Azure announces the winners of the fifth annual AZ Awards
From an impressive 720 submissions arriving from 43 countries, 19 winners have been selected in the fifth annual AZ Awards – an international competition honouring excellence in design and architecture
Toronto, Canada, 2015-06-15 - Top players of the international architectural and design community, from as far as Denmark and Dubai, gathered at the Evergreen Brick Works tonight as AZURE revealed the winners of its fifth annual AZ Awards.
The AZ Awards are one of a kind: the only international, multi-disciplinary design competition in Canada. Representing a global snapshot of the world of architecture and design, submissions were open to designers, architects, firms and manufacturers of all disciplines, as well as students in these fields.
The high-calibre international jury included architect Winka Dubbeldam of Archi-Tectonics (New York), architect Brendan MacFarlane of Jakob + MacFarlane (Paris), designer Anwar Mekhayech of the Design Agency (Toronto), landscape architect Janet Rosenberg of Janet Rosenberg & Studio (Toronto) and designer Philippe Malouin (London). In March, the expert panel conferred at Toronto’s Thompson Hotel, narrowing the field from an impressive 720 entries arriving from 43 countries to a shortlist of 66 finalists. From there, they selected the 19 outstanding winners.
During the month of April, the public was also given the chance to vote online for their favourites as the People’s Choice.
The full list of winners are:-
Best Residential Architecture – Single Family: PARA-Project: Haffenden House, Syracuse, USA
Best Residential Architecture – Multi-Unit: Antonini Darmon: Oiseau des Îles Social Housing, Nantes, France
Best Commercial ⁄ Institutional Architecture Over 1,000 Square Metres: John Wardle Architects and NADAAA in collaboration: Melbourne School of Design, Melbourne, Australia
Best Commercial ⁄ Institutional Architecture Under 1,000 Square Metres: SchilderScholte Architecten: Pani Community Centre, Rajarhat, Bangladesh
Best Landscape Architecture: GH3: June Callwood Park, Toronto, Canada
Best Temporary / Demonstration Architecture: Philip Beesley Architect: Epiphyte Chamber, Seoul, Korea
Best Residential Interior: Francesco Librizzi Studio: Casa G, Sicily, Italy
Best Commercial ⁄ Institutional Interior: Burdifilek: Galleria Luxury Hall West, Seoul, Korea
Best Furniture Design: Arper: Kinesit, by Lievore Altherr Molina
Best Furniture System: Randers + Radius: Grip Tablesystem, by GrumDesign
Best Lighting Fixture: Vibia: Wireflow, by Arik Levy
Best Lighting Installation: Licht Kunst Licht: Art Museum Ahrenshoop
Best Interior Product: Fireclay Tile: CRT Glass Tile, by Paul Burns
Best Unbuilt Competition Entry: Steven Christensen Architecture: Liepaja Thermal Bath
Best Concept / Prototype: Andrei Gheorghe: Robotic Infiltrations
STUDENT A+ WINNER
Danny Karas (SCI-Arc, Los Angeles, USA): M&N
SOCIAL GOOD AWARDS
H&P Architects: Toigetation, Cao Bang, Vietnam
Saunders Architecture: Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland, Canada
ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP AWARD
Sofia Ceylan, Katharina Laekamp and Leonie Otten: Memory of the Arctic