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Junya Ishigama on the cover of the October 2019 issue of Azure Magazine. The Innovators Issue.
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AZ Awards 2019 Finalists, Azure Magazine

This year, the AZ Awards received 1,175 submissions from around the globe – breaking into the 1,000s for the first time. We are pleased to present the 68 finalists that impressed our jury, comprised of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne, founding principal of Morphosis; Pat Hanson, architect and founding partner of Toronto’s gh3*; Matt Carr, industrial designer and VP of Design at Umbra; Italian architect Stefano Pujatti, director of Italy- and Canada-based firm Elasticospa; and award-winning Toronto designer Johnson Chou.

Now it’s your turn to have a say! On April 4, we will open the popular People’s Choice portal, where you can vote for your favourite AZ Awards finalists in all 20 categories. Stay tuned for our announcement. Voting will end on May 3.

Winners, including the People’s Choice, will be revealed at the 2019 AZ Awards Gala, held at Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works on Friday, June 21. Get your tickets now and fête the very best in international architecture, landscape, interiors, products, concepts and ideas, in the company of Guest of Honour, legendary landscape architect Martha Schwartz. Super Early Bird pricing is in effect until April 30, 2019.

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The 2019 AZ Awards is presented by Ceragres, Keilhauer and Landscape Forms, and sponsored by Cosentino, Design Within Reach, Lualdi, Farrow & Ball, George Brown College School of Design and TAS. The AZ Awards Gala sponsors are Alpi, Scavolini and Dark Tools.

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Residential Architecture – Single Family
Residential Architecture – Single Family

Candid Rogers Studio: Marfa 10 x 10, Marfa, U.S.

DL Atelier: Guozijian Hutong House, Beijing, China

Gianni Botsford Architects: House in a Garden, London, U.K.

Manada Architectural Boundaries: Case Study 06 Progressive Heritage, Mexico City, Mexico

Studio mk27: Planar House, Porto Feliz, Brazil

Residential Architecture – Multi-Unit
Residential Architecture – Multi-Unit

5468796 Architecture: 62M, Winnipeg, Canada

BAAQ’: Lirio 7, Mexico City, Mexico

Revery Architecture: 1245 Harwood, Vancouver, Canada

Zaha Hadid Architects: 520 West 28th, New York City, U.S.

Commercial/Institutional Architecture Over 1,000 SqM

ALA Architects: Oodi Central Library, Helsinki, Finland

Oppenheim Architecture Europe: Muttenz Water Purification Plant, Basel, Switzerland

Steven Holl Architects: Institute for Contemporary Art, Richmond, U.S.

Commercial/Institutional Architecture Under 1,000 SqM
Commercial/Institutional Architecture Under 1,000 SqM

Henning Larsen: Eystur Town Hall, Norõragøta, Faroe Islands

OPEN Architecture: UCCA Dune Art Museum, Qinhuangdao, China

Patkau Architects: Temple of Light, Kootenay Bay, Canada

Studio Cadena: Masa Café & Bakery in Bogota, Bogota, Colombia

Heritage + Preservation/Adaptive Re-Use Architecture
Heritage + Preservation/Adaptive Re-Use Architecture

Civic Architects: LocHal Public Library, Tilburg, The Netherlands

RDHA: Idea Exchange Old Post Office, Cambridge, Canada

Studio Arthur Casas: Bauman Corporate Retrofit, São Paulo, Brazil

Temporary/Demonstration Architecture
Temporary/Demonstration Architecture

Block Research Group, ETH Zurich: KnitCandela, Mexico City, Mexico

Jean-Maxime Labrecque Architecte: Infinite Buildings, Montreal, Canada

Marta Sequeira and Pedro Matos Gameiro with Carlos Machado e Moura: Carnet C10 – Installation in the Monastery of Serra do Pilar, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

MRD Arquitectos: Local, Mexico City, Mexico

Landscape Architecture
Landscape Architecture

PUBLIC WORK: The Bentway, Toronto, Canada

Turenscape: Form Follows Processes: Sanya Mangrove Park, Hainan, China

WXY: Rockaway Boardwalks Reconstruction, New York, U.S.

