About this event

Upon consultation with all of our esteemed judges, we have made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s 2020/2021 ABB LEAF Awards ceremony. This is to ensure the safety of all of our community and maximise everyone's opportunities to attend and compete with recent and upcoming completed projects. Therefore, we are delighted to announce we will now extend the current entries submission deadline to May 2021, which will also allow for projects completed by then. Winners will be announced during a live ceremony in October 2021, location and venue TBC.

The LEAF Awards has been running for over 18 years and all shortlisted entries and winning projects are known for their contribution to the international architectural design industry. We celebrate each new building project created over the last eighteen months, rewarding and recognising them for their original design concept in its appropriate category.

ABB LEAF AWARDS 2020/2021 ENTRIES CAMPAIGN NOW OPEN!

 

We have been honoured to have on board a truly diverse, esteemed and experienced judging panel. It is their expertise and vision for the future of architecture and design that helps us to create the ABB LEAF Awards.

For 2019, once again we have received a record number of international entries spanning all corners of the globe, including the UK, USA, Japan, China, India, Australia, South Korea, Turkey and of course mainland Europe.

Shortlisted projects came from leading and international architectural names such as Nikken Space, OPEN architecture, 5+Design, Zaha Hadid, SOM, UN Studio, INNOCAD, DP Architects, Office Untitled, Pascall & Watson, Aedas, Yazgan Design and many more......

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Watch Episode #4 of Frozen Music.

Katrin Förster explores what happened to the neglected site of an Art Déco grand hotel from the 1950s in Chennai, India. WOW Architects of Singapore, brings back beauty and magic to this place with a condominium, AZURE The Oceanic, that offers incredible views that frame the Bay of Bengal.

Architecture is Frozen Music” said Friedrich Schelling and Wolfgang von Goethe. With the video series Frozen Music ABB honors unique building design and the creators behind them.

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For 2020/2021, the LEAF Awards are proud to announce once again Headline Partner and Trophy Patron ABB.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader with a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years. Today ABB focuses on digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.

Within the electrification business ABB´s German daughter Busch-Jaeger Elektro is one of the world´s leading suppliers of electrical solutions for the building sector and its expertise can be found proven in numerous hotels, condominiums, offices, retail-, public-, cultural- and residential buildings around the globe.
Solutions provided include the whole range of products: from innovative, design oriented wiring accessories to the control of building-functions via touch panels, smart-phones, - tablets as well as voice control.

The ABB Busch-Jaeger portfolio stands for maximizing the comfort and safety in buildings for building users and minimizing energy consumption and overall ecological footprint.

ABB´s “Mission to ZERO” campaign 2019/20 draws worldwide attention to ABB´s cutting edge technological portfolio.

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2020/2021 Categories

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    Most Innovative and Impactful Design of Engineering or Technology (NEW)

    This new category will explore the way innovative smart, digital, experiential (light and sound) or unique engineering solutions in the design of buildings, urban places, and environments can shape and positively impact human experience. This award is for buildings that have been completed between January 2018 and May 2021.

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    National Project of the Year (NEW)

    The project must show evidence of making a distinct contribution to the local culture, and setting national standards for design excellence within the Netherlands. This award is for buildings that have been completed between January 2018 and May 2021. All Dutch based projects entered in any of our categories will be automatically submitted into the National Project of the Year FREE of charge!

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    Best Arts & Culture Building Project

    This new category recognises more specifically those building projects intended for arts & cultural purposes. Building projects can include but are not limited to: museums, theaters, concert halls and art galleries. This award is for buildings that have been completed between January 2018 and May 2021.

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    Best New Start Up Practice Project

    This new category is designed to recognise upcoming talent from younger generation architects in smaller practices around the world. Entries for this category must be from a newly established architectural practice not older than 5 years. In particular the judges are keen to look at projects by emerging practices who have demonstrated new experimental creative ideas and techniques within their project(s).

    To enter this category, practices can submit up to two building projects of any type that have been completed between January 2018 and May 2021. Entries for this category are £150 per entry.

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    Best Façade Design & Engineering Project

    The ABB LEAF Best Façade Design & Engineering focuses on façade design. This being one of the most important elements when evaluating the aesthetics of a building, as well as its technical performance. The award will take into account the overall building envelope of the project in context of the building design, genre and façade performance in achieving enclosure of the building between January 2018 and May 2021.

