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.
With the ambition of using the project as a model for urban renewal, the government of New South Wales, Australia, pulled out all the stops for this 275-metre-long park, built along an abandoned rail line in Sydney. Aspect Studios and Chrofi were glad to take part, outfitting the green space with a walkway of connected polygons, which defines communal and leisure spaces that house custom steel furniture in brilliant yellow. Next to a Ping-Pong table and an amphitheatre, a communal desk for 30 people, with built-in power points and Wi‑Fi, lets mobile workers enjoy the outdoors, even while they’re on the clock.
Location: Sydney, Australia
Firms: Aspect Studios with Chrofi, Australia
Team: John Choi, Sacha Coles and Michelle Weiss, with Dale Lenden, Paul McCormack and Bruce Slorach