The AZ Awards 2018: Meet the Finalists

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AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Residential Architecture - Single Family
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AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Residential Architecture - Multi-Unit
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AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Commercial/Institutional Architecture Over 1,000 Square Metres
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AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Commercial/Institutional Architecture Under 1,000 Square Metres
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AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Temporary/Demonstration Architecture
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AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Landscape Architecture
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AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Residential Interiors
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AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Commercial/Institutional Interiors
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AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Furniture Design
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AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Furniture Systems
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AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Lighting Fixtures
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AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Lighting Installations
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AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Architectural and Interior Products
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AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Unbuilt Buildings
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AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Concepts/Ideas
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AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Experiential Graphic Design
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AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: A+ Student Award
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AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Social Good
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AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Environmental Leadership
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From an unprecedented 997 entries from 46 countries, our illustrious jury has selected 64 projects, products and concepts/ideas as the AZ Awards 2018 finalists.

In 2018, the AZ Awards received 997 international entries – the greatest number of submissions in the program’s eight years. We are thrilled to present the 64 finalists that wowed our esteemed jury, comprised of Claire Weisz, founding partner at New York architecture, urban design and planning firm ; Megan Torza, partner at Toronto architecture, landscape architecture and urban design firm ; London-based lighting and furniture designer ; Michel Rojkind, founder of Mexico City architecture firm ; and Allen Chan, co-founder of Toronto-headquartered multidisciplinary studio .

The winners from this list of finalists will be announced at the 2018 , to be held at Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works on Friday, June 22. All of the winners and finalists will be featured in our July/August issue, available in print and online at the end of June. Get your tickets to the gala now!

Now it’s your turn to have a say! On April 5, we will open the popular  portal, where you can vote for your favourite AZ Awards finalists in all 19 categories. Voting will end on May 4.

The 2018 AZ Awards is presented by ,   , and was sponsored by , , , and . Gala sponsors were , , , and . The hotel sponsor is .

 

Residential Architecture – Single Family


From left to right:

Davidson Rafailidis: Big Space, Little Space, Buffalo, New York, USA

Taller Hector Barroso: Entrepinos, Valle de Bravo, Mexico

nodo17 group: House City Wall, Seville, Spain

la SHED architecture: Maison Wilson, Montreal, Canada

Mork Ulnes Architects: Mylla Hytte, Lunner, Norway

35-51 Architecture Office: Vanoosh Villa, Mazandaran Province, Iran

 

Residential Architecture – Multi-Unit

AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Residential Architecture - Multi-Unit

From left to right:

gadLine+ Studio: Contemporary Rural Cluster, Hangzhou, China

COBE: The Silo, Copenhagen, Denmark

Studio MK27: Somosaguas, Madrid, Spain

 

Commercial/Institutional Architecture Over 1,000 Square Metres

AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Commercial/Institutional Architecture Over 1,000 Square Metres

From left to right:

NADAAA: Daniels Building, Toronto, Canada

Neri&Hu Design and Research Office: The Walled – Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat, Hanjiang District, Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China

C.F. Møller Architects: Copenhagen International School, Denmark

Antonini Darmon Architects with RMDM Architects: Extension of the CTLES, Paris, France

ORIGEN 19˚ 41’ 53” N: Refugio para Mujeres Victimas de Violencia (RMV), Uruapan, Michoacán, Mexico

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP: Poly International Plaza, Beijing, China

 

Commercial/Institutional Architecture Under 1,000 Square Metres

AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Commercial/Institutional Architecture Under 1,000 Square Metres

From left to right:

Key Operation/Architects: Kanda Terrace, Tokyo, Japan

Studio MK27: Micasa Volume C, São Paulo, Brazil

 

Temporary/Demonstration Architecture

AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Temporary/Demonstration Architecture

From left to right:

Claude Cormier + Associés: 18 Shades of Gay, Montreal, Canada

DevolutioN: DevolutioN Park, Xinglin Bay, Xiamen, China

Raw Design: Fine Line, Toronto, Canada

 

Landscape Architecture

AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Landscape Architecture

From left to right:

Turenscape: Building a Greenway – Puyangjiang River Eco-Corridor, Zhejiang Province, China