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    Best Tall Building Project

    The ABB LEAF Tall Building Award recognises projects of 75 metres in height or higher. This award is for tall buildings of all functions that have been completed between January 2018 and May 2021.

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    Best Regenerative Impact Project

    The ABB LEAF Best Regenerative Impact Award recognises architecture that has had a transformative, positive effect upon its surrounding community and milieu. Judges are keen to see projects that may have been completed sometime ago but since its completion have acted as a catalyst for regenerating the local area. This award is for projects that have been completed between January 2015 and May 2021.

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    Best Mixed Use Building Project

    The ABB LEAF Mixed Use Building Award recognises projects that blend two or more distinct functions within the building. This award is for buildings that have been completed between January 2018 and May 2021.

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    Best Residential Building Project – Single Occupancy

    The ABB LEAF Residential Building Award recognises projects that are specifically used for residential purposes, intended for Single Occupancy. This award is for buildings that have been completed between January 2018 and May 2021.

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    Best Residential Building Project – Multiple Occupancy

    The ABB LEAF Residential Building Award recognises projects that are specifically used for residential purposes, intended for Multiple Occupancy. This award is for buildings that have been completed between January 2018 and May 2021.

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    Best Interior Design Project

    The ABB LEAF Interior Design Award focuses on Interior Design for either a new-build project or a new refurbishment project completed between January 2018 and May 2021. It can be any type of building.

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    Best Commercial Building Project

    The ABB LEAF Commercial Building Award recognises projects that are specifically used for commercial purposes. This can be an office, building/factory, premises/shopping mall/retail park. This award is for buildings that have been completed between January 2018 and May 2021.

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    Best Hospitality Building Project

    The ABB LEAF Hospitality Building Award celebrates the interior design and structural design of any hospitality building project. Whether it is a hotel, a restaurant, or a bar, it will be assessed on the merits of all design aspects within that project. This award is for buildings that have been completed between January 2018 and May 2021.

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    Best Refurbishment Project

    The ABB LEAF Refurbishment Award highlights the best new concept of an existing building. The award encompasses interior design, building use, and creative use of materials and space to highlight change within an exciting building. This award will look at refurbishments completed between January 2018 and May 2021.

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    Best Public Building Project

    The ABB LEAF Public Building Award recognises projects that are specifically used for public purposes. These can include but are not limited to sports stadia, and healthcare, industrial and educational buildings. This award is for buildings that have been completed between January 2018 and May 2021.

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    Best Achievement in Environmental Performance Project

    The ABB LEAF Best Achievement in Environmental Performance Award focuses on design and architectural innovation relating to the durable and efficient use of materials, technology and effective energy consumption in a new or refurbished building. Entries into the Best Achievement in Environmental Performance category should comprise projects that have completed between January 2018 and May 2021. All projects submitted in this category must be submitted with BREEAM, LEED certification evidence or equivalent environmental accreditation and diagrams.

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    Best Future Building Under Construction Project

    The ABB LEAF Best Future Building Award celebrates innovative thinking and approaches to design for building projects. Entries into the Best Future Building category should comprise of projects that have been tendered and won, and under construction. *Please provide evidence that the project is currently under construction.

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    Best Urban Design Project

    The ABB LEAF Urban Design Award recognises projects for the design and planning of a group of buildings and/ or public space, including landscape projects within a city, town or village area. These should be completed between January 2018 and May 2021.

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    Lifetime Achievement Winner

    The accolade recognises an individual or architectural practice that has made outstanding and lasting contributions to international architecture, transforming the way we discuss and process our built environment.

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    Overall Winner

    The ABB LEAF Awards overall winner will be chosen from the shortlisted projects in the categories below to recognise the project that represents the most iconic architectural landmark in 2020 that is most likely to have the greatest significance in its field on an international basis.

