2012 AZ AWARD finalists

2012 AZ AWARD finalists

Announcing the 60 designers and architects who have been chosen as finalists of Azure’s second annual AZ Awards.

It wasn’t an easy task but Azure’s six-member jury – composed of Imola Bérczi of UNStudio (who replaced Ben van Berkel), Jeffrey Bernett of Consultants for Design Strategy, Elaine Cecconi of Cecconi Simone, Jennifer Guthrie of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, Mike Keilhauer of Keilhauer and Brigitte Shim of Shim-Sutcliffe Architects – met last month at Hôtel Le Germain in Toronto, and worked its way through the 621 entries from 30 countries for the second annual AZ Awards competition honouring excellence in design.

At the end of the day, the jury emerged with a list of 60 finalists. Starting tomorrow, you can vote for your favourites in the People’s Choice awards. The winning products and concepts chosen by the jury and by the public will be revealed on June 7 when the awards are handed out at a gala celebration in Toronto. To see the 13 winners, pick up our July/August issue, which hits newsstands on June 18.

FURNITURE DESIGN

Bensen: Park Chair
Feld: Piano Clothing Rack
Nienkämper: Metronome Table
Poliform: Ego Day Shelving
Vitra: Grand Repos Chair
Vitra: Waver Chair

FURNITURE SYSTEMS

Herman Miller: Compass System
Keilhauer: Jumble
Teknion: Workstation Enhancers
Valcucine: New Logica

LIGHTING  

Bocci: 28d
Eureka Lighting: Line
Flos: D’E-Light
Flos: Mini Kelvin
KAA Design: Thuma Lantern

INTERIOR PRODUCTS

Agape: Nivis Sink
Duravit: OpenSpace
Shaw Contract Group: On the Edge
Teknion: Mast

RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE

Aidlin Darling Design: Paso Robles Residence
Koji Tsutsui Architect & Associates: InBetween House
MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects: Two Hulls House

COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL ARCHITECTURE OVER 1,000 SQUARE METRES

Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects: TIFF Bell Lightbox
Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes in consortium with Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes: Foyer Culturel de la Place des Arts
RUFproject: Football Training Centre Soweto
Teeple Architects: Stephen Hawking Centre
ZGF Architects: John E. Jaqua Center for Student Athletes

COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL ARCHITECTURE UNDER 1,000 SQUARE METRES

Bunker Arquitectura: Sunset Chapel
Johnsen Schmaling Architects: Studio For a Composer
Rojkind Arquitectos + Esrawe Studio: Tori Tori Restaurant

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Claude Cormier + Associés: Sugar Beach
Straub Thurmayr CSLA/Landschaftsarchitekten, Auer + Weber + Assoziierte Architekten, Valentien + Valentien Landschaftsarchitekten: Shanghai Chenshan Botanic Garden

TEMPORARY AND DEMONSTRATION ARCHITECTURE

24° Studio: Crater Lake
Cindy Rendely Architexture: Bamboozle
Patkau Architects: Winnipeg Skating Shelters
Thinc Design: Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts

RESIDENTIAL INTERIORS

Cecconi Simone: Private Residence
Drew Mandel Architects: Lawren Harris House
Studio MK27: V4 House
Superkül: Split House
Tact Architecture: Carling Residence

COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL INTERIORS

Claesson Koivisto Rune: Stockholm Hotel
De-Spec: Xocolatti
Karim Rashid: Naples Universitá Metro Station
LYCS Architecture: LYCS Architecture Office
Lord Aeck & Sargent with Office dA: Hinman Research Building
Rene Gonzalez Architect: Alchemist Boutique

UNBUILT COMPETITION CONCEPTS

REX+JET+AIM: Two Office Towers
Ali Fard and Ghazal Jafari: Parallel Networks
Patkau Architects: Cottages at Fallingwater
Sanjay Puri Architects: Chapel at Murcia
Studio MK27: IMS Museum

OTHER UNREALIZED CONCEPTS

Bluarch Architecture + Interiors + Lighting: South Street Seaport Tower
Mark Horton / Architecture: Multi-Sport Training Facility
Partisans: New Mecca Masterplan
Studio Made: The Sidewalk

STUDENT A+ CATEGORY

Caileigh MacKellar and Newsha Ghaeli (McGill University): Polytropism – Tower Concept
Garrett Jones and CJ MacQuarrie (University of Texas at Austin): Airport City
Guillaume Sasseville (ECAL Switzerland): Half Moon – Child Lamp
Hideki Yoshimoto (Royal College of Art): Yuen

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