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VMZINC® Product AZENGAR Selected As Finalist For 2016 Architizer A+ Award

Raleigh, NC – 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

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.”


VMZINC_logoVMZINC® is the international brand name of rolled zinc products manufactured and sold VM Building Solutions USA. For additional information, visit

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