Winners of the 2017 AZ Awards

John Hill
1. July 2017
AZ Awards trophy designed by Philippe Malouin (Photo: Azure Magazine)

On June 23rd at Toronto’s historic and iconic Evergreen Brick Works, Azure Magazine revealed the 20 winners of its seventh annual AZ Awards competition.

This year's AZ Awards drew 813 submissions (about the same as last year) that were narrowed down to 70 finalists. From those, the jury* selected the twenty winners in three categories (Architecture, Interiors, and Design) with four other prizes: the Experiential Graphic Design Award, the Environmental Leadership Award, the Social Good Award, and the A+ Student Award. The list is below with some projects highlighted with images; visit Azure's website to see images of all the winners and the lists of the finalists for each award.

*The 2017 AZ Awards jury: planner and landscape ecologist Nina-Marie Lister, interior designer Alessandro Munge, industrial designer Theo Richardson, architect Nader Tehrani, and multidisciplinary designer Michael Vanderbyl.

Best Architecture Over 1,000 Square Metres (All photos courtesy of Azure)


Best Residential Architecture, Single Family
Jean Verville Architecte: FAHOUSE, Eastern Townships, Canada

​Best Residential Architecture, Multi-Unit
Hiroyuki Ito Architects: Tatsumi Apartment House, Tokyo, Japan

Best Architecture Over 1,000 Square Metres
Patkau Architects: Audain Art Museum, Whistler, Canada

Best Architecture Under 1,000 Square Metres
​Anmahian Winton Architects: Gemma Observatory, Central New Hampshire, U.S.

Best Recreational Architecture
Matter Design and FR|SCH Projects: Five Fields Play Structure, Lexington, U.S.

Best Temporary & Demonstration Architecture
People’s Architecture Office: People’s Canopy, Preston, U.K.

Best Landscape Architecture
Turenscape: Quzhou Luming Park, Quzhou City, China

Unbuilt Concept
Adamiczka Consulting: A Church for the Local Community, Wrocław, Poland



Best Residential Interior
Desai Chia Architecture: Photographer’s Loft, New York, U.S.
Best Institutional & Commercial Interior
Neri&Hu Design and Research Office: The HUB Performance and Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China

Best Institutional & Commercial Interior


Best Furniture Design
Republic of Fritz Hansen: Pair Chair, by Benjamin Hubert
Best Furniture System
Keilhauer: Hangout Collection, by EOOS
Best Lighting Fixtures
Flos: Infra-Structure, by Vincent Van Duysen

Best Lighting Installations
CannonDesign and NEUF Architect(e)s: CHUM Passerelle, Montreal, Canada
Best Interior Products
Young Projects: Pulled Plaster Panels
Best Architectural Products
Rimadesio: Soho Doors, by Giuseppe Bavuso

Best Lighting Installations


Experiential Graphic Design
Volume: Bloomberg SF Tech Hub, San Francisco, U.S.
Environmental Leadership
Michael Green Architecture: T3 Minneapolis, Minneapolis, U.S.
Social Good
OPSYS: Extraction, Venice, Italy 
A+ Student Award
Students of Kansas State University: Preston Outdoor Education Station, Cottonwood Falls, U.S.

Environmental Leadership

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