For the sixth annual AZ Awards, our intrepid jury narrowed the field from over 800 submissions, received from dozens of countries, to select just 48 finalists that stood above the rest. In addition to presenting the AZ Award winners, Azure recognized these projects, products and concepts with Awards of Merit.
Both a carnival funhouse and a De Stijl-inspired masterpiece, the pavilion is the kind of exhibition space you can’t figure out until you’ve spent time in it – a lot of time. For the RAI Amsterdam design fair last fall, i29 Interior Architects created display cases made of bright wooden blocks in the full spectrum of colours, with exterior panels finished in a clean monochrome that offered no hint as to the collections of small objects within. The designers also used mirrored surfaces everywhere, and with no clear way to navigate, touring the exhibit space became an exercise in surrendering to the unknown.
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Firm: i29 Interior Architects, The Netherlands