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Press kit - Press release - AZURE Reveals the Winners of the 2017 AZ Awards - AZURE

AZURE Reveals the Winners of the 2017 AZ Awards

Toronto, Canada

AZURE

Winners and finalists flew in from as far away as Poland and China to attend the celebration on June 23, at Toronto’s iconic Evergreen Brick Works, where the results of Azure’s seventh annual AZ Awards competition were announced in the presence of top talents from the local and international architecture and design communities.


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 The 20 winners of the 2017 AZ Awards proved their prowess through stunning and innovative projects that represent a snapshot of the leading work in global architecture and design today – from a curious, castle-like observatory in New Hampshire that maximizes stargazing to a bicycle-powered canopy that can unfurl anywhere an event space is needed to a 31.3-hectare park that preserves delicate wetlands in China. To mark their achievement, they were each awarded a one-of-a-kind trophy, the creation of Canadian-born, international design phenomenon, Philippe Malouin.


This year’s submissions reached an impressive 813 from 41 countries, setting a formidable task for our jury of renowned experts. Gathering in March to narrow down the hundreds of submissions to a shortlist of 70 finalists were: planner and landscape ecologist Nina-Marie Lister, interior designer Alessandro Munge, industrial designer Theo Richardson, architect Nader Tehrani and multidisciplinary designer Michael Vanderbyl. The jurors met at Toronto’s Drake Hotel – itself a historic landmark – where through debate and discussion they made their final selection of the best of the best – the 20 exceptional winners who were honoured on June 23.


For more information on the winners and about the AZ Awards, contact Mahasti Eslahjou at mahasti@azureonline.com


The 2017 AZ Awards is presented by Audi, Cosentino, DXV, Keilhauer and Rado, and sponsored by TD Bank Group, Urban Capital and George Brown School of

Design.


The AZ Awards Gala is sponsored by Alpi, Bauhaus, Farrow & Ball and Euro-Line.


