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AZ AWARDS 2014 : Architecture Competition

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page updated 5 Nov 2016 with new photos ; 4 Jul 2014

AZ Awards Winners 2014

Top players of the international architectural and design community, from as far as Brazil and Japan, gathered at the Evergreen Brick Works Friday night as AZURE revealed the winners of its fourth annual AZ Awards.

The AZ Awards are one of a kind: 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.

The high-calibre international jury included designer Ron Arad of Ron Arad Associates (London), interior designer Diego Burdi of Burdifilek (Toronto), retailer Jamie Gray of Matter boutique (New York), Patricia Patkau of Patkau Architecture (Vancouver), and landscape architecture chair Charles Waldheim of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (Cambridge, US). In March, the expert panel conferred at Toronto’s Hôtel Le Germain, Maple Leaf Square, narrowing the field from an impressive 652 entries arriving from 36 countries to a shortlist of 49 finalists. From there, they selected the 13 outstanding winners.

During the month of April, the public was also given the chance to vote online for their favourites as the People’s Choice. To view the full list of 13 jury winners and People’s Choice winners,

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Best Residential Architecture: MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects: Cliff House, Nova Scotia, Canada

Cliff House

Best Commercial/Institutional Architecture over 1,000 square metres: Marlon Blackwell Architect: Vol Walker Hall and the Steven L. Anderson Design Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S.

Vol Walker Hall

Best Commercial/Institutional Architecture under 1,000 square metres: Kikuma Watanabe: School Floating in the Sky, Sangkhlaburi, Thailand

School Floating In The Sky

Best Landscape Architecture: Stoss Landscape Urbanism: The CityDeck, Green Bay, Wisconsin, U.S.

Green Bay

Best Temporary/Demonstration Architecture: Matthew Mazzotta: Open House, York, Alabama, U.S.

Open House York Alabama


Best Residential Interiors: i29 Interior Architects: Home 09,

Bloemendaal House in Netherlands

Best Commercial/Institutional Interiors: Studio MK27: Cultura bookstore, São Paulo, Brazil

Cultura bookstore in São Paulo

Cultura bookstore São Paulo


Best Furniture Design: Bensen: U Turn Chair, by Niels Bendtsen

Best Lighting: Castor Design: Coil Lamp, by Brian Richer and Kei Ng

Best Interior Product: Interface: Net Effect carpet tile, by David Oakey


Best Concept/Prototype: Line to Line Design: Tangent Clock, by Scott Sullivan

Best Unbuilt Competition Entry: REX Architecture: Media Headquarters Buildings

Media Headquarters Buildings


Student Award: Design/BuildLAB (Virginia Tech): Smith Creek Park, Virginia, U.S.


AZ Awards 2016 Jury



Architecture Awards

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