Wienerberger Brick Award 16: House 1014, Spain
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 House 1014 in the historic city centre of Barcelona, is an excellent example of how to use “left-over” space in urban areas. The very long and narrow site with a width of only 6.5 metres shows extreme site conditions. Starting from the client’s wish to divide the home into two independent zones, Spanish architectural office HARQUITECTS created a sequence of alternating interior and exterior spaces. In addition to the Grand Prize, this project also won in the Urban Infill category.