From the press release:
« From an impressive 677 submissions arriving from 38 countries, 46 finalists have been selected in the third annual AZ Awards – an international competition honouring excellence in design and architecture
Toronto, April 19, 2013 – Toronto, April 8, 2013 – The high-calibre international jury has conferred and the finalists have been selected. Now the public is invited to cast their vote for the People’s Choice. All 46 finalists are available for online viewing and voters are selecting their favourites in each of the 14 categories. The winners, including the People’s Choice, will be revealed on June 13, in Toronto, Canada.
The winning designs will be featured in AZURE Magazine’s Annual Awards Issue, on newsstands mid-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.
Toronto’s historic Evergreen Brick Works is the venue for the 2013 AZ Awards Gala Celebration. On June 13, top players in Canada’s architectural and design community will rub shoulders with other finalists from across the globe at a reception and awards ceremony where our host, award-winning actor Arsinée Khanjian will present the trophies.
The 2013 AZ Awards jury includes: Shirley Blumberg of KPMB Architects (Toronto), designer Todd Bracher of Todd Bracher Studio (New York), furniture manufacturer Giulio Cappellini of Cappellini (Milan), Todd Saunders of Saunders Architecture (Bergen, Norway), Ken Smith of Workshop: Ken Smith Landscape Architect (New York) and interior designer George Yabu of Yabu Pushelberg (Toronto). »
(Photo cover: « Inhabitable Sculpture » by Jean-Maxime Labrecque Architecte)