Material magnificence: the 2015 Brick Award winners are revealed

 Best International & Worldwide Project winner
This year’s Brick Award winners have just been announced in an annual celebration of design excellence and innovation using the century-old trusty material. Pictured: Best International & Worldwide Project winner: Turnmill, London by Piercy & Company.
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The Brick Development Association's annual gongs for architecture, design and craft are a key landmark in the brick industry's calendar and this year's accolades have just been unveiled. Announced during a dedicated ceremony in central London, the 39th annual Brick Awards are celebration of design excellence and innovation using the century-old trusty material. 

Spanning 14 specialist categories, winner include: Church Road by Hall McKnight Architects (Best Housing Development, 1-5 Units), Darbishire Place by Niall McLaughlin and Trafalgar Place by de Rijke Marsh Morgan architects (joint winners - Best Housing Design Award), Taylor Wimpey (Volume Housebuilding), Haven Hostel by Gottstein Architects (Best Commercial Building), The Whitworth Gallery by MUMA Architects (Public & Education Building),  The House of Trace and the Richmond Adult Community College (joint winners - Best Refurbishment Project), Lauriston Phase 1 by Page/Park and Elder and Cannon (Best Urban Regeneration Project) and The Belvedere – Queen Elizabeth Walled Garden (Best Outdoor Space).

Technical and craft category winners include: City Park West (Innovative Use of Brick and Clay Products), Swift Brickwork Contractors (Specialist Brickwork Contractor of the Year) and Eton College’s Jafar Gallery & Jafar Hall (Craftsmanship Award). The refurbishment of Eight Artillery Row won the BDA Chairman's Award and the Turnmill mixed use building in London by Piercy & Co was awarded the prestigious Best International & Worldwide Project.

An ode to brick, these awards are yearly and open to architects, house builders, brick contractors, brick manufacturers, owners and developers in the UK.

Darbishire Place, London

Joint Best Housing Design Award winner: Darbishire Place, London by Niall McLaughlin Architects.

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Trafalgar Place, London

Joint Best Housing Design Award winner: Trafalgar Place, London by de Rijke Marsh Morgan

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Church Road by Hall McKnight Architects.

Best Housing Development, 1-5 Units winner: Church Road by Hall McKnight Architects.

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BDA Chairman's Award winner: Eight Artillery Row by MAKE Architects

BDA Chairman's Award winner: Eight Artillery Row by MAKE Architects

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House of Trace by Tsuruta Architects

Joint Best Refurbishment Project winner: House of Trace by Tsuruta Architects

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Joint Best Refurbishment Project winner: House of Trace by Tsuruta Architects

Joint Best Refurbishment Project winner: House of Trace by Tsuruta Architects

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INFORMATION

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Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture Editor at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018) and Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020).