Leaf Awards 2014. Specifying the Future of Architecture

Last chance to enter – extended deadline expires 16th June

by Malcolm Clark
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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.

    Médiathèque Mont de Marsan 31

    Médiathèque Mont de Marsan

    Mont-de-Marsan / France / 2012

    Léo Lagrange Stadium Toulon 8

    Léo Lagrange Stadium Toulon

    Toulon / France / 2013

    Soccer City Stadium 3

    Soccer City Stadium

    Johannesburg / South Africa / 2010

    Milanofiori Housing Complex 0

    Milanofiori Housing Complex

    Assago / Italy / 2010