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Azure's July/August 2019 Issue cover
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July/August 2019

From a groundbreaking seaside museum in China to an elegant new sofa by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Azure’s July/August issue unveils the 20 winners of the ninth annual AZ Awards!

Pedrignano Visitors Center, Studio VAARO, AZ Awards
Pedrignano Visitors Center

This proposal by Studio VAARO and Gabriel Fain Architects was submitted to the international competition for the Barilla pavilion at the pasta manufacturer’s headquarters in Pedrignano, Italy. The Toronto-based architects designed a 15,000-square-metre visitors centre as an integral part of the landscape by tucking the building into a hillside and covering it with a green rooftop that’s a continuation of the wheat fields around it. Under this grassy cover, the building’s roofline melds seamlessly into the hillside’s topography, allowing the architects to imperceptibly change the long hall’s profile. At the end closest to the Barilla family home, the building has a gabled roof. At the end closest...

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