Wong Dai Sin Temple Wins 2016 Azure Award in Architecture
Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism’s Wong Dai Sin temple in Toronto has won another prestigious architecture award.
The temple, a concrete and weathered-steel building that features the longest cantilever in North America, has won the 2016 AZ international award for Best Architecture Under 1000 Square Metres.
The award is from Azure, an award-winning magazine on architecture and design. The FLK temple was among 18 winners chosen for exemplifying innovation and forward-thinking by an international jury from 826 submissions from 52 countries.
The temple, designed by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, has already been awarded a 2016 Governor General’s Medal for Architecture in Canada. That jury said the temple was a “beautifully crafted and designed building that raises the bar for architects working in the domain of new spiritual buildings”.