The LEAF Awards, now in their eleventh year, honour the architects designing the buildings and solutions that are setting the benchmark for the international architectural community. This year the event will be held in Germany at the Swissôtel Dusseldorf/ Neuss on the 10th October, when the 2014 winners will be announced at a gala dinner.
Marsan Médiathèque by Archi5
At last year's event, French Architectural office archi5 swept the board with three awards for their two nominated projects: the Médiathèque Mont de Marsan won the overall award and the award for best public building of the year in the culture category, while the Léo Lagrange Stadium Toulon, France won the best public building of the year in the sport section.
Léo Lagrange Stadium by Archi5
This year's LEAF Awards judging panel will be made up as follows:
Carlo Castelli (AECOM)
Alan Crawford (Crawford Partnership)
Firas Hnoosh (Gensler)
Božana Komljenovic (Zaha Hadid)
Rysia Suchecka (NBBJ)
Lev Libeskind (Daniel Libeskind)
LEAF Awards have been inundated with entries from across the globe, to ensure as many of you as possible get the chance to enter the deadline has been extended to the 16th June. You can download an entry form here.
This year there are eleven categories:
1. Mixed–Use Building of the year
2. Residential Building of the year - Single and Multiple Occupancy
4. International Interior Design Award
5. Commercial Building of the year
6. Hospitality Building of the Year (NEW)
7. Refurbishment of the year
8. Public Building of the year
9. Best Sustainable Development
which have to have been completed between January 2012 and May 2014
10. Best Future Building- Sponsored by ABB
11. Urban Design
which don't have to have an completion date
as well as the Lifetime Achievement of the Year award
Soccer City Stadium by Populous and Boogertman Urban Edge and Partners
Past winners include Soccer City Stadium – “The Melting Pot”, Johannesburg, South Africa designed by international stadium architects Populous and local architects Boogertman Urban Edge and Partners and OBR Open Building Research's Milanofiori Housing Complex.