Brick Award 2023
On March 30, 2023, the winners of the 6th Polish edition of the Brick Award, organized by the Wienerberger brand, were announced, with the aim of promoting modern Polish architecture with ceramic materials.
Projects completed in Poland after January 1, 2020, which used the brand's ceramic materials, could be entered in the competition. Awards were given in five categories:
- Feeling at home,
- Living together,
- Working together,
- Sharing public spaces,
- Building outside the box.
Also awarded for the first time was a special Wienerberger prize and awards for projects that used the brand's products, which was not necessary for other categories.
The projects were judged by a jury consisting of: Marlena Wolnik (MWArchitekci), Krzysztof Mycielski (Grupa 5 Architekci), Szymon Januszewski (Insomia), Zbigniew Maćków (Maćków Pracownia Projektowa), Grzegorz Piątek (architecture critic, author of books). The secretary of the competition was Rafal Mroczkowski.
The Grand Prix and the award in the Sharing Public Spaces category went to the Bujnowski Architekci studio for the design of Elementary School No. 400 in Warsaw. Two honorable mentions were awarded in this category. Honorable mention went to WXCA for the design of the Ulrich Gardens in Warsaw, and to JEMS Architekci for the design of a complex of buildings on the grounds of the former Warsaw Breweries.
In the Feeling at home category, the award went to jojko+nawrocki architekci studio for its design of the House in Podlesie. As many as five honorable mentions were awarded in this category. Trabendo for the design of the House in Sieraków, TZA for the design of the modernization of the house in Żoliborz, archistudio studniarek + pilinkiewicz for the design of the Industrial House, studio onu for the design of the LAS HOUSE and James&Mau Arquitectura for the design of the Mława House.
In the Living Together category, the award went to Pole Architekci studio, for the LA SCALA project. Honorable mentions went to GDA Lukasz Gaj and Pracownia Architektury Rafał Mazur, for the design of a multi-family housing estate in Lowicz, and URBA ARCHITECTS office for the LIFE HUB multi-family residential building in Cracow.
In the Working Together category, the award went to the James&Mau Arquitectura studio for its design of The Office. An honorable mention was awarded to Architekt Maciej Olczak for the design of the superstructure of the clinic building in Grudziadz.
In the Building Outside the Box category, the award went to the GADOMSCY Architectural Office for the design of the CARITAS Hospice of the Warmian Archdiocese in Olsztyn. An honorable mention went to the SENSE GROUP studio for the Mikrodom project.
The jury of the Wienerberger brand award included Mirosław Jaroszewicz (member of the Wienerberger Board), Grzegorz Stiasny (architect and architecture critic, partner at ARE Stiasny Wacławek) and Marcin Szczelina (architecture critic and curator). The award was given to the Bień Architekci studio for its designs for the House in Opaczo, and honorable mentions were given to James&Mau Arquitectura for The Office in Niepołomice and GDA Lukasz Gaj and Pracownia Architektury Rafał Mazur for the multi-family housing development for the Mieszkanie Plus program on Krudowskiego Street in Lowicz.