In April, we asked you to vote on your favourite finalists in the fourth annual AZ Awards, and at Friday’s Gala in Toronto, your choices were finally revealed. From as far away as Mumbai and São Paulo, these are the winners of the 2014 People’s Choice Awards.
The jury’s choices weren’t the only celebrants at the AZ Awards Gala held at Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works last Friday; it was an occasion to recognize the recipients of the People’s Choice Awards as well. And while there were a few projects the voters and the jury could agree on – Interface’s Net Effect carpet tiles for Best Interior Product, and REX’s Media Headquarters and Scott Sullivan’s Tangent Clock in the Concepts categories – for the most part Azure readers broke with our panel of experts. It’s a poignant reminder that the jury’s job is a difficult one, and the projects that took home a trophy faced stiff competition.
Residential Architecture: Studio MK27: Redux House, São Paulo, Brazil
Commercial/Institutional Architecture over 1,000 square metres: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects: Regent Park Aquatic Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Commercial/Institutional Architecture under 1,000 square metres: Peter Sampson Architecture Studio: Assiniboine Park Washrooms, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Landscape Architecture: Straub Thurmayr Landscape Architects: Folly Forest, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Temporary Architecture: Davidson Rafailidis: MirrorMirror Tents, New York City, New York, U.S.
Residential Interiors: Dubbeldam Architecture + Design: Through House, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Commercial/Institutional Interiors: Sanjay Puri Architects: Auriga Restaurant and Lounge, Mumbai, India
Furniture Design: Dystil: Kona Chair, by Miles Keller
Lighting: Illumagear: Halo Light, by Pensar
Interior Product: Interface: Net Effect carpet tile, by David Oakey
Concept/Prototype: Line to Line Design: Tangent Clock, by Scott Sullivan
Unbuilt Competition Entry: REX Architecture: Media Headquarters Buildings, Middle East
A+ STUDENT AWARD
Student Project: Safira Lakhani (University of Waterloo): Revitalizing Bamyan
All winners, People’s Choice selections and Awards of Merit are featured in the Annual Awards Issue, on newsstands in Canada now, and July 7 in the U.S.