Diller Scofidio + Renfro

We are delighted to announce Diller Scofidio + Renfro has been honoured with the 2019 ABB LEAF Lifetime Achievement Award.

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.

Founded in 1981, Diller Scofidio + Renfro is today led by Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, Charles Renfro and Benjamin Gilmartin. With a focus on cultural and civic projects their work addresses the changing role of institutions and the future of cities. Projects have included the design of the High Line-the adaptive reuse of an obsolete, industrial rail infrastructure into a 1.5 mile-long public park; the transformation of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ half-century-old campus; and the 35-acreZaryadye Parkadjacent to the Kremlin in Moscow. Diller Scofidio + Renfroare currently leading two cultural works significant to New York: The Shed-the first multi-arts center designed to commission, produce, and present all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture -and the expansion of the Museum of Modern Art(MoMA). Most recently Diller Scofidio + Renfrohave been selected to design the Centre for Music, a permanent home for the London Symphony Orchestra and a new Collection and Research Centre for the V&A in London’s Olympic Park.

Last year's recipient was renowned architect Sir David Chipperfield, with previous winners including Sir Peter Cook, Santiago Calatrava, Daniel Libeskind , Moshe Safdie and many more.

We look forward to welcoming and honouring the partners from Diller Scofidio and Renfro, during the official ABB LEAF Awards gala ceremony on Thursday October 24th, Berlin, Germany.

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