Every year, we are beyond thrilled with the number of remarkable submissions to the AZ Awards competition. They come in from around the world; some are already familiar to us (we may have even published them in our pages), while others are completely new to our eyes. What impresses most is how each edition of our annual program, now in its 12th year, sees architects and designers reach novel heights in creatively solving problems, with equity, sustainability and community in mind.
In 2022, after careful virtual deliberation, our world-renowned jury has chosen 24 AZ Awards winners and 46 Awards of Merit. They include the marvellous Tintagel Castle Bridge — our cover star — as well as a Dutch centre devoted to ethical agriculture, an accessible viewing platform on Peggy’s Cove, a furniture system that up-cycles waste felt, a progressive vision for defunct nuclear stations and much, much more.
These deserving honourees, as well as the People’s Choice favourites, are celebrated in our digital Winners Reveal (go to awards.azuremagazine.com for the complete experience). They are also the heart of this special edition.
This issue also includes a primer on garden suites — just as the residential typology is set to stake its place in Ontario — a roundup of gorpcore-inspired lighting fixtures, and a tour of SO – IL’s French glass-blowing factory turned cultural complex.
Spotlight on Workspace
These ingenious office interiors and products let you take care of business — whether at your desk, in the metaverse or in silent meditation pods.
Solid surfacing, veneers and everything in between for putting that perfect final touch on a project.
The Latest in Kitchens
From full-scale systems to fridges and faucets, the newest options for creating the most welcoming — and functional — of spaces.