VMZINC®’s AZENGAR 2016 Architizer A+ Award

VMZINC®-US, the international brand name of rolled zinc products, has announced that AZENGAR has been selected as a finalist in the metal product category for the 2016 Architizer A+ Awards. In addition, PIGMENTO was selected as a special mention in the same product category.
As an award finalist, AZENGAR is also eligible to win two other awards – the Architizer A+ Jury Award and the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award. The online public chooses the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award, and voting is open until April 1. To vote for AZENGAR, please visit https://awards.architizer.com/public/voting/?cid=87.
AZENGAR was selected as an award finalist among entries from more than 100 countries. After conducting a study with 400 international architects, VMZINC® discovered that these professionals were seeking vibrant, rugged textures. To meet this need, VMZINC® created AZENGAR – the first ever engraved rolled zinc product – in 2014 using a brand new industrial process. This exclusive, eco-designed surface aspect is the most matte and lightest shade of zinc available. The uneven surface captures the sunlight and creates beautiful, subtle shades of light grey.
As part of the top 15 percent of entries, PIGMENTO was awarded a special mention by a jury of industry luminaries. VMZINC® is the first company in its industry to diversify its range of surface aspects in order to keep up with the changing construction demands and ensure customer satisfaction. That approach is what led to the creation of PIGMENTO, where VMZINC® has added mineral pigments to preweathered zinc to produce an eye-catching palette of possibilities while preserving the zinc’s natural texture and ability to develop a protective patina over time. PIGMENTO, available in red, blue, green and brown, capitalizes on zinc’s unique appeal among construction metals to add style, provide strong protection and contribute to a building’s overall excellent performance.
“VMZINC® is proud that AZENGAR was selected as a finalist and PIGMENTO was selected as a special mention for the 2016 Architizer A+ Awards,” said Daniel Nicely, managing director at VMZINC® -US. “More than 100 countries entered this competition, so it is a huge honor to have not one, but two of our products recognized for their superior quality by leaders in the architecture industry.”
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VMZINC® is the international brand name of rolled zinc products. As a leader in the French and Belgian markets and established in 15 countries worldwide, VMZINC®, offers an unparalleled range of roofing products and systems, façade cladding, rainwater systems and ornaments. With a large focus on customer satisfaction, VMZINC®’s products and services have become synonymous with high quality, innovation and environmentally sustainable design. As the first company to diversify its range of surface aspects, VMZINC® offers seven unique shades of preweathered zinc, in addition to natural zinc. For additional information, visit https://vmzinc-us.com/.
Architizer is the world's largest and fastest growing website for architecture has launched the definitive architectural award program with 115+ categories and more than 350 jurors. The Architizer A+Awards received entries from a 100 countries and represents the best of architecture and design worldwide. JUDGES: Winners are chosen by our illustrious jury including such industry luminaries as Denise Scott Brown, Bjarke Ingels and Tom Kundig, as well as personalities from beyond architecture like Tony Hsieh (CEO, Zappos), Yves Behar (Fuseproject), John Edelman (CEO, Design Within Reach), Cameron Sinclair (Architecture for Humanity) and Barry Bergdoll (MoMA).

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