The Brick Development Association is launching its inaugural Design Day Brick Works! To be held on 16 June at the Building Centre, London, Design Day Brick Works! is a meeting of contemporary architecture, specialist contracting and artistic interpretation: all focused on brick. It is a high-profile event conceived by the BDA as the champion for current and future use of brick products.
The central focus will be an exploration of the creative potential for brick in contemporary architecture. Designers as diverse as Joe Morris of Duggan Morris Architects, Alfred Munkenbeck from Munkenback and Partners and Stirling prize winner Alison Brooks will consider their own interpretations of the material amongst a host of other architectural speakers while leading contractors discuss the practical challenges faced in turning the designs into reality on site.
Alongside this discussion will be the opening of Brick Works! – a multi-media exhibition drawing together design, sculpture and photography to celebrate brick as an artistic medium. The exhibition will feature original work from Britain’s Alex Chinneck, Chile’s Fernando Casasempre among a range of free-thinking designers and sculptors running from the 16th June – 10th July.
The objective of the event is to bring together boundary-pushing contemporary design with the professionals who turn concepts into reality. It is a must-see event not only for specifiers looking to find out more about how brick inspires contemporary design but also for contractors and practitioners who will be able to further investigate the technical possibilities for this most flexible building materials.
The BDA Design Day is a ticket-only event that is CPD accredited. Tickets are £40 each and are available via the BDA website: www.brick.org.uk Student tickets are £22.