Claude Cormier + Associés: Berczy Park, Toronto, Canada

John Wardle Architects & NADAAA in collaboration with Oculus: Tanderrum Pedestrian Bridge, Melbourne, Australia

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects: Orongo Station Stewardship Master Plan, Poverty Bay, New Zealand

 

Residential Interiors

AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Residential Interiors

From left to right:

RIGI Design: A White House, Shanghai, China

Jean Verville architecte: IN 3, Montreal, Canada

smartvoll: Loft Panzerhalle, Salzburg, Austria

 

Commercial/Institutional Interiors

AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Commercial/Institutional Interiors

From left to right:

Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup: Contemplative Court, Smithsonian Museum of African American History & Culture, Washington, U.S.

Esrawe Studio: El Califa, Mexico City, Mexico

Squire and Partners: The Department Store, London, U.K.

Linehouse: WeWork Weihai Lu China Flagship, Shanghai, China

 

Furniture Design

AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Furniture Design

From left to right:

Allermuir: Axyl by Benjamin Hubert of Layer

Arper: Cila by Lievore Altherr

Two Degrees North: Mantis by Shim Sutcliffe Architects

Springboard Working Surfaces: Q!

 

Furniture Systems

AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Furniture Systems

From left to right:

Teknion: Expansion Cityline

Molteni&C: Gliss Master-Glass by Vincent Van Duysen

 

Lighting Fixtures

AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Lighting Fixtures

From left to right:

Luceplan: Amisol by Daniel Rybakken

ANONY: Highwire by Christian Lo and David Ryan

Castor Design: Induction Wall Light by Brian Richer and Kei Ing

Innermost: Kepler by COHDA

 

Lighting Installations

AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Lighting Installations

From left to right:

Licht Kunst Licht AG: HSBC Cafeteria, Dusseldorf, Germany

Moment Factory: Jacques Cartier Bridge Interactive Illumination, Montreal, Canada

 

Architectural and Interior Products

AZ Awards Finalists: Architectural and Interior Products

From left to right:

Casali: Cocoon Lounge by Daniele Merini

Agape: Immersion Bathtub by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

OberSurfaces: Pure Paper Color by Patrick Norguet

 

Unbuilt Buildings

AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Unbuilt Buildings

From left to right:

Modern Office of Design + Architecture (MoDA): GROW, Calgary, Canada

Trahan Architects: Magazine Street Residence, New Orleans, USA

Lemay: Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, Montreal, Canada

 

Ideas/Prototypes

AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Concepts/Ideas

From left to right:

FXCollaborative with Sam Schwartz Engineering: Public Square, New York, USA

PUBLIC WORK with Greenberg Consultants: The Bentway, Toronto, Canada

 

Experiential Graphic Design

AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Experiential Graphic Design

From left to right:

Rios Clementi Hale Studios: Row DTLA, Los Angeles, USA

ZGF Architects: Wasserman Football Center, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

 

A+ Student Award

AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: A+ Student Award

From left to right:

Alykhan Neky, Ryerson University: Netii Apa – Maasai Mara Cultural Center, Kenya

The 2017 First Year Class, Yale School of Architecture, led by Adam Hopfner and

Alan Organschi: 2017 Jim Vlock Building Project at Yale

Chen Chu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Theatre in Round and Theater in the Ground

Anne Morrison, Katie Kelly, Yin-Yu Fong, University of Virginia: Thermal Thresholds – Education and Play in the Arctic (Minto, Alaska)

Shir Katz and Kyriaki Goti, University of Stuttgart: Tangible Formations

 

Social Good

AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Social Good

From left to right:

Ben Kaufmann, Carleton University: BIO – Water Distilling Device

Hariri Pontarini Architects: Casey House, Toronto, Canada

Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects: Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel, Fitzroy Crossing, Australia

Insitu Project: Miaoxia Community Guesthouse, Sichuan Province, China

 

Environmental Leadership

AZ Awards 2018 Finalists: Environmental Leadership

From left to right:

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects: Duke University Water Reclamation Pond, Durham, North Carolina, USA

Ruhl Walker Architects: Gap Cove House, Rockport, Massachusetts, USA

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