Brick Award 2010

Organizer: gta Exhibitions
Date: Thursday, 6 May 2010 to Thursday, 1 July 2010 Mo-Fr 8 a.m.-10 p.m., closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
Location: Architekturfoyer, HIL, Hönggerberg, ETH Zürich

Opening: Wednesday, 5 May 2010, 6 p.m.
Auditorium E3, Hönggerberg, ETH Zurich

Brick is a building material that has a long tradition – and also tremendous innovative potential
in architecture today. The simple shape of a brick can be combined into effective structures
and also creates an atmospheric effect even in façades with a plain design. The Brick Award,
sponsored by Wienerberger Ltd. and presented once every two years, highlights brick buildings
that have a particularly creative and sustainable design. An international jury selects three
winning projects from a total of 260 and awards two special prizes.
The National Forum and Parliament of the Principality of Liechtenstein, as the winning project, stands out in particular through the way in which the HansjorgGöritz Studio’s architects have only used warmly reflective yellow ochre brick as a facing on the walls and ceilings.
In addition to the five prizewinning projects, the exhibition is also showing the Swiss entries for the competition – the multipurpose sports hall in Rüschlikon, by Ramser Schmid Architects, and the Witikon Apartment Buildings, by wild bär heule Architects, Inc.
An extensive documentation volume is also being published on the 2010 Brick Award, with
essays on topics such as sustainability and brick architecture in the Far East. The book is available at the gta Institute for the period of the exhibition.


brick '10. Die beste Ziegelarchitektur
Callwey Verlag 2010
ISBN 978-3-7667-1824-2