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Press kit | 809-21 - Press release | AZURE Reveals the Winners of the 2017 AZ Awards - AZURE - Competition -   FAHOUSE, Eastern Townships, Canada<br>Jean Verville Architecte, Montreal, Canada<br>Best Residential Architecture, Single Family - 2017 AZ Awards   - Photo credit: AZURE
FAHOUSE, Eastern Townships, Canada
Jean Verville Architecte, Montreal, Canada
Best Residential Architecture, Single Family - 2017 AZ Awards
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Press kit | 809-21 - Press release | AZURE Reveals the Winners of the 2017 AZ Awards - AZURE - Competition - Tatsumi Apartment House, Tokyo, Japan<br>Hiroyuki Ito Architects, Tokyo, Japan<br>Best Residential Architecture, Multi-Unit - 2017 AZ Awards  - Photo credit: AZURE
Tatsumi Apartment House, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroyuki Ito Architects, Tokyo, Japan
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Press kit | 809-21 - Press release | AZURE Reveals the Winners of the 2017 AZ Awards - AZURE - Competition -    Audain Art Museum, Whistler, Canada<br>Patkau Architects, Vancouver, Canada<br>Best Architecture Over 1,000 Square Metres - 2017 AZ Awards    - Photo credit: AZURE
Audain Art Museum, Whistler, Canada
Patkau Architects, Vancouver, Canada
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Press kit | 809-21 - Press release | AZURE Reveals the Winners of the 2017 AZ Awards - AZURE - Competition -   Gemma Observatory, Central New Hampshire, U.S.<br>Anmahian Winton Architects, Cambridge, U.S.<br>Best Architecture Under 1,000&nbsp;Square Metres - 2017 AZ Awards   - Photo credit: AZURE
Gemma Observatory, Central New Hampshire, U.S.
Anmahian Winton Architects, Cambridge, U.S.
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Press kit | 809-21 - Press release | AZURE Reveals the Winners of the 2017 AZ Awards - AZURE - Competition -  Five Fields Play Structure, Lexington, U.S.<br> Matter Design, Boston, U.S., and FR|SCH Projects, Lexington, U.S.<br>Best Recreational Architecture - 2017 AZ Awards  - Photo credit: AZURE
Five Fields Play Structure, Lexington, U.S.
Matter Design, Boston, U.S., and FR|SCH Projects, Lexington, U.S.
Best Recreational Architecture - 2017 AZ Awards
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Press kit | 809-21 - Press release | AZURE Reveals the Winners of the 2017 AZ Awards - AZURE - Competition -  People’s Canopy, Various Locations<br> People’s Architecture Office, Beijing, China<br>Best Temporary &amp; Demonstration Architecture -&nbsp;2017 AZ Awards  - Photo credit: AZURE
People’s Canopy, Various Locations
People’s Architecture Office, Beijing, China
Best Temporary & Demonstration Architecture - 2017 AZ Awards
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Press kit | 809-21 - Press release | AZURE Reveals the Winners of the 2017 AZ Awards - AZURE - Competition -  Quzhou Luming Park, Beijing, China<br>Turenscape, Beijing, China<br>Best Landscape Architecture - 2017 AZ Awards  - Photo credit: AZURE
Quzhou Luming Park, Beijing, China
Turenscape, Beijing, China
Best Landscape Architecture - 2017 AZ Awards
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Press kit | 809-21 - Press release | AZURE Reveals the Winners of the 2017 AZ Awards - AZURE - Competition -  A Church for the Local Community,&nbsp;Wrocław, Poland<br>Adamiczka Consulting, Wrocław, Poland<br>Best Unbuilt Concept - 2017 AZ Awards  - Photo credit: AZURE
A Church for the Local Community, Wrocław, Poland
Adamiczka Consulting, Wrocław, Poland
Best Unbuilt Concept - 2017 AZ Awards
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Press kit | 809-21 - Press release | AZURE Reveals the Winners of the 2017 AZ Awards - AZURE - Competition -  Photographer’s Loft, New York, U.S.<br>Desai Chia Architecture, New York, U.S.<br>Best Residential Interiors - 2017 AZ Awards  - Photo credit: AZURE
Photographer’s Loft, New York, U.S.
Desai Chia Architecture, New York, U.S.
Best Residential Interiors - 2017 AZ Awards
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Press kit | 809-21 - Press release | AZURE Reveals the Winners of the 2017 AZ Awards - AZURE - Competition -  The HUB Performance and Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China<br>Neri&amp;Hu Design and Research Office, Shanghai, China<br>Best Institutional Interiors - 2017 AZ Awards  - Photo credit: AZURE
The HUB Performance and Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, Shanghai, China
Best Institutional Interiors - 2017 AZ Awards
