Award / Buero Wagner earns the AZ Awards of Merit for 2014

In addition to presenting the AZ Award winners,  Azure also recognized 36 brilliant projects, products and concepts with Awards of Merit in its fourth annual AZ Awards.

From a home that seems to float on a plinth to a lounger inspired by snow shoes, and a lighting system based on virtual LEDs, the Award of Merit winners are ingenious and elegant. Along with the 13 winners, these works were celebrated at Azure’s gala on Friday night.

From 652 entries that came from in all over the world, 49 finalists were selected by our jury, made up of Jamie Gray of Matter; Patricia Patkau of Patkau Architects; Charles Waldheim of the Harvard Graduate School of Design; Ron Arad; and Diego Burdi of Burdifilek. Here are the 36 Awards of Merit:

RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE

StudioMK27: Redux House, São Paulo, Brazil (above)

Alain Carle Architecte: Les Marais, Wentworth-Nord, Quebec, Canada (left)
Marte.Marte Architects: Maiden Tower, Vorarlberg, Austria (right)

COMMERCIAL/INSTITUTIONAL OVER 1,000 SQUARE METRES 

Studio Gang Architects: WMS Boathouse at Clark Park, Chicago, USA

IsraelAlba: Valencia Waste Treatment Plant, Valencia, Spain (above)

Anmahian Winton Architects: Community Rowing Boathouse Boston, USA (left)
Fernanda Canales and Arquitectura 911sc: Elena Garro Cultural Center, Mexico City  (right)

KPMB Architects: Joseph L. Rotman School of Management Expansion, Toronto (left)

MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects: Regent Park Aquatic Centre, Toronto (right)

COMMERCIAL/INSTITUTIONAL ARCHITECTURE UNDER 1,000 SQUARE METRES 

Studio 804, University of Kansas: EcoHawks research Facility, Lawrence, Kansas, USA (above)

Li Xiaodong Atelier: The Screen, Dichen Valley, China (left)
Peter Sampson Architecture Studio: Assiniboine Park Washrooms, Winnipeg, Canada (right)

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

A24 Landschaft Landschaftsarchitektur: Mangfall Park Rosenheim, Germany

Straub Thurmayr Landscape Architects: Folly Forest, Winnipeg, Canada

TEMPORARY/DEMONSTRATION ARCHITECTURE

D’Ambrosio Architecture + Urbanism: ARTINPUBLIC projects, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (left)

Davidson Rafailidis: MirrorMirror Tents, New York City, USA (right)

RESIDENTIAL INTERIORS

Drew Mandel Architects: Moore Park Residence, Toronto, Canada (left)

Dubbeldam Architecture + Design: Through House, Toronto, Canada (right)

Project A01 Architects: Residence Freundorf, Freundorf, Austria

COMMERCIAL/INSTITUTIONAL INTERIORS

Buero Wagner, Andreas Kreft: Gamsei cocktail bar, Munich, Germany (above)

Moment Factory with Digital Kitchen, Electrosonic, Fentress Architects, MRA International, Sardi Design, Smart Monkeys: LAX – Immersive Multimedia Architecture, Los Angeles, USA

Sanjay Puri Architects: Auriga Restaurant and Lounge, Mumbai, India

FURNITURE DESIGN

Dystil: Kona Chair, by Miles Keller (above)

Esrawe Studio: Stack Buffet, by Héctor Esrawe

Moroso: Bikini Island, by Werner Aisslinger (above)

Rimadesio: Cover, by Giuseppe Bavuso (left)
Sedia Systems: JumpSeat Wall, by Ziba Design (right)

LIGHTING

3M: Lightfalls, by Todd Bracher

Illumagear:  Halo Light by Pensar

INTERIOR PRODUCTS

Herman Miller: Formwork, by Industrial Facility

UNBUILT CONCEPTS

Form4 Architecture: Luminous Moon-Gate. Taichung, Taiwan (left)

Platform for Architecture + Research: Taichung Cultural Center, Taiwan (right)

MZ Architects: Meditation House, Jebaa, Lebanon (left)

MZ Architects: The Ring House, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  (right)

STUDENT A+ AWARD

Safira Lakhani (University of Waterloo, Canada): Revitalizing Bamyan (left)

Rowan Liivamägi (Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, Canada): Väärtus Jewellery (right)

All of the AZ Award winners and Awards of Merit are featured in Azure’s July/August issue, on newsstands and on Zinio.

 

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