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Azure announces the finalists of the second annual AZ Awards

Toronto, Canada

Azure Magazine

From an impressive 621 submissions arriving from 30 countries, 60 finalists have been selected in the second annual AZ Awards – an international competition celebrating excellence in design and architecture.


Toronto, Canada, 2012-04-11 –

The high-calibre international jury has conferred and the finalists have been selected. Now the public is invited to cast their vote for People’s Choice. All 60 finalists are available for viewing online and voters are selecting their favourites in each of the 14 categories. The winners, including the People’s Choice, will be revealed in Toronto, Canada, on June 7.

The winning designs will be featured in AZURE Magazine’s Annual Awards Issue, on newsstands mid-June. This issue will be packed with the best in furniture, lighting, architecture, interiors and landscapes from around the world. Also included are visionary concepts, striking temporary spaces and extraordinary student work.

Toronto’s stylish Thompson Hotel is the venue for the 2012 AZ Awards Gala Celebration. On June 7, top players in Canada’s architectural and design community will rub shoulders with other finalists from North America and beyond at a reception and awards ceremony where the winners will be announced.

The 2012 AZ AWARDS jury includes: product designer Jeffrey Bernett of Consultants for Design Strategy (New York), Brigitte Shim of Shim-Sutcliffe Architects (Toronto), interior designer Elaine Cecconi of Cecconi Simone (Toronto), architect Imola Bérczi of UNStudio (Amsterdam), furniture manufacturer Mike Keilhauer of Keilhauer (Toronto), and landscape architect Jennifer Guthrie of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (Seattle).

KEY DATES:

April 11 – May 4: People’s Choice
online voting
June 7: Announcement of winners
and People’s Choice at the AZ Awards Gala Celebration.
June 18: AZURE’s Annual Awards Issue, featuring the winning and finalist
projects, hits newsstands

THE FINALISTS: 

FURNITURE DESIGN
Bensen: Park Chair
Feld: Piano Clothing Rack
Nienkämper: Metronome Table 
Poliform: Ego Day Shelving 
Vitra: Grand Repos Chair 
Vitra: Waver Chair

FURNITURE SYSTEMS
Herman Miller: Compass System 
Keilhauer: Jumble 
Teknion: Workstation Enhancers 
Valcucine: New Logica

LIGHTING 
Bocci: 28d 
Eureka Lighting: Line 
Flos: D’E-Light 
Flos: Mini Kelvin 
KAA Design: Thuma Lantern

INTERIOR PRODUCTS
Agape: Nivis Sink 
Duravit: OpenSpace 
Shaw Contract Group: On the Edge 
Teknion: Mast

RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE
Aidlin Darling Design: Paso Robles Residence 
Koji Tsutsui Architect & Associates: InBetween House 
MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects: Two Hulls House

COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL ARCHITECTURE OVER 1,000 SQUARE METRES
Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects: TIFF Bell Lightbox 
Menkès Shooner Dagenais Le Tourneux Architectes: Foyer Culturel de la Place des Arts
RUFproject: Football Training Centre Soweto
Teeple Architects: Stephen Hawking Centre
ZGF Architects: John E. Jaqua Center for Student Athletes

COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL ARCHITECTURE UNDER 1,000 SQUARE METRES
Bunker Arquitectura: Sunset Chapel 
Johnsen Schmaling Architects: Studio For a Composer 
Rojkind Arquitectos + Esrawe Studio: Tori Tori Restaurant

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
Claude Cormier + Associés: Sugar Beach
Straub Thurmayr CSLA/Landschaftsarchitekten, Auer + Weber + Assoziierte Architekten, Valentien + Valentien Landschaftsarchitekten: Shanghai Chenshan Botanic Garden

TEMPORARY AND DEMONSTRATION ARCHITECTURE
24° Studio: Crater Lake 
Cindy Rendely Architexture: Bamboozle 
Patkau Architects: Winnipeg Skating Shelters 
Thinc Design: Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts

RESIDENTIAL INTERIORS
Cecconi Simone: Private Residence 
Drew Mandel Architects: Lawren Harris House 
Studio MK27: V4 House 
Superkül: Split House 
Tact Architecture: Carling Residence

COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL INTERIORS
Claesson Koivisto Rune: Stockholm Hotel 
De-Spec: Xocolatti 
Karim Rashid: Naples Universita Metro Station 
LYCS Architecture: LYCS Architecture Office 
Lord Aeck & Sargent with Office dA: Hinman Research Building 
Rene Gonzalez Architect: Alchemist Boutique

UNBUILT COMPETITION CONCEPTS
Ali Fard and Ghazal Jafari: Parallel Networks 
Patkau Architects: Cottages at Fallingwater 
REX+JET+AIM: Two Office Towers 
Sanjay Puri Architects: Chapel at Murcia 
Studio MK27: IMS Museum

OTHER UNREALIZED CONCEPTS
Bluarch Architecture + Interiors + Lighting: South Street Seaport Tower
Mark Horton / Architecture: Multi-Sport Training Facility
Partisans: New Mecca Masterplan 
Studio Made: The Sidewalk

STUDENT A+ CATEGORY
Caileigh MacKellar and Newsha Ghaeli: Polytropism – Tower Concept
Garrett Jones and CJ MacQuarrie (University of Texas at Austin): Airport City
Guillaume Sasseville (ECAL Switzerland): Half Moon – Child Lamp
Hideki Yoshimoto (Royal College of Art): Yuen


