Announcing the Finalists of the 2021 AZ Awards

by | Apr 30, 2021 | Architecture

Toronto, Canada

AZURE

For the 11th edition of the AZ Awards, our star jury has chosen 72 finalists in 22 categories – including the all-new Urban Design section. These standouts, selected from 1,209 entries from 57 countries, represent the best in architecture and design globally.

Toronto, Canada, 2021-04-27

Now entering its second decade, the AZ Awards is proud to announce this year’s 72 finalists. Representing excellence in innovation, aesthetics, and creativity, this selection was made from 1,209 entries from 57 countries. It includes finalists in the all-new Urban Design category, a recognition of the importance of socially and environmentally progressive urban schemes worldwide.

Architecture – Residential, Single Family
i29 architects: Floating Home, Amsterdam, Netherlands
NADAAA: Villa Varoise, Le Var, France

Naturehumaine: Chalet au lac Memphrémagog, Memphrémagog, Canada
Yasuyuki Kitamura Architects: House in Minohshinmachi, Osaka, Japan
Powerhouse Company: Villa JM, North Brabant, Netherlands

Perkins&Will: SoLo, Soo Valley, Canada
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This year, the AZ Awards doubled its star power on the jury. The 10 adjudicators of the AZ Awards 2021 are Patricia Urquiola, Ini Archibong, Barbara Bestor, Sou Fujimoto, Gilles Saucier, Susannah Drake, Karim Rashid, Marc Ryan, Adelaide Testa, and Paul Filek. They brought their expertise in various design disciplines as well as their passionate perspectives to the task at hand.

Architecture – Residential, Multi-Unit
BIG: Vancouver House, Vancouver, Canada
Studio Jean Verville architectes: NMBHD: 1 plex 3 noses, Montreal, Canada

NADAAA: RISD North Hall, Providence, U.S.
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Commercial and Institutional Buildings Over 1,000 SqM
Studio Zhu Pei: Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum, Jingdezhen, China
gh3*: NETG, Edmonton, Canada

Sanjay Puri Architects: The Rajasthan School, Ras, India
Steven Holl Architects: Nancy and Rich Kinder Museum Building, Houston, U.S.
Chybik + Kristof Architects & Urban Designers: Lahofer Winery, Dobšice, Czech Republic

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Alongside the finalist announcement, the AZ Awards is opening the portal for the People’s Choice, where you can now cast your votes for your favorites. 

Adaptive Re-Use
Alexander Gorlin Architects: Bell Works, Holmdel, U.S.
Krueck + Sexton Architects: CME Center – Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago, U.S.

K-Studio: Dexamenes, Kourouta, Greece
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Architecture – Temporary & Experiential Installations
REgroup: The Line, Lockeford, U.S.
Alibi Studio: Secret Sky, Hume, U.S.

TALLER Architects and SCA and Colab19: Vertical Activation: A Scaffold for Economic Recovery, Bogotá, Colombia
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Commercial and Institutional Buildings Under 1,000 SqM
Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter: Breitenbach Landscape Hotel, Breitenbach, France
Graal architecture: Recreation Center in Athis-Mons, Ile-de-France, France

Diana Kellogg Architects: The Rajkumari Ratnavati Girls School, Jaisalmer, India
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Unbuilt Projects


APPAREIL Architecture: Marguerite-d’Youville Elementary School, Chicoutimi, Canada
Wittman Estes: Duwamish Crossings, Seattle, U.S.
Lemay: Théâtre de Verdure, Montreal, Canad

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Ideas/Prototypes
Matter Design: Adolescent Play-Lab
Ren Peng: Smart-Box

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Furniture Design
Teknion: Essa by Pearson Lloyd
Green Furniture Concept: Ascent Beam Seater

Miniforms: Soda Coffee Table by Yiannis Ghikas
Arper: Adell by Lievore + Altherr Désile Park
Cappellini and Haworth Collection: Lud’o by Patricia Urquiola

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Architectural Products
Pella: Easy Slide Operator
Duravit: SensoWash Starck f by Philippe Starck

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Furniture Design
Teknion: Essa by Pearson Lloyd
Green Furniture Concept: Ascent Beam Seater

Miniforms: Soda Coffee Table by Yiannis Ghikas
Arper: Adell by Lievore + Altherr Désile Park
Cappellini and Haworth Collection: Lud’o by Patricia Urquiola

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Furniture Systems & Collections
Salvatori: Anima Collection by Yabu Pushelberg
Nienkämper: The Patkau Collection by Patkau Architects

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Lighting Fixtures
Davide Groppi: Origine by Davide Groppi and Giorgio Rava
Flos: Coordinates by Michael Anastassiades

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Interior Products
Jill Malek: Dwellings Wallcoverings
Kirei: New Horizons Collection

Camira: Oceanic by Jodie Padgett
Matheson Cookware: Matheson by Castor Design and Matty Matheson

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Lighting Installations
LeuWebb Projects: Thermally Speaking, Toronto, Canada
Hickok Cole Architects/GPI Design: Illuminated Glass Ceiling and Wall Features, Washington, D.C., U.S.