Judges

Meet the Judges

SIR PETER COOK

Founder of Archigram, former Director the Institute for Contemporary Art, London (the ICA) and Bartlett School of Architecture at University College

ROLAND BECHMANN

Managing Director & Partner, Werner Sobek Stuttgart

ALAN CRAWFORD

ABB LEAF Awards Chairman
Architect And Founder, Crawford Partnership Architects

DONG DAN-SHEN

Chairman and Chief Principal Architect of the Architectural Design and Research Institute of Zhejiang University

DR. JUAN DU

Principal, IDU_architecture

WERNER FROSCH

Director, Henning Larsen

MANUELA GATTO

Director, Zaha Hadid

WENQIANG HAN

Associate Professor, School of Architecture of CAFA
Founder & Chief Architect, ARCHSTUDIO

MICHAEL HEENAN

Co-owner, CEO and design lead at AJ+C Architects and Urban Designers

MONIKA MOSER

Regional Managing Director of the London, New York, Paris studios

TATEO NAKAJIMA

Director, Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Arup

JAVIER QUINTANA

Partner, IDOM Architecture

ALIREZA RAZAVI

Director, Studio Razavi

DR. YAEL REISNER

Architect, Yael Reisner Studio

BERNARD STORCH

Partner, PLP Architecture

CEES VAN DER SPEK

Public Affairs & Global Corporate Relations Director, EDGE

ANIS ABOU-ZAKI

Partner, Foster + Partners – Environmental Design and Sustainability

BJA Gallery

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Winners

Overall Winner 2019

MOZHAO ARCHITECTS, ‘Zishe·Planting Pavilion and Planting Terrace’, Shenzhen, China

Lifetime Achievement Winner 2019

Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Best Arts & Culture Building Project 2019

OPEN Architecture, ‘UCCA Dune Art Museum’, Qinhuangdao, China

Best New Start Up Practice Project 2019

Nathanael Dorent + Lily Jencks, ‘Ruins Studio’, Dumfries, Scotland, UK

Best Tall Building Project 2019

Zaha Hadid Architects, ‘Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre’, Nanjing, China

Best Regenerative Impact Project 2019

Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, ‘Ford Point Revitalization’, Richmond, California, US

Best Mixed Use Building Project 2019

West-line Studio, ‘Up to the Mountain and Down to the River’, Fuxing Town, China

Best Residential Building Project – Single Occupancy 2019

FujiwaraMuro Architects, ‘House in Toyonaka’, Osaka, Japan

Best Residential Building Project – Multiple Occupancy 2019

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, ‘Manhattan Loft Gardens (The Stratford)’, London, UK

Best Interior Design Project 2019

Design Studio MAOOM, ‘Coffee Nap Roasters 2nd’, Seoul, Korea

Best Commercial Building Project 2019

TCHOBAN VOSS Architects, ‘Große Bleichen 19’, Hamburg, Germany

Best Hospitality Building Project 2019

STUDIO QI, ‘Annso Hill’, Tengchong, China

Best Refurbishment Project 2019

Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, ‘Uber Advanced Technologies Group R&D Center’, San Francisco, California, US

Best Public Building Project 2019

Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, ‘Hong Kong West Kowloon Station’, Hong Kong

Best Achievement in Environmental Performance Project 2019

LUO studio, ‘Longfu Life Experience Centre’, Puyang County, China

Best Future Building Under Construction Project 2019

ODA New York, ‘Postkantoor’, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Best Urban Design Project 2019

MOZHAO ARCHITECTS, ‘Zishe·Planting Pavilion and Planting Terrace’, Shenzhen, China

Best Façade Design & Engineering Project 2019

Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, ‘Center Street Parking Garage’, Berkeley, California, US

