Brick architecture

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Albi Cathedral
Amsterdam Canal Ring Several buildings, including the Beurs van Berlage
Angkor Angkor's Pre Rup and Roluos complex are brick buildings.
Anuradhapura Brick dagobas
Aranjuez The palace is made out of brick
Astronomical Observatories of Kazan Federal University both buildings are made of brick
Australian Convict Sites Hyde Park Barracks
Baekje Historic Areas “The stone chamber tombs with a corridor and the brick chamber tombs that were discovered in the Royal Tombs in Songsan-ri and the Royal Tombs in Neungsan-ri clearly illustrate that Baekje embraced – and advanced – the royal tomb-building technique of vaulted brick chamber tombs, which were popular at that time in China.” - Nomination File
Belfries Belfries of Armentières, Bailleul, Bergues, Binche, Calais, Comines, Doullens, Dunkerque, Eeklo, Loos, Lille, Gravelines, Herentals, Menen, Nieuwpoort, Tielt; market hall of Bruges
Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur
Christiansfeld All residential houses, but also the communal buildings, are one- and two-storey street-sided yellow brick constructions (AB ev)
Church of Atlántida the Church complex, all built in exposed brick (AB ev)
City of Luxembourg The towers, fortifications and bridges, e.g. the Pont du Château, are made out of brick.
Colonies of Benevolence Many of the buildings in the colony are made of brick: former institutions, religious buildings, farms, staff houses, workshops, former schools, etc. (See illustrations in Wikipedia articles on Wilhelminaoord and Veenhuizen)
Cordouan Lighthouse "The buildings at platform level, built within the inner walls of the ring structure" are built "in Saint-Savinien stone and brick". (AB Ev)
Dengfeng Songyue Pagoda - "the earliest known Chinese brick pagoda" (wiki)
Dholavira: A Harappan City The defensive walls of Dholavira built in Stages II and III were made of brick masonry. (Nomination text, p. 51, 70)
Dutch Water Defence Lines Fort near Abcoude, Muiden Fortress
Fagus Factory
Flemish Béguinages
Florence The dome of Florence cathedral is "the largest brick dome ever constructed".
Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Roman Brick, Robie House
Gamzigrad-Romuliana Opus latericium
Gonbad-e Qâbus baked-brick
Gyeongju Bunhwangsa Temple was built in honor of Queen Seondeok (27th ruler of Silla, 632-647), who was the first female ruler of the Silla kingdom. Here you will find Mojeonseoktap, the oldest surviving stone pagoda from the Silla kingdom. A structure unlike any other, Mojeonseoktap is made of roughly-hewn stone bricks.
Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region several churches including Oura Cathedral
Hwaseong Fortress "Use of brick as a building material for the fortress and employment of efficient pulleys and cranes were also due to the influence of Silhak (practical learning)." - wiki
Independence Hall
Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
Itchan Kala
Ivrea red brick factory of Camillo Olivetti
Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba Estancia of Caroya
Jodensavanne synagogue "was constructed with imported European bricks in a Dutch vernacular style" (AB ev)
Karlskrona The "Finnish Church"
Kathmandu Valley
Kazan Kremlin Syuyumbike Tower
Kinderdijk Walls of the windmills are made of brick
Koh Ker "Prasat Ruom is a square terrace of twenty-one brick towers" (AB ev)
Kraków Wawel Castle, Saint Florian's Gate, Trinity Church, Saint Mary's Basilica
Kuldiga Old Brick Bridge
Kunya-Urgench Gutluk-Temir Minaret
Mahabodhi Temple Complex "The site has had significant influence in the development of brick architecture over the centuries"
Malbork Castle
Mantua and Sabbioneta Most of its architecture (Sant'Andrea, Pallazo di Té) is made out of brick, sometimes covered with stucco, as there is no natural stone in this region
Masjed-e Jâme' masterpiece of Seljuq brick architecture (AB ev)
Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt brick architecture (Hochzeitsturm - Wedding Tower)
Meroe The latest pyramids were faced in brick (nom file)
Minaret of Jam
Mining Sites of Wallonia Le Grand Hornu
Mir Castle
Moenjodaro Unbaked brick
Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha "Also here is the Wuliang Zhuandian (Beamless Brick Hall), an exceptional 16th century domed brick building that has survived many earthquakes without Collapse and is important for the study of ancient Chinese building design and construction." (AB evaluation)
Mount Wutai Manjusri Hall of Xiantong Temple, early brick buiding in China Ping Yao - most of the City were built in brick
Mudejar Architecture of Aragon The use of brick is one of the characteristics of Mudéjar, for example in its towers
Nalanda Most of the constructions
Namhansanseong "The parapets are made of grey bricks for shock absorption from cannon attacks, and this was done in accordance with the opinions of the School of Practical Learning who were much influenced by the Chinese." - Nomination File
Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin
Padua’s fourteenth-century fresco cycles Scrovegni Chapel: "The exterior of the chapel is in bare brickwork and is crowned with a coping formed of small projecting arches." "The exterior of the Church of the Eremitani is bare brick with pilaster strips and cornices resting on small projecting arches." The Oratory of St. George "has a very simple bare-brick exterior". (Nomination file, p. 50, 66, 132)
Paramaribo Most of the buildings are made out of wood, except for the Ministry of Finance and a few others
Pergamon Red Basilica
Persian Garden Shazdeh Garden: "Apart from the beauties of the garden, two-story mansions in the western and eastern parts of the garden perfectly represent Persian architecture. The main material used in them is brick (...)."