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Experiential Graphic Design
Silo: Bicycle Parking Garage, The Hague, Netherlands
WXY architecture + urban design: Sunset Park Activation Plan & Brooklyn Army Terminal Public Realm, New York City, U.S.

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Commercial & Institutional Interiors
LSD Interior Design: Xi’an Fangsuo Commune, Xi’an, China
Studio Paolo Ferrari: Alchemy Flagship, Toronto, Canada
i29: Felix Meritis, Amsterdam, Netherlands
gad · line+ studio: Cloud of Hometown Resort Hotel, Tai’an, China
ACDF Architecture:
 Chateau Viger Offices, Montreal, Canada

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Residential Interiors

Dupont Blouin: Garnier Residence, Montreal, Canada
MESA atelier: Casa das Janelas Verdes, Lisbon, Portugal
Drew Mandel Architects: House on Bracondale Hill, Toronto, Canada
Future Simple Studio: Rue de la Gauchetière Loft, Montreal, Canada

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Landscape Architecture
Cobe: Karen Blixens Plads, Copenhagen, Denmark
Turenscape: Welcoming the Water: Tongnan Dafosi Wetland Park, Chongqing, China
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Urban Design Visions
Mecanoo: Spoorzone Dordrecht, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Partisans: The Orbit, Innisfil, Canada
Henriquez Partners Architects: Ghetto, Venice, Italy
Studio-MLA: Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Plan, Los Angeles, U.S.
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Environmental Leadership
Perkins&Will: SoLo, Soo Valley, Canada
Acc Naturale Architettura: Democratizing Sustainability, Turin, Italy
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Social Good

Michael Hsu Office of Architecture: Tiny Victories, Austin, U.S.
TALLER Architects and SCA and Colab19: Vertical Activation: A Scaffold for Economic Recovery, Bogota, Colombia
VERTEBRAL: El Terreno, Mexico City, Mexico
Diana Kellogg Architects: The Rajkumari Ratnavati Girls School, Jaisalmer, India
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A+ Award for Student Work
Mingyang Sun and Fangyuan Sheng (University of Pennsylvania): Water Miner – Johannesburg 2050
Abbie Ford, Abby Eleeson, Ace Brown, Brady Whitehill, Casey Chura, Dakota Tubbs, Gabby Foster, Jack Swezy, Jean-Marc Juston, Kaitlin Hoines, Kelly Schorn, Leah Ferrara, Lindsey Freund, Maddy Irwin, Maggy Dickherber, Nate Hulse, Norah Swift, Riley Estrada, Ryan Everson, Tiffany Nguyen, Vinny Hyunh (University of Kansas, Prof. Dan Rockhill): Levee House
Tim Cousin, Natalie Pearl, Latifa Al Khayat, William Marshall (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): The Stack Politic
Sebastián López Cardozo and Lene Sollie (Rice University): A New Housing Model for Social and Environmental Resilience in Houston’s Third Ward
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The finalists will be celebrated – and the winners revealed – in a special digital presentation on June 25, as well as in the July/August issue of Azure. This special edition will be packed with the best in furniture, lighting, architecture, interiors, and landscapes from around the world. Also included are visionary concepts, exciting temporary spaces, and extraordinary student work. 

Stay tuned for more details on the 2021 AZ Awards Winners Reveal.

The 2021 AZ Awards Presenting Partners are Caesarstone, Keilhauer, and Landscape Forms.

The Sponsors of the 2021 AZ Awards Winners Reveal are Ciot, Dark Tools, and Scavolini.

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About the AZ Awards

Launched by AZURE in 2011, the AZ Awards has grown in impact and stature to become a significant international benchmark for excellence, attracting entries from some of the most highly innovative firms around the world.

The AZ Awards is a unique opportunity for architects, landscape architects, designers, students, clients and manufacturers, to receive the international exposure and acknowledgement that their exceptional work deserves.

For more information

  1.  awards.azuremagazine.com

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