On the evening of 21 September, more than 140 of architecture’s leading figures gathered at London’s Royal Horseguards Hotel to celebrate the projects and personalities that have made the biggest impact upon our built environment, and the international design community, over the last 12 months and beyond. During a gala dinner the awards were handed out across 19 categories.
Highlights on the evening included II by IV DESIGN receiving the Overall Award for The Residences of 488 University Ave, an accolade bestowed upon the project chosen by the ABB LEAF Awards judging panel as the best shortlisted entrant across all categories. Architect, academic and educational trailblazer Sir Peter Cook was honoured as this year’s recipient of the Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Following a longstanding relationship with the event, this year witnessed pioneering technology leader ABB join as headline partner and trophy patron, a move that recognised both parties’ emphasis upon honouring the best and brightest in global architecture and design, and ABB’s commitment to positioning itself as a collaborative partner for the global architect community with the technology to bring many architectural visions to life.
The judging panel included Alan Crawford, the Crawford Partnership; Andrew Bromberg at AEDAS; Firas Hnoosh, Perkins+Will; Kai-Uwe Bergmann, BIG; Michael Clark, AEDAS; Michele Pasca di Magliano, Zaha Hadid Architects; Paolo Rossi, SOM; Theo Nicolaou, Areen Design; Vanessa Brady OBE, SBID president and Viviana Muscettola, Zaha Hadid Architects.
“As a company at the forefront of developing relevant technologies for the design and construction industry, we were delighted to be the headline partner and trophy patron for the 2017 awards,” commented Katrin Förster, International Key Account Manager for Architects and Interior Designers at ABB, as the evening was drawing to a close.
“It was fantastic to see the diverse number of entries into the ABB LEAF Awards from around the globe. It must have been a tough but inspiring job for our highly experienced team of judges to select the finalists and then the winners. The atmosphere tonight has been brilliant and I would like to pay congratulations to everyone who was shortlisted and those masterpieces crowned winners of their category.”
The full list of the winners of the ABB LEAF Awards 2017 is:
II BY IV DESIGN, The Residences of 488 University Ave, Toronto
Lifetime Achievement of the Year
Sir Peter Cook
Developer and Development Project of the Year
CoCo architecture, Olemps
Best Façade Design and Engineering of the Year
ASTAD, National Museum of Qatar
Urban Design of the Year
Yazgan Design Architecture Ltd Co, Hamamyolu Urban Deck
Best Future Building of the Year (Drawing Board)
Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, Chengdu City Music HallBest
Sustainable Development of the Year (Future)
Cerno+Architekten, Extension of the Family House
Best sustainable Development of the Year (Completed)
GRUENTUCH ERNST ARCHITEKTEN, German School Madrid
Public Building of the Year
SSH, Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre
Hospitality Building of the Year (Future)
ENOTA, Tetusa Oasis Resort
Hospitality Building of the Year (Completed)
WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design, Vommuli Island
Commercial Building of the year Award
Design Unit, Factory in the Forest
Interior Design Award (Future)
II BY IV DESIGN, The Residences of 488 University Ave
Interior Design Award (Completed)
Nikken Space Design, XIV Toba Bettei
For details of all shortlisted entrants, please visit www.arena-international.com/leafawards