Check Out The Winners of the 2015 AZ Awards

Azure announced the winners of its fifth annual AZ Awards on June 20th 2015

by Angelica Marino
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From affordable housing in France that borders on minimalist luxury, to Kickstarter-funded tiles made from old television sets and computer monitors, the 19 winners of the AZ Awards demonstrate an expansive spirit of innovation. On June 20th, many of the winners took to the stage – some coming from as far away as Denmark and Dubai – to receive their trophies, which were designed by last year’s guest of honour, Karim Rashid. All 66 of the finalists, which were also up for People’s Choice awards, were applauded by a standing-room-only audience.


Taken together, all of the submissions – from designers, architects, firms and manufacturers, as well as students of design and architecture – represent a global snapshot of the world of architecture and design. The international jury was also made up of some of the very best in their fields: architect Winka Dubbeldam of Archi-Tectonics (New York, US), architect Brendan MacFarlane of Jakob + MacFarlane (Paris, France), designer Anwar Mekhayech of the Design Agency (Toronto, Canada), landscape architect Janet Rosenberg of Janet Rosenberg & Studio (Toronto, Canada) and designer Philippe Malouin (London, UK).


In March, the panel conferred at Toronto’s Thompson Hotel to narrow down an impressive 720 entries from 43 countries to a shortlist of 66 finalists. From there, they selected the 19 outstanding winners, which you can check out below.



Best Residential Architecture – Single Family: PARA-Project: Haffenden House, Syracuse, USA



Best Residential Architecture – Multi-Unit: Antonini + Darmon: Oiseau des Îles Social Housing, Nantes, France



Best Commercial  ⁄ Institutional Architecture Over 1,000 Square Metres: John Wardle Architects and NADAAA in collaboration: Melbourne School of Design, Melbourne, Australia



Best Commercial  ⁄  Institutional Architecture Under 1,000 Square Metres: SchilderScholte architecten: Pani Community Centre, Rajarhat, Bangladesh



Best Landscape Architecture: gh3: JUNE CALLWOOD PARK, Toronto, Canada



Best Temporary /  Demonstration Architecture: Philip Beesley Architect: Epiphyte Chamber, Seoul, Korea



Best Residential Interior: Francesco Librizzi Studio: Casa G, Sicily, Italy



Best Commercial  ⁄ Institutional Interior: Burdifilek: Galleria Luxury Hall West, Seoul, Korea



Best Furniture Design: Arper: KINESIT, by Lievore Altherr Molina



Best Furniture System: Randers + Radius: Grip Tablesystem, by GrumDesign



Best Lighting Fixture: Vibia: Wireflow, by Arik Levy



Best Lighting Installation: Licht Kunst Licht: Art Museum Ahrenshoop



Best Interior Product: Fireclay Tile: CRT Glass Tile, by Paul Burns



Best Unbuilt Competition Entry: Steven Christensen Architecture: Liepaja Thermal Bath



Best Concept / Prototype: Andrei Gheorghe: Robotic Infiltrations



STUDENT A+ WINNER: Danny Karas (SCI-Arc, Los Angeles, USA): M&N



SOCIAL GOOD AWARD: H&P Architects: TOIGETATION, Cao Bang, Vietnam



SOCIAL GOOD AWARD: Saunders Architecture: Fogo Island Inn Newfoundland, Canada



ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP AWARD: Sofia Ceylan, Katharina Laekamp and Leonie Otten: Memory of the Arctic


Congratulations to all of the winners!


Courtesy of



  • Richard Rich

  • Richard Rich



Toronto / Canada / 2008



Provincia di Son La / Vietnam / 2014

Fogo Island Inn 22

Fogo Island Inn

Fogo Island Region / Canada / 2013