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What facing bricks can be used for

There are varied applications for facing bricks when constructing or renovating buildings, whether for exterior or interior use, high- or low-rise buildings and contemporary to modern styles. 
Variety of application fields:

Lyökkiniemi family houses, Espoo
© Wienerberger Finland / Arsi Ikäheimonen
© Wienerberger Finland / Arsi Ikäheimonen
Single-family house

The façade of a home often reflects the owner's character and the interior of a building. Whether you opt for traditional red or coloured glazed facing bricks, or you add certain design elements such as different laying patterns or brick textures: Your façade can become a unique and distinct element of your home. Moreover, our facing bricks are durable, weather-resistant and ecological.

Terca Pioenroos, Douro Porto Gereduceerd, Dinkelrood, Rutiel, Tigris Flash en Dommelrood Gereduceerd. Architect Bureau Kroner Architecten. Client Stichting Contractor Parent Initiative Pickkers Consult BV. Year of completion 2017. Flowing facade for students, Utrecht.
© Wienerberger B.V.
© Wienerberger B.V.
Apartment buildings

Especially in towns and cities, apartment buildings contribute to the majority of available living space. Here, the challenge is not only to create a comfortable living experience for residents, but the building should also enhance the character of the adjacent street and/or local surroundings. This is achieved through a careful choice of the façade - the material, colour(s), laying patterns and other visual effects.

New Administration Building Textilverband Münster; Brick Award 2020 Category "Building Outside The Box"; Architects: behet bondzio lin architekten GbmH; Photo:  Thomas Wrede VG Bild-Kunst Bonn
© Thomas Wrede VG Bild-Kunst Bonn
© Thomas Wrede VG Bild-Kunst Bonn
Office and industrial buildings

No matter if an office, a hospital or a church - a welcoming façade that helps viewers to "read" the building and the activity within will never be out of fashion. Speaking of fashion, pictured above is the administration office of the Textile Association in Münster, Germany by behet bondzio lin architekten GmbH. Here, the facing bricks are laid in a way to imitate fabric. 

Egala Koraalrood VB WF | New Construction Restaurant Colonel | Brussels, Belgium | Architect: Dirk de Leeuw Architecten, Brussels, in collaboration with Diego Carrion and Cécile Grosjean | Client: BVO Food sprl | Completion Date: 2015-01-01
© Wienerberger B.V.
© Wienerberger B.V.
Decorative elements

Exposed brick has seen a surge in popularity in design schemes recently. Brick slips and facing bricks are the ideal solution for creating memorable and impactful decorative elements such as interior walls, fireplaces and garden walls.

KADR Community Centre KADR in Warsaw made with Martix Terca facing brick
© Wienerberger Ceramika Budowlana Sp.z o.o.

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