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    Bowral Bricks in Good Design Awards 2015 shortlist for bespoke brick range

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    A bespoke range of bricks created by Bowral Bricks for a Frank Gehry Design project has been shortlisted for the prestigious Good Design Awards for 2015.

    One of the most prestigious design awards in the world, Good Design Awards promotes the very best in design, innovation and creativity at national and international levels. Bowral Bricks received the Good Design Selection in the Product Design category for Hardware and Building and is now in the running for the Good Design Award.

    Bowral Bricks was shortlisted for the 320,000 custom-made bricks manufactured in the Austral factory in Bowral, specially created to complement the complex textured design of the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building by world renowned architect, Frank Gehry.

    Bowral Bricks’ bespoke brick range complemented the complex textured design of the building’s unique facade design, based on a treehouse structure.

    Bowral Bricks developed five custom-made, buff coloured brick ranges, each range designed to serve a unique purpose and function on the facade. The bricks on the impressive exterior were all hand-made to ensure an uncompromising degree of quality as well as achieve Gehry’s highly precise design aesthetic.

    According to Brett Ward, General Manager of Marketing, working on the pioneering and exciting project with Frank Gehry on his first Australian construction marked a milestone for Bowral Bricks. He added that being shortlisted for the elite design awards was an honour as well as recognition of their contribution to the iconic building project.

    To be announced on 29 May in Sydney, Good Design Awards is judged by a panel of 32 local, interstate and international judges. Showcasing superior examples of good design across a broad range of industries and design disciplines, the Awards are given for seven main categories and 25 sub-categories. Bowral Bricks has been shortlisted for the Product Design, Hardware and Building Category. 

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