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.