NEW YORK — The Architizer A+Awards, based in New York, is the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’s best architecture and products. The awards, now in its fourth year, have announced the 2016 winners and included categories ranging from offices, hotels and resorts, higher education and research facilities, libraries, products and more. A full list of the winners can be found here.
Winning in the product category for wall panels included Acoustical Surfaces Inc., based in Chaska, Minn., for the company’s Acousticore Micro-Perforated Acoustic Panels. The product was chosen from submissions from over 100 countries, and was selected by a jury of top architects, designers, cultural thought leaders and developers in the industry.
Acoustical Surfaces’ Acousticore Micro-Perforated Acoustic Panels are sound absorbent panels that are engineered to offer an aesthetically-pleasing design, while also providing unmatched acoustic benefits for all types of projects. Acousticore’s innovative core technology delivers superior acoustic performance, offering top-tier acoustic surfacing in a lightweight design. The panels are impact resistant and rigid, and come in multiple surface options including wood veneer, vinyl, high pressure laminate and painted to match the interior design of any space, according to the company.
“We are humbled to have received this award from a jury of the top influencers in our industry,” said JR Anderson, president of Acoustical Surfaces Inc., in a statement. “At Acoustical Surfaces, we pride ourselves in developing, constructing and delivering high-quality products and materials to our customers. Our goal is to offer the top products in controlling sound, and this award confirms that our innovation has been recognized.”
Also winning an impressive award was Ector Hoogstad Architecthen, based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, in the educational-university category for the Science, Geosciences and Biomedical Sciences at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. This building forms part of an education cluster in the northwest corner of the university campus that will make the university a more attractive place for students, teaching staff and researchers by offering them an inspiring and well-equipped work environment and meeting place, according to the award description. The laboratories, lecture theatres and study landscapes provided within the building are already very well used.