RALEIGH, N.C., April 14, 2016 – VMZINC®-US, the international brand name of rolled zinc products, has announced that AZENGAR is a Popular Choice Award winner in the metal product category for the 2016 Architizer A+ Awards. For the Popular Choice Awards, the online public voted for for their favorite products in more than 100 categories. 
AZENGAR was selected as an award finalist among entries from more than 100 countries. In 2014, VMZINC® conducted a study with more than 400 international architects and discovered that these professionals were seeking vibrant, rugged textures. To meet this need, VMZINC® created AZENGAR – the first ever engraved rolled zinc product – using a brand new industrial process. This exclusive, eco-designed surface aspect is the most matte and lightest shade of zinc available on the market. The uneven surface captures the sunlight and creates beautiful, subtle shades of light grey.
In addition to this Popular Choice Award, VMZINC®’s PIGMENTO product received a special mention in the same metal product category from a jury of industry luminaries. To create PIGMENTO, VMZINC® 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 is available in red, blue, green and brown.
QUOTES:  “We are honored to receive this 2016 Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award for AZENGAR,” said Daniel Nicely, managing director at VMZINC® -US. “Especially considering that AZENGAR was specifically created to meet the needs of industry professionals seeking new textures for their projects, we are honored that the public voted to recognize this product for its outstanding aesthetic and performance.”
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ABOUT VMZINC®: 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
ABOUT ARCHITIZER: 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).