The standard of the entries for this year’s Brick Awards, the Oscars of the brick industry, has been exceptional. Each category has been hotly contested and the judges had to make some tremendously difficult decisions, with a few very close calls. So I’d like to offer my warmest congratulations not only to the winners of tonight’s awards, but also to everyone who was shortlisted and commended. You should all be very proud.

James Latham Ltd (Lathams), one of the UK’s leading independent distributors of decorative products and materials, has added premium surfacing brand Transformad®’s latest surfacing ranges, Tmatt and Crystal, to its collection.

Cosentino’s ultra-compact, versatile carbon neutral surface, Dekton® has been specified for multiple applications at Kubo’s “Partridge Walk” residential development.

Announced in the Engineering Prize Shortlist for this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF), the largest built area of Expo 2020 was masterplanned, designed and delivered by Hopkins Architects. The ‘Thematic Districts’ created a new piece of city, which housed over 87 new permanent buildings and hosted the work of more than 136 participating countries in last year’s COVID-delayed exhibition.

The H2-Office-Tower is part of a redevelopment site located on Wiesbaden’s Rhine riverfront that serves as a model for sustainable, smart and future-oriented urban development. The project involves converting a former industrial wasteland into a campus-like site that considers all the requirements of a modern office and work culture in a densely-populated urban environment. The CO2-reduced and resource-saving redevelopment and green densification create urban biotopes and encourage micro-mobility.

Richard Parker is a Chartered Architect and currently leading design and engineering company BakerHicks’ architectural team in the UK, focusing on delivering positive and impactful spaces for its clients. Here, he talks to FC&A about how a childhood interest in constructing and deconstructing objects led him to follow architecture as a career path.

Seven in ten (70%)1 social housing tenants lack confidence in the fire safety of their home and two thirds (68%) do not feel the Government has done enough to improve fire safety over the past five years, according to new research.

Leading partitions manufacturer moves to Hydro CIRCAL, recycled aluminium with a very low carbon footprint.

Named after its address in São Paulo, Brazil, Harmonia 1250 claims differentiation as a primary value by proposing architecture as a tool to improve coexistence between the public and different functions.

Designs have been revealed for THE LINE, a civilisational revolution that puts humans first, providing an unprecedented urban living experience while preserving the surrounding nature. In January last year, His Royal Highness, Mohammed bin Salman – Crown Prince and Chairman of the NEOM Board of Directors – launched the idea and vision of the city that redefines the concept of urban development and how cities of the future should look.

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