Boral  has announced the launch of its 2010 conceptual residential design award program for architects, building designers and architectural students.

The Boral Design Award celebrates innovative yet realistic residential building design. This year the award invites entrants to respond to the challenge of Australia’s changing housing needs and reduced land sizes and to consider adaptability, sustainability and affordability.

With the brief to design a detached residential dwelling with a floor area of 125sqm and its landscape, it is rewarding inspiration with a $34,000 prize pool.

Entrants are requested to specify from a range of selected Boral products for their design concepts. The products include timber, bricks, pavers, decorative concrete, roof tiles, windows and bi-fold doors.

Glenn Simpkin, Boral General Manager of Marketing & Sales, said Boral is serious about considering tomorrow’s housing challenges today.

“We are excited to be associated with an Award that strives for new directions in the suburban built environment. It’s also an opportunity to explore the continuing relevance of our clay, concrete and timber products in a creative and sustainable context,” he said.

  • The jury of industry representatives in 2010 includes:
  • Tone Wheeler from Environa Studio in Sydney
  • Paul Owen from Owen and Vokes in Brisbane
  • Nick Drougas from Metricon in Melbourne
  • Glenn Simpkin from Boral
  • Andrew Mackenzie, Jury Chair and editor-in-chief of Architectural Review Australia magazine
It is essential for Boral Design Award entrants to submit a written component and digital imagery of up to five physical models or 3D renders of their concept.

The 2010 Boral Design Award opens on 1 May 2010 and closes on 30 September.