The winners of the Brick Awards 2016 were revealed on Thursday 10th November at a gala dinner at the Hilton Park Lane, London.
The awards recognise the best brick architecture across a whole spectrum of sectors, including education, residential, outdoor and public spaces.
The Supreme Award was awarded to the highly-acclaimed Newport Street Gallery, which has been making waves in the architectural sphere since it opened late last year.
This gloriously ambitious building with its sharp edges and irregular facets manages to make a striking visual statement while still merging comfortably with the streetscape and buildings that surround it. Designed by Caruso St John Architects, the gallery exemplifies the radical effects that are being achieved with brick in modern buildings.
The full list of winners is as follows:
Best Individual Housing Development: Courtyard House, London (Dallas Pierce Quintero Architects, using Ibstock bricks)
Best Small Housing Development: Foundry Mews (Project Orange) and Hindman’s Yard (Foster Lomas), both in London, both using Wienerberger bricks.
Best Large Housing Development: Peabody, St John’s Hill, London (Hawkins/Brown Architects, using Wienerberger bricks)
Best Large Housebuilder: Linden Homes.
Best Urban Regeneration Project: Block E West Hendon Masterplan, Hendon (Allies & Morrison, using Wienerberger bricks)
Best Commercial Building: 51 Hills Road, Cambridge (Gort Scott, using Coleford Brick & Tile).
Best Public Building: Newport Street Gallery, London (Caruso St John Architects, using Northcot Brick)
Best Education Building: Brentwood School Learning Resources Centre, Essex (Cottrell and Vermeulen, using Ibstock brick)
Best Refurbishment Project: New Loom House, London (Duggan Morris Architects using reclaimed brick).
Best Outdoor Space: Maggie’s Centre, Manchester (Foster + Partners, using Ketley Brick)
Innovative Use of Brick and Clay: Harvey Nichols, Birmingham (Virgile and Partners using Ketley Brick)
Specialist Brickwork Contractor: Grangewood Brickwork Services
BDA Craftsmanship Award: Newport Street Gallery
Supreme Award: Newport Street Gallery
Architect’s Choice Award (voted for by architects and architecture students): The Whitty Theatre, Berkshire (Van Heyningen and Haward Architects, using Wienerberger).
Celebrating its 40th birthday this year, the Brick Awards represent some of the most coveted honours in the design and construction sectors. The 15 categories open to architects, house builders, brick contractors, brick manufacturers, owners and developers, recognise excellence in brick and brickwork.