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.