LEAF Awards 2016 Winners

by Cecilia Di Marzo

With an audience of more than 100+ leading senior architect figures, the 2016 LEAF Awards convened to celebrate excellence in design and construction and network with the world’s elite architectural community.

The LEAF Awards has now been running for over 14 years and all shortlisted and winning projects are recognised as setting the benchmark for the best in the industry.
The 2016 event took place on Friday 14th October at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel.

The winners of the 13th annual LEAF Awards

Mixed-Use Building of the Year
Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects, Pembury Circus, London, UK

Residential Building-Single Occupancy of the Year (sponsored by KALDEWEI)
First Winner: studio mk27, Ramp House, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Second Winner: Faulkner Architects, Benvenuto House, Truckee, US

Residential Building-Multiple Occupancy of the Year (sponsored by KALDEWEI)
David Chipperfield Architects, Xixi Wetland Estate, Hangzhou, China

International Interior Design Award (sponsored by ALESSI)
Claudio Silvestrin architects, Cannon Lane House, London, UK

Commercial Building of the Year
5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo with JPMorgan and Constructa Urban Systems, Marseille Docks, Marseille, France

Hospitality Building of the Year (sponsored by ABB)
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Waldorf Astoria Beijing, Beijing, China

Refurbishment of the Year (sponsored by PRIME)
Arch Studio, Tea House in Hutong, Beijing, China

Public Building of the Year (sponsored by COLCOM GROUP)
gpy arquitectos, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain

Best Sustainable Development (sponsored by GIRA)
Form4 Architecture, Hanover Page Mill, Palo Alto, US

Future Building – Drawing Board of the Year (sponsored by ABB)
Gottlieb Paludan Architects, BIO4, Copenhagen, Denmark

Future Building – Under Construction of the Year (sponsored by ABB)
Henning Larsen Architects, Kiruna's new City Hall – The Crystal, Kiruna, Sweden

Urban Design of the Year
Perkins+Will, Qatar Research And Development Complex, Doha, Qatar

Best Façade Design and Engineering
Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd., Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at UCL London, UK

Developer and Development Project of the Year
Land Securities with Fletcher Priest Architects, One New Ludgate, London, UK

Lifetime Achievement Award 2016
Santiago Calatrava

Leaf Awards 2016 overall winner
Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd., Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at UCL, London, UK.

The jury for the 2016 awards was made up of Carlo Castelli (AECOM), Michael Clark (AEDAS RHWL), Alan Crawford (Crawford Partnership Architects), Afroditi Krassa (AfroditiKrassa), Firas Hnoosh (Perkins+Will), Lukasz Platkowski (Gensler), Michele Pasca di Magliano (Zaha Hadid Architects), Paolo Rossi (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill), and Rysia Suchecka (NBBJ).

About LEAF Awards
The LEAF (Leading European Architecture Forum) Awards is an annual awards ceremony founded in 2001 and now brings together leading architects, designers, developers and suppliers operating around the world.

It recognises innovative architectural design projects and celebrates excellence in building design on an international basis. Every year each entry project is judged within its specific category by a leading panel of esteemed industry experts from around the world.
Typically the LEAF Awards receives over 200 entries from a variety of architectural practices with recently completed or almost completed building design projects.
It gives architects and designers big and small the opportunity to have their projects judged on a level playing field and recognized by the industry’s leading design elite, peers and media.

For more information: www.arena-international.com/leafawards


    Pembury Circus

    London / United Kingdom


    Ramp House

    São Paulo / Brazil / 2015


    Benvenuto House

    Truckee / United States


    Xixi Wetland Estate

    Hangzhou / China / 2015


    Cannon Lane House

    London / United Kingdom / 2015


    Marseilles Docks

    Marsiglia / France / 2015


    Waldorf Astoria Beijing

    Beijing / China / 2015


    Tea House in Hutong

    Beijing / China / 2015


    Faculty of Fine Arts, University of La Laguna

    Santa Cruz de Tenerife / Spain / 2016



    Copenhagen / Denmark / 2020


    Kiruna's new City Hall – The Crystal

    Kiruna / Sweden / 2017


    Qatar Research And Development Complex

    Doha / Qatar


    Sainsbury Wellcome Centre

    United Kingdom / 2016


    New Ludgate

    London / United Kingdom / 2015