Leaf Awards 2012: Sou Fujimoto overall winner

The winners of the ninth edition include Steven Holl, Daniel Libeskind and SOM

by Malcolm Clark
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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:

- Mixed Use Building of the Year: Steven Holl Architects with Daeyang Gallery and House, South Korea;

- Residential Building of the Year (single occupancy)Architectureburo Govaert & Vanhoutte with House Roces, Bruges, Belgium;

- Residential Building of the Year (Multiple Occupancy): Md. Rafiq Azam with S.A Residence, Dhaka, Bangladesh;

- Commercial Building of the YearWOW Architects with Vivanta by Taj - Hotel & Resorts, Bangalore, India;

-International Interior Design: Billard Leece & Bates Smart Partnership with The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia;

- Refurbishment of the year: Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects with The Granary; the Special Prize went to magma architecture's Masrah Al Qasba Theater, Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates;

- 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;

- Best Future Building of the Year: two winners respectively SOM Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP with Manhattan Loft Gardens, London, UK, the second winner MZ Architects with Rock Stadium, Al Ain, UAE;

- 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.

    Musashino Art University Museum and Library 43

    Musashino Art University Museum and Library

    Tokyo / Japan / 2010

    Daeyang Gallery and House 82

    Daeyang Gallery and House

    Seoul / South Korea / 2012

    House Roces 38

    House Roces

    Bruges / Belgium / 2012

    S.A Residence 97

    S.A Residence

    Dhaka / Bangladesh / 2011

    Vivanta by Taj Whitefield Bangalore 30

    Vivanta by Taj Whitefield Bangalore

    Bengaluru / India / 2010

    Masrah Al Qasba Theater 24

    Masrah Al Qasba Theater

    Sharjah / UAE / 2012

    Rock Stadium 82

    Rock Stadium

    Jebel Hafeet / UAE / 2012