Since 2008, the prize has been awarded every three years by the Building with Brick Initiative in cooperation with the Association of German Architects (BDA). Over the years, it has developed into one of the world's most important architecture prizes. With the announcement of the new name in autumn 2022, the competition set an example for its innovative and international claim. Even the appointment of the jury for the two Grand Prix winners - the Catalan office Barozzi Veiga and the Mexican Escobedo Soliz - emphasises the growing internationality. The 585 entries from 29 countries from five continents confirm it once again.
"We are delighted that the response has remained at its high level and that our Brick Architecture Prize is building on the successes of the previous rounds. The high number of worldwide submissions underpins this," Ernst Buchow, chairman of the initiative, sums up. An independent jury consisting of five architectural experts will meet in Berlin on 21 June to decide on the winners of the competition. Susanne Wartzeck (Presidium BDA), Ulrich Brinkmann (Editorial Office Bauwelt), Fabrizio Barozzi (Barozzi Veiga), Andrés Solíz Paz (Escobedo Soliz) and Silvia Schellenberg-Thaut (Atelier ST) were appointed.
The Newcomer Award, which is organised jointly with the architecture magazine Baumeister, has 33 entries this year. The Newcomer Jury meets the day before for the official jury session to evaluate the projects of the students and up-and-coming architects. Benedikt Hotze (Press BDA), Franziska Käuferle (Newcomer Winner 2020) and Dr. Fabian Peters (Editor-in-Chief Baumeister) form this year's Newcomer Jury.
The shortlist will then be published. The winners will be announced at the official award ceremony in September, which will now take place on site in Berlin again after the Corona year 2020 in this round.