Residential Interiors
Residential Interiors

Ensalada Works: FA07, Madrid, Spain

StudioAC: Candy Loft, Toronto, Canada

Vladimir Radutny Architects: Michigan Loft, Chicago, U.S.

Commercial/Institutional Interiors
Commercial/Institutional Interiors

i29 Interior Architects: Museum Princessehof, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

Paul Raff Studio: Atmospheric Lens, Toronto, Canada

Pone Architecture: Poly Hele International Art Center – Bubble Arts, Hubei, China

Tacklebox Architecture: Claus Porto New York, New York City, U.S.

Furniture Design
Furniture Design

Alinea Design Objects: Angelo M by Leo Aerts

Glimakra of Sweden: GreenFrame by Kauppi & Kauppi

Magis: Officina sofa by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Reform: UP by Lendager Group

Furniture Systems + Collections
Furniture Systems + Collections

Allsteel: Park by Norm Architects

Arper: Kiik by Iwasaki Design Studio

EWE Studio: Sincretismo by Héctor Esrawe, Age Salajõe and Manuel Bañó

Lighting Fixtures
Lighting Fixtures

Artemide: Gople by Bjarke Ingels Group

Davide Groppi: Meridiana

Flos: Arrangements by Michael Anastassiades

Ifö Electric: Ohm Porcelain Luminaire Collection by Kauppi & Kauppi

Lighting Installations
Lighting Installations

Formwerkz Architects: Bright, Shenzhen, China

Castor Design: Ug=mgh, Toronto, Canada

Architectural Products
Architectural Products

Arktura: Vapor Graphic Perf

Aboutwater from Boffi and Fantini: AK/25 by Paik Sun Kim

Lualdi: Koan Sliding System KokaiStudios

Interior Products
Interior Products

Carnegie: Xorel Vue Collection

Jill Malek: Natural Dimensions by Jill Malek with Daniel Tillman

Nanimarquina: Blur Collection by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Unbuilt Buildings
Unbuilt Buildings

FAAB Architektura: Museum of Prison Pawiak

Moriyama & Teshima Architects and Acton Ostry Architects: ‘The Arbour’ George Brown Tall Wood Building

Studio VAARO and Gabriel Fain Architects: Pedrignano Visitors Center

Ideas/Prototypes
Ideas/Prototypes

Aprilli Design Studio: Autonomous Travel Suite

Kanva: Imago, Montreal, Canada

A+ Student Award
A+ Student Award

Federico Fauli (Architectural Association School of Architecture): Coscienza Intuitiva

Liyang Zhang (University of Waterloo): Geographies of Urban Filth

Nicolás Franco and Carolina Güida (Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Planning, University of the Republic of Uruguay): Ruina

Roya Aghighi (Emily Carr University of Art + Design): Biogarmentry

Social Good
Social Good

COOKFOX Architects: Neeson Cripps Academy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

El Dorado: Highlander Accelerator, Omaha, U.S.

LLATAS: Leandra Ortega’s Human Settlement Social Housing, Lima, Peru

Loci Architecture: Gowanus Atlas, New York City, U.S.

Environmental Leadership
Environmental Leadership

Liyang Zhang (University of Waterloo): Geographies of Urban Filth

Oppenheim Architecture Europe: Muttenz Water Purification Plant, Basel, Switzerland

Turf Design Studio & Environmental Partnership: Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project, Sydney, Australia

The 2019 AZ Awards is presented by Ceragres, Keilhauer and Landscape Forms, and sponsored by Cosentino, Design Within Reach, Lualdi, Farrow & Ball, George Brown College School of Design and TAS.

The 2019 AZ Awards Gala is sponsored by Alpi, Dark Tools, Formica and Scavolini.

The 2019 AZ Awards Gala partners are Dollco, LeuWebb Projects, Stratus and The Tempered Room.

Martha Schwartz’s participation at the AZ Awards Gala is made possible by the support of Dark Tools.

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