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Press kit | 809-05 - Press release | Azure announces the finalists of the second annual AZ Awards - Azure Magazine - Competition - Firm:&nbsp;Bensen<br>Project:&nbsp;Park Chair&nbsp;

CATEGORY: FURNITURE DESIGN

Firm: Bensen
Project: Park Chair 

Press kit | 809-05 - Press release | Azure announces the finalists of the second annual AZ Awards - Azure Magazine - Competition - Firm:&nbsp;Feld<br>Project:&nbsp;Piano Clothing Rack

CATEGORY: FURNITURE DESIGN

Firm: Feld
Project: Piano Clothing Rack

Press kit | 809-05 - Press release | Azure announces the finalists of the second annual AZ Awards - Azure Magazine - Competition - Firm:&nbsp;Nienkämper<br>Project:&nbsp;Metronome Table&nbsp;

CATEGORY: FURNITURE DESIGN

Firm: Nienkämper
Project: Metronome Table 

Press kit | 809-05 - Press release | Azure announces the finalists of the second annual AZ Awards - Azure Magazine - Competition - Firm:&nbsp;Vitra<br>Project:&nbsp;Grand Repos Chair&nbsp;

CATEGORY: FURNITURE DESIGN

Firm: Vitra
Project: Grand Repos Chair 

Press kit | 809-05 - Press release | Azure announces the finalists of the second annual AZ Awards - Azure Magazine - Competition - Firm:&nbsp;Vitra<br>Project:&nbsp;Waver Chair

CATEGORY: FURNITURE DESIGN

Firm: Vitra
Project: Waver Chair

Press kit | 809-05 - Press release | Azure announces the finalists of the second annual AZ Awards - Azure Magazine - Competition - Firm:&nbsp;Herman Miller<br>Project:&nbsp;Compass System

CATEGORY: FURNITURE SYSTEMS

Firm: Herman Miller
Project: Compass System

Press kit | 809-05 - Press release | Azure announces the finalists of the second annual AZ Awards - Azure Magazine - Competition - Firm:&nbsp;Keilhauer<br>Project:&nbsp;Jumble

CATEGORY: FURNITURE SYSTEMS

Firm: Keilhauer
Project: Jumble

Press kit | 809-05 - Press release | Azure announces the finalists of the second annual AZ Awards - Azure Magazine - Competition - Firm:&nbsp;Teknion<br>Project:&nbsp;Workstation Enhancers

CATEGORY: FURNITURE SYSTEMS

Firm: Teknion
Project: Workstation Enhancers

Press kit | 809-05 - Press release | Azure announces the finalists of the second annual AZ Awards - Azure Magazine - Competition - Firm:&nbsp;Valcucine<br>Project:&nbsp;New Logica

CATEGORY: FURNITURE SYSTEMS

Firm: Valcucine
Project: New Logica

Press kit | 809-05 - Press release | Azure announces the finalists of the second annual AZ Awards - Azure Magazine - Competition - Firm:&nbsp;Bocci<br>Project:&nbsp;28d&nbsp;

CATEGORY: LIGHTING

Firm: Bocci
Project: 28d 

Press kit | 809-05 - Press release | Azure announces the finalists of the second annual AZ Awards - Azure Magazine - Competition - Firm:&nbsp;Eureka Lighting<br>Project:&nbsp;Line&nbsp;

CATEGORY: LIGHTING

Firm: Eureka Lighting
Project: Line 

Press kit | 809-05 - Press release | Azure announces the finalists of the second annual AZ Awards - Azure Magazine - Competition - Firm:&nbsp;Flos<br>Project:&nbsp;D’E-Light

CATEGORY: LIGHTING

Firm: Flos
Project: D’E-Light

Press kit | 809-05 - Press release | Azure announces the finalists of the second annual AZ Awards - Azure Magazine - Competition - Firm:&nbsp;Flos<br>Project:&nbsp;Mini Kelvin

CATEGORY: LIGHTING

Firm: Flos
Project: Mini Kelvin

Press kit | 809-05 - Press release | Azure announces the finalists of the second annual AZ Awards - Azure Magazine - Competition - Firm:&nbsp;KAA Design<br>Project:&nbsp;Thuma Lantern

CATEGORY: LIGHTING

Firm: KAA Design
Project: Thuma Lantern

Press kit | 809-05 - Press release | Azure announces the finalists of the second annual AZ Awards - Azure Magazine - Competition - Firm:&nbsp;Agape<br>Project:&nbsp;Nivis Sink&nbsp;

CATEGORY: INTERIOR PRODUCTS

Firm: Agape
Project: Nivis Sink 

Press kit | 809-05 - Press release | Azure announces the finalists of the second annual AZ Awards - Azure Magazine - Competition - Firm:&nbsp;Duravit<br>Project:&nbsp;OpenSpace&nbsp;

CATEGORY: INTERIOR PRODUCTS

Firm: Duravit
Project: OpenSpace 

Press kit | 809-05 - Press release | Azure announces the finalists of the second annual AZ Awards - Azure Magazine - Competition - Firm:&nbsp;Shaw Contract Group<br>Project:&nbsp;On the Edge<br>

CATEGORY: INTERIOR PRODUCTS

Firm: Shaw Contract Group
Project: On the Edge



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