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Winners of AZURE Magazine’s 2012 AZ Awards
Posted: Friday, June 15, 2012 |

Big names of the international architectural and design community recently gathered at Toronto's Thompson Hotel as AZURE Magazine revealed the winners of its second annual AZ Awards, the only international, multi-disciplinary design competition in Canada. Representing a global snapshot of the world of architecture and design, submissions were open to designers, architects, firms and manufacturers of all disciplines, as well as students in these fields.

2012 AZ Award Winner + People's Choice - Interiors - Residential: V4 House by Studio MK27

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2012 AZ Award Winner + People's Choice - Interiors - Residential: V4 House by Studio MK27

The prestigious international jury included architect Imola Bérczi of UNStudio (Amsterdam), designer Jeffrey Bernett of Consultants for Design Strategy (New York), interior designer Elaine Cecconi of Cecconi Simone (Toronto), landscape designer Jennifer Guthrie of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (Seattle), architect Brigitte Shim of Shim-Sutcliffe Architects (Toronto) and Mike Keilhauer of Keilhauer (Toronto).

In March, the expert panel conferred at Toronto’s Hôtel Le Germain, narrowing the field from an impressive 621 entries to a shortlist of 60 finalists. From there, they selected the 13 winners. During the month of April, the public was also given the chance to vote online for their favorites as the People’s Choice.

"The overall caliber of entries to the AZ Awards was especially high this year," said Nelda Rodger, editor of AZURE, "resulting in more finalists whose work met our jury’s criteria for excellence. With submissions coming from 30 countries, this competition is recognizing the best architecture and design from around the world."

Following is a small selection of the outstanding AZ Award Winners and People's Choice Selections.

People's Choice - Architecture - Commercial under 1,000 sq m: Tori Tori Restaurant by Rojkind Arquitectos

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People's Choice - Architecture - Commercial under 1,000 sq m: Tori Tori Restaurant by Rojkind Arquitectos

2012 AZ Award Winner - Architecture - Commercial under 1,000 sq m: Sunset Chapel by BNKR Arquitectura

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2012 AZ Award Winner - Architecture - Commercial under 1,000 sq m: Sunset Chapel by BNKR Arquitectura

2012 AZ Award Winner - Architecture - Commercial over 1,000 sq m: Nike Football Training Centre, Soweto by RUFproject

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2012 AZ Award Winner - Architecture - Commercial over 1,000 sq m: Nike Football Training Centre, Soweto by RUFproject

2012 AZ Award Winner - Architecture - Temporary & Demonstration: Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts by Thinc Design

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2012 AZ Award Winner - Architecture - Temporary & Demonstration: Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts by Thinc Design

2012 AZ Award Winner - Architecture - Residential: InBetween House by Koji Tsutsui Architect & Associates

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2012 AZ Award Winner - Architecture - Residential: InBetween House by Koji Tsutsui Architect & Associates

People's Choice - Architecture - Residential: Two Hulls House by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

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People's Choice - Architecture - Residential: Two Hulls House by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

People's Choice - Architecture - Commercial over 1,000 sq m: TIFF Bell Lightbox by KPMB Architects

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People's Choice - Architecture - Commercial over 1,000 sq m: TIFF Bell Lightbox by KPMB Architects

People's Choice - Architecture - Temporary & Demonstration: Winnipeg Skating Shelters by Patkau Architects

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People's Choice - Architecture - Temporary & Demonstration: Winnipeg Skating Shelters by Patkau Architects

2012 AZ Award Winner - Interiors - Commercial & Institutional: Alchemist by Rene Gonzalez Architect

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2012 AZ Award Winner - Interiors - Commercial & Institutional: Alchemist by Rene Gonzalez Architect

People's Choice - Interiors - Commercial & Institutional: LYCS Architecture Office by LYCS Architecture

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People's Choice - Interiors - Commercial & Institutional: LYCS Architecture Office by LYCS Architecture

People's Choice - Architecture - Landscape: Sugar Beach by Claude Cormier + Associés

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People's Choice - Architecture - Landscape: Sugar Beach by Claude Cormier + Associés

2012 AZ Award Winner & People's Choice - Design - Furniture Systems: New Logica by Valcucine

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2012 AZ Award Winner & People's Choice - Design - Furniture Systems: New Logica by Valcucine

Find more Award Winners and People's Choice Favorites in the image gallery below. All images courtesy of AZURE Magazine.

2012 AZ Award Winner & People's Choice - A+ Award - Student: Polytropism – Tower Concept by Newsha Ghaeli and Caileigh MacKellar 2012 AZ Award Winner - Concepts - Unbuilt Competition Entries: Cottages at Fallingwater by Patkau Architects 2012 AZ Award Winner - Concepts - Other Unrealized Concepts: Multi-Sport Training Facility by Mark Horton Architecture People's Choice - Concepts - Unbuilt Competition Entries: Two Office Towers by REX+JET+AIM People's Choice - Concepts - Other Unrealized Concepts: New Mecca Masterplan by Partisans 2012 AZ Award Winner - Design - Furniture: Waver Chair by Vitra People's Choice - Design - Furniture: Piano Clothing Rack by Feld 2012 AZ Award Winner - Design - Lighting: 28d by Bocci People's Choice - Design - Lighting: Line by Eureka Lighting 2012 AZ Award Winner & People's Choice - Design - Interior Products: OpenSpace by Duravit


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