Wienerberger Brick Award 16: 2226, Austria
The Wienerberger Brick Award has offered a unique platform for the recognition of outstanding brick architecture of international quality since 2004. In 2016, prizes were awarded in 5 categories. This year, two projects were awarded the Grand Prize. One of these prizes went to the project 2226 by architect Dietmar Eberle, located in Austria. Its main characteristic is lying in its energy concept. The entire building manages without ventilation, air conditioning and heating. This is made possible by 76 cm thick brick walls. The only energy source is waste heat emitted by people, computers and luminaires. This revolutionary approach also impressed in the Special Solution category.