Welcome to the 2017 AZ Awards issue, our 7th edition highlighting the finalists and winners chosen by our esteemed jury. Read about the 20 winners who are defining what international architecture and design means right now. Plus, discover the 50 finalists who have been recognized with Awards of Merit. Also in this issue, we feature five of the top lighting innovations from Euroluce, and an Arctic art installation that marks a transition from isolation to open access.
The wellness revolution has entered the workplace with designers incorporating ways to boost productivity, creativity and well-being. In this issue we look at three forward-thinking offices, from a workspace in Amsterdam that features three glass atriums filled with plants to a tiny office in Portland that is built on wheels. Plus: Dutch designer and landscape architect Petra Blaisse on her two-pronged career; a safe haven for disabled veterans in L.A.; and a hilltop theatre that encourages monks to jump off its roof and fly.