2018 Winners

Overall Winner

Zaha Hadid Architects 'Port House' Antwerp, Belgium

Best Tall Building Project

Aedas 'The Beacon' Hong Kong

Best Regenerative Impact

IDOM 'New Lecture Room Block', Alioune Diop University Bambey, Senegal

Best Façade Design & Engineering

Zaha Hadid Architects '520 West 28th' New York, US

Residential Building – Single Occupancy

Studio mk27 'Planar House' São Paulo, Brazil

Residential Building – Multiple Occupancy

Studio mk27 'Somosaguas' Madrid, Spain

Interior Design Award – Completed and Future

INNOCAD Architecture 'Schaudepot History Museum' Graz, Austria

Commercial Building

INNOCAD Architecture 'CUBEND C&P Corporate Office' Graz, Austria

Hospitality Building – Completed and Future

anySCALE 'Wuyuan Skywells Hotel' Jiangxi, China

Hospitality Building – Completed and Future – HIGHLY COMMENDED

Yu Momoeda Architecture Office, ‘Four Funeral Houses’, Kasuga, Japan

Refurbishment

Zaha Hadid Architects 'Port House' Antwerp, Belgium

Refurbishment – HIGHLY COMMENDED

ARCHSTUDIO 'Twisting Courtyard' Beijing, China

Public Building

West-line studio 'Shui Cutural Centre' Guizhou, China

Best Achievement in Environmental Performance – Completed and Future

Zaha Hadid Architects 'KAPSARC (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre)' Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Best Future Building – Under Construction and Drawing Board

Margot Krasojević Architecture 'Self-Excavation Hurricane House' Louisiana

Urban Design Project – Completed and Future

Urban Planning & Design Institute of Southeast University 'Living Corridor' Suzhou, China

Mixed Use Building

West-line studio 'Guizhou Fire Station' Guizhou, China

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TROPHY

2019 Trophies

 

The ABB LEAF Awards 2019 Trophies were created and designed by Benedikt von Amerongen. The trophies have been fabricated from heavy crystalline glass, serving as perfect beautiful symbols for all of our winners.

 

2018 Trophy

 

Created and designed by one of ABB’s 150,000 worldwide employees Ms Samantha Meyer. Made from 100% concrete, they are heavy, durable, and extremely beautiful with a down-to-earth attitude, they are the perfect symbol for the winners of the 2018 ABB LEAF Awards.

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Press Releases

News

2020 PRESS RELEASES and PARTNER NEWS

Watch Episode #4 of Frozen Music.

Katrin Förster explores what happened to the neglected site of an Art Déco grand hotel from the 1950s in Chennai, India. WOW Architects of Singapore, brings back beauty and magic to this place with a condominium, AZURE The Oceanic, that offers incredible views that frame the Bay of Bengal.

Architecture is Frozen Music” said Friedrich Schelling and Wolfgang von Goethe. With the video series Frozen Music ABB honors unique building design and the creators behind them.

Learn more about ABB in Architecture and subscribe to the official newsletter at https://go.abb/frozenmusic

Watch Episode #3 of Frozen Music.

Katrin Förster connects with Andrus Kõresaar from KOKO architects to explore how a medieval shipwreck found a new home in “Fat Margaret”, a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage and Fortress Tower in Tallinn, Estonia.

“Architecture is Frozen Music” said Friedrich Schelling and Wolfgang von Goethe. With the video series Frozen Music ABB honors unique building design and the creators behind them.

Learn more about ABB in Architecture and subscribe to the official newsletter at https://go.abb/frozenmusic

ABB in Architecture Present Episode # 2

ABB presents inspirational architectural video series entitled “Frozen Music''

ABB adds Cylon Controls to its Smart Buildings portfolio

ABB wins German Design Award for smart building innovation

Atrium  - Berlín: Ceny pre architektov

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2019 PRESS RELEASES and PARTNER NEWS

The West-Line Studio won the LEAF Awards Best Mixed Use Building Project

The Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre wins ABB LEAF Award 2019

Zishe Planting Pavilion and Planting Terrace wins the Overall Winner and the Best Urban Design Project of ABB LEAF Awards

Diller Scofidio + Renfro honored with ABB LEAF lifetime Achievement Award

Ruins Studio wins the ABB Leaf Award in the category Best New Start-Up Practice Project

ABB Leaf Awards winner of Best Facade Design & Engineering Project

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ABB LEAF Awards recognise world's leading architects

Balance Gunesli announced as finalist of ABB LEAF Awards

HMI - Winners announced at the 2019 ABB LEAF Awards

Crawford Partnership - Alan & Maria at ABB LEAF Forum & Awards 2019

UN Studio - Awards

ODA's Post Rotterdam Wins an ABB LEAF Award 2019

Robert Bosch Stiftung - ABB LEAF Awards 2019 Winners 

LEAF Review - Winners announced at the 2019 ABB LEAF Awards

adf - Winners announced at the 2019 ABB LEAF Awards

ABB LEAF Awards recognize world’s leading architects

World Architects - ABB LEAF Awards 2019 Winners

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DESIGN42DAY - 2019 Shortlist Announced for ABB LEAF Awards

