Few structural materials can match the humble brick in its versatility of expression and functionality. The Wienerberger Brick Award is an internationally established architectural prize, presented biannually to the diverse and innovative usage of bricks in walls, façades, roofs and paving. This year, the expert jury of renowned architects have selected the winners from nearly 600 projects.

The biannual award spans five categories, with two of the category winners this year also winning the Grand Prize. Two additional Special Prizes have also been awarded.

Living Together Category Winner & Grand Prize Winner

Westkaai Towers 5 & 6, Antwerp, Belgium – by Tony Fretton Architects in collaboration with De Architecten NV. Photo Filip Dujardin

Sharing Public Spaces Category Winner & Grand Prize Winner

Kunstmuseum Basel Extension, Basel, Switzerland – by Christ & Gantenbein. Photo Rory Gardiner

Feeling at Home Category Winner

Atlas House, Eindhoven, the Netherlands – by Monadnock. Photo Stijn Bollaert

Working Together Category Winner

Terra Cotta Studio, Dien Phuong, Vietnam – by Tropical Space. Photo Oki Hiroyuki

The first image in this article is the Sharing Public Spaces Special Prize Winner, San Bernardo Chapel, located in La Playosa, Argentina, and designed by Nicolás Campodonico Estudio. For more on the Wienerberger Brick Award 2018 and to see the full list of winners, visit the Wienerberger website.