Piazza del Duomo (Pisa) The Ospedale Nuovo di Santo Spirito
Plantin-Moretus Museum
Plečnik's Ljubljana National and University Library: "The front façade, oriented toward Auersperg Street, was designed as a combination of brick and stone embeddings".
Polonnaruva Rangkot Vihara and Quadrangle
Preah Vihear Temple "Brick was also used at Preah Vihear because it was easier to bring up from the plains on the Cambodian side than the sandstone from the site itself. Small bricks were used for the construction of corbelled vaulting." (AB ev)
Pyu Ancient Cities Beikthano, ... combining brick and wooden architecture (AB ev)
Qutb Minar The world's tallest brick minaret
Ravenna The mausoleum of Galla Placidia, the Neonian Baptistry, the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, the Arian Baptistry, Sant'Apollinare in Classe (AB Ev)
Residence of Bukovinian & Dalmatian Metropolitans Constructed in red brick
Residences of the Royal House of Savoy Palazzo Carignano, Castello del Valentino and courtyard of Palazzo Reale
Riga St Mary's Dome, Saint Peter's Church, Saint Jacob's Church, Saint John's Church, House of the Blackheads
Rjukan / Notodden brick Boiler House at Rjukan
Roskilde Cathedral
Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France Basilica of St. Sernin, Toulouse
Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple
Safi al-Din Ensemble in Ardabil
Sambor Prei Kuk brick temples
Schokland Church of Middelbuurt
Selimiye Mosque "masonry with alternating brickwork" (AB ev)
Shahr-i Sokhta mudbrick city
Si Thep Several of the buildings were made of brick including Khao Klang Nok
Siena Palazzo Pubblico among numerous other buildings
Soltaniyeh one of the largest brick domes in the world (wiki)
Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District "Chilehaus, Messberghof, Sprinkenhof, Mohlenhof, Montanhof, and Miramar-Haus –.... stand out for their unity of function and their Modernist brick-clad architecture." (AB)
Stralsund and Wismar
Tabriz Bazaar Buildings are made of brick
Thang Long Flag tower
The Porticoes of Bologna Some of the porticoes are built ... of stone or brick (Unesco off description)
Thessalonika The churches are made out of brick.
Tower of London The 13th-century Beauchamp Tower marks the first large scale use of brick as a building material in Britain, since the 5th-century departure of the Romans (wiki)
Town Hall and Roland, Bremen Town Hall
Trinity Sergius Lavra Bell Tower
Urbino "The main fabric [of the Ducal Palace] is in brick, the window frames, the two upper loggias, and some decorative features being in stone. Elsewhere, the exterior is more austere, mainly in brick". (AB Ev)
Verla Groundwood and Board Mill Replaced the wood after fires in 1876 and 1892
Vilnius Church of St. Anne, Saint Francis' Church, Saint Nicholas' Church, Upper Castle
Water Management System of Augsburg Both hydropower plants are in brickwork in the historicist style (nom file); aqueduct as well
West Lake Liuhe Pagoda is one of the best-preserved brick andwood pagodas extant in China. Originally built in 970 AD, the inner brick core is the result of a reconstruction in 1165.
Yaroslavl Yaroslavl's many churches in the WHS area are brick architecture; for example, Chuch of Epiphany and Church of Alexander Nevsky.
Zollverein several main buildings are made in dark brown bricks


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