Archi.News - 2019 Shortlist Announced for ABB LEAF Awards

HMI - 2019 Shortlist Announced for ABB LEAF Awards

Generali Tower shortlisted for 2019 ABB LEAF Awards

Franklin Azzi nominated at ABB LEAF Awards 2019

ABB as the competent partner of the community of architects

Design of Trichy airport’s new terminal shortlisted for ABB LEAF Awards

2019 Shortlist Announced for ABB LEAF Awards

City Plaza in Wuppertal shortlisted for prestigious ABB LEAF Awards

ABB creates ‘intelligent’ football stadium for FK Austria

Writing the future of safe, smart and sustainable electrification.

ABB makes the future smarter

Birdhouse bedrooms, rooftop parks and more feature in 2019 ABB LEAF Awards shortlist

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2019 ABB LEAF Awards

2019 LIFETIME WINNER REVEALED

2019 Shortlist announced for ABB LEAF Awards

Four SOM Projects Shortlisted in ABB LEAF Awards

Morpheus shortlisted for the 2019 WAF Awards & ABB LEAF Awards

2019 Shortlist announced for ABB LEAF Awards

Entries are now open for the ABB LEAF Awards 2019

2018 PRESS RELEASES and PARTNER NEWS

OFFICIAL ABB LEAF AWARDS 2018 Winners Announced !

A Brief Introduction to Architecture Practice GOA

INNOCAD BRINGS TWO 2018 ABB LEAF AWARDS TO GRAZ !

World-Architects - ABB LEAF Awards 2018 Winners

ABB celebrates 2018 LEAF Awards

ABB Leaf Awards 2018 Winners

Zaha Hadid Architects winners of ABB LEAF Awards 2018 and David Chipperfield honored for Lifetime Achievement

IDOM wins award at the LEAF Awards 2018

ZHA projects win four ABB LEAF Awards 2018; Port House crowned ‘Overall Winner’

ZHA projects win 4 ABB Leaf Awards 2018; Port House crowned ‘Overall Winner’

Grande Fête in Frankfurt as winners of the 17th ABB LEAF Awards 2018 are announced

La Maison du Port à Anvers, grande gagnante des ABB Awards

Havenhuis Zaha Hadid grote winnaar ABB LEAF Awards

West-line Studio won two winners of LEAF Awards 2018

The Beacon by Cary Lau scores double win in Europe

INNOCAD Awards

INNOCAD brings two ABB LEAF Awards to Graz

Zaha Hadid Architects dominates ABB LEAF Awards; David Chipperfield honored for Lifetime Achievement

studiomk27 - ABB LEAF Awards 2018

Winners announced at the 2018 ABB LEAF Awards

Finalistes prix ABB LEAF Awards 2018

anySCALE ABB LEAF Awards

Self-Excavation Hurricane House winning project for The Best Future Building of LEAF awards 2018

Hotel Arena shortlisted for LEAF Awards 2018

David Chipperfield has been honored with the ABB LEAF Award for Lifetime Achievement

Shortlist für ABB LEAF Awards veröffentlicht

Havenhuis Zaha Hadid Architects laureaat ABB LEAF Awards 2018

Het Havenhuis in Antwerpen van Zaha Hadid Architects is “Overal Winner 2018” van de ABB LEAF Awards

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Zaha Hadid Architects dominates ABB LEAF Awards; David Chipperfield honored for Lifetime Achievement

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Thomas Willemeit Assigend As Juror For LEAF Awards 2018

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Lightrailstation The Hague shortlisted for ABB LEAF Awards 2018

NIKKEN SPACE DESIGN - ABB LEAF Awards 2018 Interior Design Shortlist

ABB LEAF Awards: The Department Store

DITC and Park Place Shortlist at LEAF Awards 2018

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CTF Museum Shortlisted for Best Facade Design & Engineering

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List of International Construction Awards and International Architecture Awards

ABB LEAF AWARDS 2018 - Best Achievement in Environmental Performance、NICCA Innovation Center

WAP Art Space Shortlisted at the ABB LEAF awards 2018

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Paolo Rossi Joins Jury for 2018 ABB LEAF Awards

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