Azure announces the finalists of the sixth annual AZ awards

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Azure’s AZ AWARDS is known for recognizing the most innovative designers, architects, students and manufacturers from across the globe. For its sixth edition, the annual AZ AWARDS received a remarkable 826 submissions from 52 countries. And now the jury has spoken and 66 finalists have been selected.

Azure announces the finalists of the sixth annual AZ awards

In March, the five members of this year’s high-calibre international jury – architect Chris Wilkinson of WilkinsonEyre (London, U.K.), interior designer Anna Simone of Cecconi Simone (Toronto, Canada), landscape architect Thomas L. Woltz of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (Charlottesville, USA), architect John Tong of +tongtong (Toronto, Canada), and designer Omer Arbel of Bocci (Vancouver, Canada) – gathered together in Toronto and selected the best from the 826 innovative, groundbreaking and visually stunning architecture and design projects submitted.

All finalists’ projects are now available for viewing online and the public is invited to vote for the People’s Choice. The public can select its favourites in each of the 18 categories until May 6.

On June 17, top players in the architectural and design community from Canada and across the globe will gather for the 2016 AZ AWARDS Gala, at Toronto’s historic Evergreen Brick Works, to network and celebrate all the winners and finalists – including the People’s Choice.

Azure announces the finalists of the sixth annual AZ awards

The winning designs will be featured in Azure’s July/August issue, on newsstands in June. This issue will be packed with the best in furniture, lighting, architecture, interiors and landscapes from around the world. Also included are visionary concepts, striking temporary spaces and extraordinary student work.