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AZURE’s November/December edition explores some of the category’s most innovative spaces, from a new model of urban retreat by Ace Hotel in New York City to a cutting-edge concept store in Lisbon.

From affordable housing in France that borders on minimalist luxury, to Kickstarter-funded tiles made from old television sets and computer monitors, the 19 winners of the AZ Awards demonstrate an expansive spirit of innovation. At tonight’s event, many of the winners took to the stage – some coming from as far away as Denmark and Dubai – to receive their trophies, which were designed by last year’s guest of honour, Karim Rashid. All 66 of the finalists, which were also up for People’s Choice awards, were applauded by a standing-room-only audience.

Taken together, all of the submissions – from designers, architects, firms and manufacturers, as well as students of design and architecture – represent a global snapshot of the world of architecture and design. Our international jury was also made up of some of the very best in their fields: architect Winka Dubbeldam of Archi-Tectonics (New York, US), architect Brendan MacFarlane of Jakob + MacFarlane (Paris, France), designer Anwar Mekhayech of the Design Agency (Toronto, Canada), landscape architect Janet Rosenberg of Janet Rosenberg & Studio (Toronto, Canada) and designer Philippe Malouin (London, UK).

In March, the panel conferred at Toronto’s Thompson Hotel to narrow down an impressive 720 entries from 43 countries to a shortlist of 66 finalists. From there, they selected the 19 outstanding winners, which are featured below.

ARCHITECTURE WINNERS

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

 

INTERIORS WINNERS

Best Residential Interior: Francesco Librizzi Studio: Casa G, Sicily, Italy

 

Best Commercial  ⁄ Institutional Interior: Burdifilek: Galleria Luxury Hall West, Seoul, Korea

 

DESIGN WINNERS

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

 

CONCEPT WINNERS

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

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All winners and finalists are featured in the Annual Awards Issue, on newsstands today in Canada and June 29 in the U.S.

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