average, everyday architectural product. The German architecture journal “Deutsches Architektenblatt” called the book a feast for the eyes with very lively text. “Brick’12 will meet the previous, positive feedback and will definitely satisfy fans of architecture and critics”, says Heimo Scheuch pleased about the new book.
With 230 plants in 30 countries, Wienerberger is the world’s largest brick producer and the largest roof tile manufacturer in Europe, as well as market leader in concrete pavers in Central and Eastern Europe. The publicly listed company, founded in Vienna in 1819, employs some 12,000 people worldwide. More information about the Brick Award 2012 is available at http://www.wienerberger.com/brick-award and about the previous awards from 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010 at www.brick10.com.