Check Out the Shortlist of Entries for the 2015 LEAF Awards

All of the shortlisted projects include buildings that are setting the benchmark for the international architectural community

by Angelica Marino
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The LEAF Awards is delighted to have received a record number of projects entering this year. With such a diverse mix of projects to consider, the panel of judges have had a very difficult task when agreeing on the best candidates to be shortlisted.

Now that the shortlist has been chosen, it is time to start planning for the Award Ceremony in London, at The Landmark Hotel, on the 16th October 2015, where studios may have the opportunity to take the stage to collect their award in front of a global architectural audience, as well as the world's media.


Moshe Safdie, the noted architect, urban planner, educator, theorist, and author, has been announced as the recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the LEAF Awards. The award recognizes Safdie’s enduring contribution to the built environment. The award will be conferred upon Moshe Safdie at a gala celebration Leaf Awards, in London on October 16, 2015.


Check out the LEAF Awards 2015 Official Shortlist



Mixed-Use Building of the Year


WSP Architects, Xindi Center, Hefei - Anhui, China


KAVELLARIS URBAN DESIGN, 2 Girls Building - Melbourne, Australia


Kris Lin Interior Design, City Crossing - Rizhao, China


nps tchoban voss in collaboration with ABP Pechtold Architekten, Berlin, Germany



Residential Building of the Year - Single Occupancy 


Robby Cantarutti, Riverside Cabin, Firmano - Premariacco (UD), Italy


studio mk27, Txai House, Itacaré – Bahia, Brazil


Studio Arthur Casas, Casa AL - Rio De Janeiro, RJ


ONG&ONG Pte Ltd, 66MRN-House  - Singapore



Residential Building of the Year - Multiple Occupancy 


studio mk27, V_Itaim - São Paulo, SP. Brazil


WSP Architects, Courtyard Villa Hefei - Anhui, China


archi5, Saint Denis Dwellings - Saint Denis, France


CAAT Architecture studio, Kahrizak Residential - Tehran, Iran



International Interior Design Award of the Year 




Rockwell Group, Station House - 701 2nd Street NE Washington DC, Equinix OS1 IBX Data Centre - Osaka, Japan




Ajax Law Ling Kit and Virginia Lung, One Plus Partnership (Hong Kong) Limited Exploded - Wuhan, China


Kris Lin Interior Design, Secret Garden - Changzhou, China


Taiwan DaE International Design Career, Zi Garden/Tangquan Tea Club - Huizhou, China



Commercial Building of the Year


Studio Arthur Casas, Saraiva Bookstore - Rio De Janeiro - RJ


LAN Architecture, Euravenir Tower - Lille, France


Tabanlioglu Architects, Melkan Gursel & Murat Tabanlioglu, Selcuk Ecza Headquarters - Istanbul, Turkey


Tabanlioglu Architects, Melkan Gursel & Murat Tabanlioglu, Zorlu Levent Office -
Istanbul, Turkey


Arup Associates, Believe in Better Building - London, UK



Hospitality Building of the Year


Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP, Ribbon Chapel - Hiroshima, Japan


H&P Architects, Cheering Restaurant, No. 2 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi, Vietnam



Refurbishment of the Year 



ONG&ONG Pte Ltd, House At Neil Road - Singapore


Tongji Architectural Design and Reasearch Institute, TJAD Office Building,1230
Siping road - Shanghai, China Ltd, ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hiroshima Chapel, Hiroshimashi, Hiroshima, Japan


WILMOTTE & ASSOCIÉS, Versailles Richaud - Versailles, France


tp bennett, Sea Containers House - London, UK


CoCo architecture, Desangles House - Bouzic, France



Public Building of the Year


Aedas, Greenland Hongqiao World Center Gallery - Shanghai , PRC


Luis Vidal + Arquitectos, The Queen’s Terminal - London, UK


UArchitects - Misak Terzibasiyan & Emile van Vugt, School ’t Hofke Koudenhovenseweg Zuid - Eindhoven, Netherlands


archi5, Louise Michel & Louis Aragon high schools - Gisors, France


Tabanlioglu Architects, Melkan Gursel & Murat Tabanlioglu, Dakar Congress Center - Istanbul, Turkey


Steven Holl Architects, Seona Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art - Glasgow, UK



Best Sustainable Development of the Year 


Kaunitz Yeung Architecture, Wanarn Clinic - Wanarn, Ngaanyatjarra Lands, Western Australia


nA Nakayama Architects and Makoto Nakayama, HIGO, Sapporo - Hokkaido, Japan


Penoyre & Prasad, Wimbledon College of Art - Wimbledon, London


Henning Larsen ArchitectsKolding Campus, University of Southern Denmark, SDU University of Southern Denmark -Kolding, Denmark



Best Future Building of the Year - Drawing Board 


Sanjay Puri architects, Reservoir - Rajasthan


Sanjay Puri architects, The Village - Alibaug, India


3TI Progetti Spa - 3TI LAB Srl, Civic Centre - Villacidro, Italy


New North Zealand Hospital, New North Zealand Hospital - Hillerød, Denmark



Best Future Building of the Year - Under Construction 


Andrew Bromberg of Aedas, The West Kowloon Terminus under the Hong Kong Section of the Express Rail Link project


Battersea Power Station Development Co., Battersea Power Station - Nine Eims, London


MAD architects, Harbin Cultural island - Harbin, China



Urban Design of the Year


Gustafson Porter, Marina One - Singapore


ENOTA , Promenada Velenje - Slovenia


Henning Larsen Architects and Tredje Natur, Vinge Train Station– Vinge. Municipality of Frederikssund, Denmark



Best Façade Design and Engineering of the Year


Loguer Design, Mexico Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 - Milan, Italy


SOM - Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP, INC, JTI Building - Geneva, Switzerland


Logon Architecture, Shanghai Museum of Glass, Shanghai



Developer of the Year 


Battersea Power Station Development Co., Battersea Power Station - Nine Eims, London FINE


Hefei Shengtong Real Estate Co Ltd with WSP Architects, Courtyard Villa - Hefei, Anhui, China


SUMMA Construction with Tabanlioglu Architects Melkan Gursel & Murat Tabanlioglu, Dakar Congress Center - Istanbul, Turkey


OVG Real Estate with PLP Architecture, The Edge - Amsterdam, Netherlands



Lifetime Achievement of the Year 2015

Moshe Safdie




    Txai House 145

    Txai House

    Itacaré / Brazil / 2014

     66MRN-House 60


    Singapore / 2013

    V_Itaim 149


    São Paulo / Brazil / 2014

    ZEN SUSHI Restaurant 44

    ZEN SUSHI Restaurant

    Rome / Italy / 2014

    Saraiva Bookstore 31

    Saraiva Bookstore

    Rio de Janeiro / Brazil / 2013

    Euravenir Tower 17

    Euravenir Tower

    Lille / France / 2014

    Selcuk Ecza Headquarters 14

    Selcuk Ecza Headquarters

    Istanbul / Turkey

    Ribbon Chapel 238

    Ribbon Chapel

    Prefettura di Hiroshima / Japan / 2013

    Cheering Restaurant 60

    Cheering Restaurant

    Hanoi / Vietnam / 2014

    Dakar Congress Center 40

    Dakar Congress Center

    Senegal / 2014

    Kolding Campus, University of Southern Denmark 153

    Kolding Campus, University of Southern Denmark

    Kolding / Denmark / 2014

    Vinge Train Station 38

    Vinge Train Station

    Vinge / Denmark / 2017

    Mexico Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 36

    Mexico Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015

    Milan / Italy / 2015