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.
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.
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.
Media Partners: Archello, ArchiExpo, Archilovers, Archinect, Archiproducts, Architect@Work, The Architect’s Newspaper, ArchiTonic, Bustler, Design Week Mexico, Interior Designers of Canada, INDEX Design, Kollectif, v2com newswire, and World-Architects.
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.