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AZ Awards 2023 finalists announcement

The AZ Awards 2023 finalists are our most numerous selection of standout projects ever, with a total of 83 projects, products and concepts from around the world that illustrate an international scope of excellence in design.

Selected by our esteemed jury – Jay Osgerby, Marie Christine Dorner, David Fortin, Thom Fougere, Alain Gilles, Meg Graham, Peter Mabeo, Pascale Sablan, Lawrence Scarpa, Jerry Van Eyck – the AZ Awards 2023 finalists represent the very best entries among over 1,000 submissions to our annual awards program, which celebrates its 13th year.

On June 23, we will celebrate all of them and announce the winners at the AZ Awards Gala — our first in-person gala event in years! get your tickets now! — as well as online and in our special print edition dedicated to the awards. But before then, everyone will get a chance to vote for their favourite AZ Awards 2023 finalists in the People’s Choice segment of the competition — stay tuned for details!

Architecture – Houses
AZ Awards 2023 finalists in houses

SJB: 19 Waterloo Street, Surry Hills, NSW, Australia

mf+arquitetos: Lake House, Uberlandia, MG, Brazil

HW Studio arquitectos: Enso House II, Guanajuato, Mexico

Appels Architekten: Wooden House by the Lake, Bavaria, Germany

Studio Arthur Casas: BD House, São Paulo, Brazil

Architecture – Multi-Unit Residences
AZ Awards finalists in multi-unit

Adjaye Associates: 130 William, New York City, U.S.

Studioninedots: De Jakoba, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

MVRDV: Valley, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Architecture – Adaptive Re-Use
AZ awards 2023 finalists adaptive re-use

3XN: Quay Quarter Tower, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Studioninedots: Bovenbouwwerkplaats, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Neri&Hu Design and Research Office: Recast | Lao Ding Feng Beijing, Beijing, China

Architecture – Commercial & Institutional Buildings Over 1000 SQM
AZ Awards finalists architecture

Dorte Mandrup: Kangiata Illorsua / Ilulissat Icefjord Centre, Ilulissat, Greenland 

MIX Architecture: Shanshui Firewood Garden, Yibin, Sichuan, China

Shim-Sutcliffe Architects: Ace Hotel Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Kevin Daly Architects: Houston Endowment Headquarters, Houston, TX, U.S.

Architecture – Commercial & Institutional Projects Under 1000 SQM
AZ Awards 2023 finalists architecture under 1000 sqm

3andwich Design / He Wei Studio: The Water Drop Library, Huizhou City, Guangdong Province, China

Dedang Design: Bache Community Center, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

KPMB Architects: Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Phase 3 Expansion (Harrison McCain Pavilion), Fredericton, NB, Canada

Perkins&Will: SFU Stadium, Burnaby, BC, Canada 

Architecture – Temporary & Experiential Installations
AZ Awards 2023 finalists temporary arch

Terrain Work: Gravity Field, Jardins de Métis, QU, Canada

Dubbeldam Architecture + Design: Binary Spectrum, Kitchener, ON, Canada

Concepts – Ideas & Prototypes, Unbuilt Projects
AZ Awards 2023 finalists unbuilt concepts

Keith Van de Riet: Mangrove Reef Walls, Englewood + Fort Pierce, Florida, U.S.

Dorte Mandrup: The Whale, Andenes, Norway

Agence Spatiale + BGLA: Espace Riopelle, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec City, Canada

KPMB Architects and Perkins&Will with Two Row Architects: Dream LeBreton, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Design – Architectural Products
AZ Awards 2023 finalists architectural products

Duravit: Zencha Collection by Sebastian Herkner

Stûv: 21-clad First Freestanding Fireplace

Quadro Design and Blu Bathworks: FFQT Collection by Formafantasma

Turf: Plaid

Design – Single-Piece Furniture
AZ Awards 2023 finalists furniture

Coolican & Company: Parkside Lounge by Stephen Dalrymple

Expormim: Obi by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba

Design – Furniture Systems and Collections
AZ Awards 2023 finalists furniture collections and systems

Arconas: Avro by Pearson Lloyd

Teknion: Kiosk

Stylex: Dau by Yonoh Studio

Skagerak by Fritz Hansen: Plank Collection by Aurelién Barbry

Paola Lenti: Metamorfosi by Campana Brothers 

Design – Interior Products
AZ Awards 2023 finalists interior products

Cicil: Cicil Wool Rug Collection

Greenmood: Framed Collection by Alain Gilles

Gan Rugs: Reversible by Charlotte Lancelot

Ento: Zai Collection by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

Design – Light Fixtures
AZ Awards 2023 light fixtures

Pablo: Carousel

A-N-D: Column by Lukas Peet

Vibia: Plusminus by Diez Office

A-N-D: Iris by Caine Heintzman

Davide Groppi: FM

Design – Lighting Schemes
AZ Awards 2023 Lighting Schemes

Licht Kunst Licht: Natural History Museum, Oslo, Norway

Foco Luz e Desenho: Zee.Dog Temple, São Paulo, Brazil

iart – studio for media architectures / AMDL Circle and Michele De Lucchi: Novartis Pavilion, Zero-Energy Media Facade, Basel, Switzerland

Experiential Graphic Design
AZ Awards 2023 graphic

Airspace: National Basketball Association Headquarters, New York City, U.S.

