Meet The Finalists of the AZ Awards 2014

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Our illustrious jury chose the 49 finalists of the fourth annual AZ Awards from 652 entries that poured in from 36 countries.

Azure’s five jurors – Jamie Gray of Matter; Patricia Patkau of Patkau Architects; Charles Waldheim of the Harvard Graduate School of Design; Ron Arad; and Diego Burdi of Burdifilek – faced the daunting task of weighing the entries with aplomb. We are elated to present the 49 finalists that impressed the discerning international jury enough to remain standing when the dust finally settled.

Chosen from these, the winners will be announced during a ceremony at the Evergreen Brickworks on June 20th, and featured (along with all the finalists) in our July/August issue, which hits newsstands mid-June. And, on April 10th, we will open it up to the public, in our People’s Choice awards.

Residential Architecture

Alain Carle Architecte: Les Marais, Wentworth-Nord, Quebec, Canada
MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects: Cliff House, Nova Scotia, Canada
Marte.Marte Architects: Maiden Tower, Vorarlberg, Austria
StudioMK27: Redux House, São Paulo, Brazil

Commercial ⁄Institutional Architecture Over 1,000 Square Metres

Israel Alba: Valencia Waste Treatment Plant, Valencia, Spain
Anmahian Winton Architects: Community Rowing Inc., Boston, USA
Arquitectura 911sc, Fernanda Canales: Elena Garro Cultural Center, Mexico City, Mexico
KPMB Architects: Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, Toronto, Canada
MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects: Regent Park Aquatic Centre, Toronto, Canada
Marlon Blackwell Architect: Vol Walker Hall & the Steven L. Anderson Design Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
Studio Gang Architects: WMS Boathouse at Clark Park, Chicago, USA

Commercial ⁄ Institutional Architecture Under 1,000 Square Metres

Li Xiaodong Atelier: Screen of Bricks, Dichen Valley, China
Peter Sampson Architecture Studio: Assiniboine Park Washrooms, Winnipeg, Canada
Studio 804, University of Kansas: EcoHawks, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
Kikuma Watanabe: School Floating in the Sky, Sangkhlaburi, Thailand

Landscape Architecture

A24 Landschaft: Mangfallpark Rosenheim, Germany
Stoss Landscape Urbanism: The CityDeck, Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
Straub Thurmayr Landscape Architects: Folly Forest, Winnipeg, Canada

Temporary ⁄ Demonstration Architecture

D’Ambrosio Architecture + Urbanism: ARTINPUBLIC projects, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Davidson Rafailidis: MirrorMirror Tents, New York City, USA
Matthew Mazzotta: Open House, York, Alabama, USA

Residential Interiors

Drew Mandel Architects: Moore Park Residence, Toronto, Canada
Dubbeldam Architecture + Design: Through House, Toronto, Canada
i29 Interior Architects: Home 09, Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
Project A01 Architects: Residence Freundorf, Freundorf, Austria

Commercial ⁄Institutional Interiors

Buero Wagner, Andreas Kreft: Gamsei cocktail bar, Munich, Germany
Moment Factory: LAX – Immersive Multimedia Architecture, Los Angeles, USA
Sanjay Puri Architects: Auriga Restaurant & Lounge, Mumbai, India
Studio MK27: Cultura bookstore, São Paulo, Brazil

Furniture Design

Bensen: U Turn Chair by Niels Bendtsen
Dystil: Kona Chair, by Miles Keller
Esrawe Studio: Stack Buffet, by Héctor Esrawe
Moroso: Bikini Island, by Werner Aisslinger
Rimadesio: Cover, by Giuseppe Bavuso
Sedia Systems: JumpSeat Wall, by Ziba Design

Lighting

3M: Lightfalls, by Todd Bracher
Castor Design: Coil Lamp, by Brian Richer and Kei Ng
Pensar: The Halo Light

Interior Products

Herman Miller: Formwork, by Kim Colin and Sam Hecht
Interface: Net Effect carpet tile, by David Oakey

Unbuilt Competition Entries

Form4 Architecture: Luminous Moon-Gate
Platform for Architecture + Research: Taichung Cultural Center
REX Architecture: Media Headquarters Buildings

Concepts ⁄ Prototypes

Line to Line Design: Tangent Clock by Scott Sullivan
MZ Architects: Meditation House
MZ Architects: The Ring House

Student A+ Award

design/buildLAB (Virginia Tech, U.S.A.): Smith Creek Park
Safira Lakhani (University of Waterloo, Canada): Revitalizing Bamyan
Rowan Liivamägi (Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, Canada): Väärtus Jewellery

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