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Press kit | 809-21 - Press release | AZURE Reveals the Winners of the 2017 AZ Awards - AZURE - Competition - Pair Chair designed by Benjamin Hubert, Layer, London, U.K.<br>Manufacturer: Republic of Fritz Hansen, Allerød, Denmark<br>Best Furniture Design - 2017 AZ Awards - Photo credit: AZURE
Pair Chair designed by Benjamin Hubert, Layer, London, U.K.
Manufacturer: Republic of Fritz Hansen, Allerød, Denmark
Best Furniture Design - 2017 AZ Awards
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Press kit | 809-21 - Press release | AZURE Reveals the Winners of the 2017 AZ Awards - AZURE - Competition - Hangout Collection designed by EOOS, Vienna, Austria<br>Manufacturer: Keilhauer, Toronto, Canada<br>Best Furniture System - 2017 AZ Awards - Photo credit: AZURE
Hangout Collection designed by EOOS, Vienna, Austria
Manufacturer: Keilhauer, Toronto, Canada
Best Furniture System - 2017 AZ Awards
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Press kit | 809-21 - Press release | AZURE Reveals the Winners of the 2017 AZ Awards - AZURE - Competition - Infra-Structure designed by Vincent Van Duysen, Antwerp, Belgium<br>Manufacturer: Flos, Brescia, Italy<br>Best Lighting Fixtures - 2017 AZ Awards - Photo credit: AZURE
Infra-Structure designed by Vincent Van Duysen, Antwerp, Belgium
Manufacturer: Flos, Brescia, Italy
Best Lighting Fixtures - 2017 AZ Awards
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Press kit | 809-21 - Press release | AZURE Reveals the Winners of the 2017 AZ Awards - AZURE - Competition -  CHUM Passerelle, Montreal, Canada<br>CannonDesign (Toronto, Canada) and NEUF Architect(e)s:&nbsp;Montreal, Canada<br>Best Lighting Installations - 2017 AZ Awards  - Photo credit: AZURE
CHUM Passerelle, Montreal, Canada
CannonDesign (Toronto, Canada) and NEUF Architect(e)s: Montreal, Canada
Best Lighting Installations - 2017 AZ Awards
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Press kit | 809-21 - Press release | AZURE Reveals the Winners of the 2017 AZ Awards - AZURE - Competition - Pulled Plaster Panels by&nbsp;Young Projects, New York, U.S.<br>Best Interior Products - 2017 AZ Awards - Photo credit: AZURE
Pulled Plaster Panels by Young Projects, New York, U.S.
Best Interior Products - 2017 AZ Awards
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Press kit | 809-21 - Press release | AZURE Reveals the Winners of the 2017 AZ Awards - AZURE - Competition - Soho Doors designed by Giuseppe Bavuso, Seregno, Italy<br>Manufacturer:&nbsp;Rimadesio, Giussano, Italy<br>Best Architectural Products - 2017 AZ Awards - Photo credit: AZURE
Soho Doors designed by Giuseppe Bavuso, Seregno, Italy
Manufacturer: Rimadesio, Giussano, Italy
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Press kit | 809-21 - Press release | AZURE Reveals the Winners of the 2017 AZ Awards - AZURE - Competition -  Bloomberg SF Tech Hub, San Francisco, U.S.<br>Volume, San Francisco, U.S.<br>Best Experiential Graphic Design - 2017 AZ Awards  - Photo credit: AZURE
Bloomberg SF Tech Hub, San Francisco, U.S.
Volume, San Francisco, U.S.
Best Experiential Graphic Design - 2017 AZ Awards
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Press kit | 809-21 - Press release | AZURE Reveals the Winners of the 2017 AZ Awards - AZURE - Competition -   T3 Minneapolis, Minneapolis, U.S.<br>Michael Green Architecture, Vancouver, Canada<br>Environmental Leadership Award - 2017 AZ Awards   - Photo credit: AZURE
T3 Minneapolis, Minneapolis, U.S.
Michael Green Architecture, Vancouver, Canada
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Press kit | 809-21 - Press release | AZURE Reveals the Winners of the 2017 AZ Awards - AZURE - Competition -  Preston Outdoor Education Station, Cottonwood Falls, U.S.<br> Students of Kansas State University, Manhattan, U.S.<br>Winner A+ Student Award - 2017 AZ Awards  - Photo credit: AZURE
Preston Outdoor Education Station, Cottonwood Falls, U.S.
Students of Kansas State University, Manhattan, U.S.
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Press kit | 809-21 - Press release | AZURE Reveals the Winners of the 2017 AZ Awards - AZURE - Competition - 2017 AZ Awards Trophy designed by Philippe Malouin - Photo credit: AZURE
2017 AZ Awards Trophy designed by Philippe Malouin
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Press kit | 809-21 - Press release | AZURE Reveals the Winners of the 2017 AZ Awards - AZURE - Competition -  Extraction, Venice, Italy<br>OPSYS, Toronto, Canada<br>Social Good Award - 2017 AZ Awards  - Photo credit: AZURE
Extraction, Venice, Italy
OPSYS, Toronto, Canada
Social Good Award - 2017 AZ Awards
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