The winners of the ninth edition of the Annual Emirates Glass Leaf Awards 2012 were announced on September 21st at the Four Seasons Park Lane Hotel in London. The eleven awards were given to the best architectural projects on the international scene.
The overall winner of the 2012 edition of the prestigious award is Sou Fujimoto with the project for the Musashino Art University Museum and Library in Tokyo. New awards for this year were given to the Best Future Building 2012, Refurbishment of the Year and Lifetime Achievement.
There follows a list of the eleven winners of the Leaf Awards 2012:
-International Interior Design: Billard Leece & Bates Smart Partnership with The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia;
- Young Architect of the Year: Marco Guarnieri with White Grounds UK;
- Public Building of the Year: Sou Fujimoto Architects' Musashino Art University Museum and Library in Tokyo, Japan; while the Special Award went to Stephen Marshall Architects with Rothschild Foundation Archive, UK;
- Best Sustainable Development: Arup Associates with The Druk White Lotus School, Shey, India;
- Lifetime Achievement in architectural Community went to Daniel Libeskind.
Excellent participation in the award, which involved the construction projects completed between January 2010 and April 2012. The last edition for the Residential Building category went to Milanofiori Housing Complex by OBR Open Building Research Team of architects Paolo Brescia and Thomas Principi, students of Renzo Piano.