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Our annual AZ awards issue, on newsstands now, celebrates the 2016 AZ Awards. Selected from a phenomenal 826 international entries, the 18 winners were announced during our gala celebration on Friday, June 17, at Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works. With this issue, we showcase the outstanding architecture, design and interior projects, products and concepts from all the winners, including the 48 finalists and People’s Choice.

We also sit down with the 2016 AZ Awards gala guest of honour Gaetano Pesce to reflect on what young designers need to know, and we touch base with three past award winners to see what they’ve been up to recently.

Plus, editor Catherine Osborne travelled to Italy for Milan Design Week and brings back her top novelties, installations and other highlights from the world’s biggest furniture fair. Also in Italy, the surprise opening of Zaha Hadid’s first posthumous project, the Maritime Terminal in Salerno, exposes a sinuous “oyster” perched on a seaside promenade, and exemplifies the legendary architect’s unparalleled vision.

Our special section on the kitchen explores the latest concepts and products for the most important room in the house; plus, stunning stone and alternatives for all surfaces.

The July/August 2016 issue is now available in Canada, and hits U.S. newsstands on June 27. Get yours now: for single copies go to shop.azuremagazine.com; to subscribe, go to azuremagazine.com/getazure.

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