Last month, we introduced the Think Brick Awards 2011 for Australian architects and designers to submit their projects to explore how creative and innovative in use of clay brick. And now, Think Brick has just launched the Horbury Hunt Award, it is the time to submit yours.
Sydney design entry Balfour Street Park Pocket took out the Horbury Hunt award in 2010. The team behind the community project, were praised highly for combining colourful brickwork, locally found materials, and evocative design to create a welcoming meeting place for local inner city Sydney residents.
The Horbury Hunt Award recognises excellence and innovation in built projects. Also recognising the collaboration of a project team to deliver architectural outcomes. The Award rewards innovation and craftsmanship in brickwork and recognises the contribution of all parties in that process. The Horbury Hunt Awards includes commercial as well as residential and landscape built projects.
+ About BALFOUR STREET POCKET PARK PROJECT
Completed in 2009, the small scale Balfour Street Park project was the 2010 winner of Think Brick’s Horbury Hunt Award, which celebrates brick craftsmanship for built projects across the country. Combining colourful brickwork from Austral bricks, locally found materials, and evocative design to create a welcome meeting place for local inner city Sydney residents.
Connecting Broadway to Chippendale, the pocket park integrates open public spaces in keeping with the historic context of nearby heritage Carlton United Brewery buildings. It allows for a combination of hard pavements and grass to allow pedestrian and cycle access through the site and provide a green open spaces for gathering.
Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture, Design Landscapes, Taylor Thompson Whitting, and Frasers Property have used a rich tapestry of materials including sandstone paving and recycled bricks in a series of colours and patterns inspired by the CUB buildings.
A planted brick swale introduces a locally scaled innovative water feature that captures and treats storm water through a system of planted cells. At night, surrounding lights shaped like reeds illuminates the decorative fountain.
Think Brick Australia represents the Australian brick industry and is committed to bringing together architects, builders, and bricklayers to ensure clay brick construction remains at the forefront of modern design for many years to come.
Entries are now open for the Think Brick Awards for 2011. In addition to the Horbury Hunt Award, the About Face 2011 invitation-only design competition asks innovative Australian architects to present original ways of using brick in a contemporary environment, and About Face Student Award is a conceptual design competition for Australian architectural students.
2011 will also see the inaugural Open Face Award for conceptual design.