From an impressive 600 submissions from 25 countries, the AZ AWARDS jury selected 38 finalists and 14 winners for the first annual AZ AWARDS – an international competition celebrating excellence in design and architecture.
The winning projects were revealed in a private ceremony and exhibit preview at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto on June 16 with the top players in Canada’s architectural and design community in attendance.
This year’s high-calibre jury – made up of landscape architect Claude Cormier of Claude Cormier Landscape Architects (Montreal), architect Craig Dykers of Snøhetta (Norway and New York), industrial designer Patty Johnson (Toronto), architect and industrial designer Eero Koivisto of Claesson Koivisto Rune (Stockholm) and interior designer Glenn Pushelberg of Yabu Pushelberg (Toronto and New York) – chose the top projects currently on display in Harbourfront’s York Quay Gallery.
The spectacular exhibition showcases the best in furniture, lighting, architecture, interiors and landscapes, as well as visionary concepts, striking temporary spaces and extraordinary student work. These winning designs are also featured in Azure‘s First Annual Awards Issue, on newsstands now.
The 2011 AZ AWARDS Exhibition is produced by Azure and presented by Harbourfront Centre and runs until September 25 at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.