UX Architecture Studio: Biotech Workplace Experiential Graphics, Cambridge, MA, U.S.

HENN and Büro Uebele: House of Communication, Munich, Germany

Commercial and Institutional Interiors
AZ Awards 2023 Residential INteriors

HENN: House of Communication, Munich, Germany

Diamond Schmitt and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners: David Geffen Hall, New York City, U.S.

Omar Gandhi Architects: Prime Seafood Palace, Toronto, ON, Canada

Giannone Petricone Associates: The Royal, Picton, Prince Edward County, ON, Canada

Odami: Aesop Yorkville, Toronto, ON, Canada

INC Architecture & Design: Rockefeller Center, New York City, U.S.

Residential Interiors
AZ Awards 2023 interiors

Suzanne Wilkinson Interiors and WilliamsonWilliamson: Wilkinson Laneway House, Toronto, ON, Canada

Studio Paolo Ferrari: Muskoka Lake House, Lake Rosseau, ON, Canada

Estudio vilablanch: Living in a Work of Art, Barcelona, Spain

Studio mk27: Flat Oak, São Paulo, Brazil

Landscape Architecture
AZ Awards 2023 finalists landscape architecture

Turenscape/ Peking University: Design as Experiment: The Handan Wastewater Cleansing Terraces, Handan City, Hebei Province, China

K-Studio: Liknon, Vourliotes, Samos, Greece

Urban Design Interventions
AZ Awards 2023 finalists urban interventions

CCxA: The Ring, Montreal, Canada

Crossboundaries: Shenzhen Skypark, Shenzhen, China

FLIP studio: FLIPPOP Art Space, Shanghai, China

Urban Design Infrastructure
AZ Awards 2023 finalists urban infrastructure

5468796 Architecture and Kasian Architecture, Interior Design and Planning: Parkade of the Future & Innovation Centre, Calgary, AB, Canada

Michael Maltzan Architecture: Los Angeles Sixth Street Viaduct, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.

MAD Architects: Jiaxing Train Station, Jiaxing, China 

Urban Design – Built Developments
AZ Awards 2023 finalists unbuilt dev

MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects: Queen’s Marque, Halifax, NS, Canada

MAD Architects: Jiaxing Train Station, Jiaxing, China

MAD Architects: Baiziwan Social Housing, Beijing, China

Urban Design – Unbuilt Developments
AZ Awards 2023 finalists developments

SvN Architecture + Planning: The Destructor, Toronto, ON, Canada

Zeidler Architecture Inc. in association with David Chipperfield Architects: Parliamentary Precinct Block 2 Redevelopment, Ottawa, ON, Canada

A+ Award
AZ Awards 2023 finalists student

Arwa Qalalwa (School of the Art Institute of Chicago): The Incarceration of a City: Floating structures of the In-between

Dimitrios Mitsimponas (Dept. of Architecture, School of Engineering, University of Thessaly): Re-mining Giali: a new scenario for the manufactured landscape _ baths and a power production facility

Nicole Cao (University of Waterloo): Solar Steps

Environmental Leadership
AZ Awards 2023 finalists environment

Cicil: Cicil Wool Rug Collection

3XN: Quay Quarter Tower, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Keith Van de Riet: Mangrove Reef Walls, Englewood + Fort Pierce, Florida, U.S.

Social Good
AZ Awards 2023 finalists social good

General Architecture Collaborative: Learning & Sports Center, Masoro, Rulindo District, Rwanda

El Dorado: Albina Vision Trust Community Investment Plan, Portland, OR, U.S.

Paola Lenti: Metamorfosi by Campana Brothers

The 2023 AZ Awards is presented by CaesarstoneKeilhauer and Landscape Forms and sponsored by Colombo Design America. Gala sponsors are George Brown College’s Brookfield Sustainability Institute, Dark Tools and Scavolini.

Media Partners: Archello, ArchDaily, Archilovers, Archinect, Archiproducts, The Architect’s Newspaper, Architonic, Bustler, Design Week Mexico, INDEX Design, Kollectif, v2com newswire and World-Architects.

AZ Awards 2023: Meet the Finalists!

The AZ Awards 2023 competition announces the finalists in categories including architecture, urbanism, design, interiors and student work.

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