The Copenhagen International School designed by CF Møller Architects and The Silo, the apartment building designed by COBE in Copenhagen, are two of the winners of the AZ Awards 2018, that were unveiled by magazine Azure during a gala at the Evergreen Brick Works of Toronto.
Twenty architects and designers were awarded, one for each category of the award. They were selected by an international jury from a shortlist of 64 finalists who passed the first, important selection phase which narrowed down the 997 submissions received from 46 different countries.
The international jury was composed of: Claire Weisz (architect and founding partner of the New York-based studio WXY), Megan Torza (architect and partner of Canadian studio DTAH), Michael Anastassiades (designer and creator of the AZ Awards Trophy), Michel Rojkind (architect and founding partner of Mexican studio Rojkind Arquitectos) and Allen Chan (co-founder of multi-disciplinary DesignAgency studio of Toronto).
Austria, Denmark, Japan and Mexico are some of the countries of origin of the winners of the AZ Awards 2018, who received the exclusive trophy created by London-based designer Michael Anastassiades and manufactured in Carrara marble by an Italian company.
Today, we are going to present you the AZ Awards 2018 winning projects.
The Best Residential Architecture, Single Family category was won by two projects. The first residential project is Entrepinos, by Mexican studio Taller Héctor Barroso, realised in the Valle del Bravo, South-West of Mexico City, where each house is composed of six volumes clustered around a central patio.
The second project winning the Best Residential Architecture, Single Family category was won by “Big Space, Little Space”, realised in Buffalo (USA) by the Davidson Rafailidis studio, which transformed a garage of the early 1920s into a modern home filled with fluid spaces and additional outdoor space.
The Best Residential Architecture, Multi-Unit category was won by the already mentioned The Silo, designed by COBE. The architects transformed an abandoned silo from the 1960s in the port of Copenhagen into a 17-storey residential building. The new residential tower is covered by a galvanized-steel wrapper that protects its interiors, mitigates the effects of direct sunlight and wind, and creates an effect on the façade that recalls sun-dappled water.
Copenhagen also hosts the winner of the Commercial/Institutional Architecture Over 1,000 SqM category, the Copenhagen International School Nordhavn, designed by C.F. Møller Architects, and already known by the readership of Floornature.
The winner of the Commercial/Institutional Architecture Under 1,000 SqM category is Volume C, a store complex where contemporary design furniture is showcased and sold, designed by architect Marcio Kogan for Micasa of São Paulo (Brazil).
As for the interior design, the Residential Interiors category was won by Loft Panzerhalle, designed by Austrian studio Smartvoll, which refurbished and brought to a new life an old armoury in Salzburg. Finally, the Commercial/Institutional Interiors category was won by the project realised in Mexico City by Esrawe Studio: the taquería El Califa, selling traditional Mexican tacos.
Images courtesy of Azure Magazine photos by Rasmus Hjortshøj (COBE - The Silo), Camilla Cossio ( Esrawe Studio – El Califa)