AZURE Magazine is inviting architects, designers, students, clients and manufacturers to submit to the fifth annual AZ AWARDS competition (#azawards15) and get their exceptional work the recognition it deserves. Established in 2011, the AZ Awards is an international competition celebrating design excellence. The winners and finalists of the AZ Awards greatly benefit from the exposure offered by this widely recognized competition.
Entries are juried by a panel of international design experts at the forefront of their professions. Finalists and winners will be published in the 2015 AZ Awards Annual and recognized at the AZ Awards Gala in Toronto on June 19, 2015.
The competition is open to architects and designers from all disciplines, as well as students, manufacturers and clients for work completed by December 31, 2014.
Architecture: Residential buildings; commercial and institutional buildings over 1,000 square metres; commercial and institutional buildings under 1,000 square metres; temporary and demonstration projects
Landscape Architecture: Public and private landscapes
Interiors: Residential; commercial and institutional spaces
Design: Furniture; furniture systems; lighting fixtures; lighting installations; interior products; architectural products
Concepts: Unbuilt competition entries; concepts/prototypes
A+ Award: Projects developed by a student enrolled in a post-secondary design or architecture program in 2014. The winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize.
*NEW FOR 2015*
SOCIAL GOOD AWARD and ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP AWARD
All entries may be considered for the SOCIAL GOOD AWARD and /or the ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP AWARD by election. A winner in each of these two categories will be selected. Projects may be entered in one or both categories.
For the SOCIAL GOOD AWARD, projects must advance social equity and have a positive impact on the collective realm.
For the ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP AWARD, projects must show sensitivity and respect for the use and management of natural resources throughout their lifecycle, especially with respect to materials and energy use.
Submissions close February 20, 2015. To enter online, or for more information visit awards.azuremagazine.com.
The AZ AWARDS are presented by BMW and Keilhauer and sponsored by GE Monogram, Urban Capital, TD Bank Group, George Brown School of Design and Alpi.