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Brick Award: International Jury selecting shortlist projects

22. July 2021
  • Selection process for shortlist projects started
  • Expert jury made out of five renown international architects

Vienna – A record number of 789 projects from 53 countries has been submitted to the Brick Award 22. The 10th Brick Award has had the highest number of entries in its history, demonstrating the internationality of this architecture prize. Now, the selection process for the 50 shortlist projects in the five categories has started.

The selection process is taking place in two steps. In a first one, the pre-jury - deciding on the shortlist of the 50 most innovative projects is made up following a rotating system, thus assuring view points from people from different countries and cultures. This year it consisted of the three architectural journalists Anneke Bokern from the Netherlands, Christian Holl from Germany as well as Andres Kurg from Estonia.

Five categories are assigned to the Brick Award, within each of them a category price will be awarded, next to the overall winner.

Assessment criteria include innovative design and architecture concept, skillful and innovative use of bricks as well as architecture quality in terms of aesthetics, shape and configuration of the project. Special attention is also directed to the adequacy of the project in relation to its intended purpose, building type and cultural context, as well as to sustainability and energy efficiency aspects.

Heimo Scheuch

Heimo Scheuch


The following five international renown architects in the jury will choose the winners:

  • Ingrid van der Heijden/Netherlands, architect and founding partner of Civic Architects
  • Jesper Gottlieb/Denmark, architect and founding partner of Gottfried Paludan Architects, winner of the Brick 20 Award for his project City Archive Delft
  • Tina Gregorič/Slovenia, architect and founding partner of Dekleva Gregorič Architects, professor of Architecture at Vienna University of Technology
  • Wilfried Kuehn/Germany, architect and founding partner of Kuehn Malvezzi, curator and author
  • Brigitte Shim/Canada, architect and founding partner of Shim-Sutcliffe Architects in Toronto, faculty member at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto

The winning projects in the five categories “Feeling at home”, “Living Together”, “Sharing public spaces”, “Working together” and “Building outside the box” as well as the overall winner of the Award will be announced at the official Brick Award ceremony in Vienna, June 2022.

All selected projects will be published in the Brick 22 book in summer 2022.

More information on the Brick Award can be found on


Claudia Hajdinyak

Claudia Hajdinyak

Head of Corporate Communications

Wienerberger AG

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