Leaf Awards 2012 – setting a benchmark for international architecture

2 September 2012 (Last Updated September 2nd, 2012 18:30)

Now in its ninth year, the Emirates Glass LEAF Awards honour the architects designing the buildings that are setting the benchmark for the international architectural community. To be held on 21 September, designbuild-network.com profiles the categories and nominations for this year's most prestigious architecture awards.

Leaf Awards 2012 – setting a benchmark for international architecture

International Building of the Year 2012

The LEAF Award will be chosen from all shortlisted winners to recognise the project that represents the best architecture in 2012.

Mixed-Use Building of the Year

The LEAF Mixed Use Building of the Year award recognises projects that combine both residential and commercial functions. This award is for buildings that have been completed since January 2010 or are due for completion by May 2012.

Nominations:

Steven Holl Architects – with Daeyang Gallery & House, Seoul, South Korea.

Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects – with Tidemill Academy & Deptford Lounge, Deptford, UK (below).

Tidemill Academy & Deptford Lounge, UK


Residential Building of the Year (single occupancy) / Residential Building of the Year (multiple occupancy)

The LEAF Residential Building of the Year award recognises projects that are specifically used for residential purposes.

Divided into two parts – Single Occupancy and Multiple Occupancy, this award is for buildings that have been completed since January 2010 or are due for completion by May 2012.

Single Occupancy Nominations:

Studiomk27 – with Cobogo House Sao Paulo, Brazil (below).

Cobogo House Sao Paulo


Sou Fujimoto Architects – with House like a single Tree, Tokyo, Japan.

Architectureburo Govaert & Vanhoutte – with House Roces, Bruges, Belgium Sanjay.

Puri Architects – with Courtyard House, Rajasthan, India.

Peter Rose & Partners – with East House, Chilmark, Massachusetts, US.

Multiple Occupancy Nominations:

Studio Daniel Libeskind, DCA Architects PTE Ltd – with Reflections at Keppel Bay, Singapore (below).

Reflections at Keppel Bay


Rafiq Azam – with SA Residence, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Gonzalo Mardones Architecture Studio – with Ignacia Apartments, Santiago, Chile.

Tabanlioglu Architects Melkan Gursel & Murat Tabanioglu – with Loft Gardens, Levent, Istanbul.

Commercial Building of the Year

The LEAF Commercial Building of the Year award recognises projects that are specifically used for commercial purposes.

These awards are for buildings that have been completed since January 2010 or are due for completion by May 2012.

Nominations:

Vittorio Grassi Architetto & Partners – with Koa Zambon Company Restaurant, Bresso, Italy.

Mossessian & Partners – with 5 Merchant Square, London, UK.

David Chipperfield Architects – with Peek & Cloppenburg Flagship Store Vienna, Austria (below).

Peek & Cloppenburg Flagship Store Vienna


WOW Architects – with Vivanta Hotel, Bangalore, India.

Tabanlioglu Architects Melkan Gursel & Murat Tabanioglu- with Asmacati Shopping &meeting point, Balcova, Turkey.

Peter Rose & Partners – with Housing Tower at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Stockbridge, US.

International Interior Design Award

This award focuses on interior design for either a new build residential project, a new residential refurbishment project or commercial / public and residential properties completed since January 2010 or are due for completion by May 2012.

Nominations:

Hironaka Ogawa & Associates – with Forest Chapel, Gunma, Japan.

Billard Leece Partnership & Bates Smart with HKS – with The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia (below).

The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne


Isay Weinfeld – with Rodeio Restaurant, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Kay Elliott – with Titanic Belfast, Belfast, UK.

Refurbishment of the Year

The refurbishment of the year award is to highlight the best new concept of an existing building. The award encompasses interior design, building use and creative use of materials and space to highlight changes within an exciting building. This award will look at refurbishments completed since January 2010 to May 2012.

Nominations:

Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects – with The Granary, London, UK.

Magma Architecture – with Masrah Al Qasba Theatre, Emirate of Sharjah, UAE (below).

Masrah Al Qasba Theatre, Emirate of Sharjah


Pepe Gascon Arquitectura – with Sant Miquel Special Education School, Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.

Hugh Broughton Architects – with Maidstone Museum East Wing, Kent, UK.

Young Architect

This award celebrates up-and-coming architects. To qualify, architects must have no more than five years of post qualification experience. This is a self-nominating category.

Nominations:

Zai Shirakawa – with Enbutsu-do Hall & Eifuku-ji Temple, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku, Japan (below).

Enbutsu-do Hall & Eifuku-ji Temple, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku


Martin Gruenanger – with Green Knot, Graz, Austria.

Marco Guarnieri – with 2 Whites Grounds, London, UK.

Public Building

The LEAF Public Building of the Year award recognises projects that are specifically used for public purposes and private purposes.

These can include (but are not limited to) museums, sports stadia, healthcare, industrial and educational buildings. These awards are for buildings that have been completed since January 2010 or are due for completion by May 2012.

Nominations:

Studio Daniel Libeskind – with Dresden Museum of Military History, Dresden, Germany (below).

Dresden Museum of Military History, Dresden


GPY Arquitectos – with SEGAI Research Centre, University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

Sou Fujimoto Architects – with Musashino Art University Museum & Library, Tokyo, Japan.

Billard Leece Partnership & Bates Smart with HKS – with The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.

Stephen Marshall Architects, with Rothschild Foundation Archive, Waddesdon, UK Isay Weinfeld – with Hotel Fasano Boa Vista, Porto Feliz, Brazil.

Best Sustainable Development in keeping with its Environment and use of Technology Incorporated into a Building

This award focuses on how well a particular development takes its environment into consideration and how well it integrates and enhances the environment in which it is set.

This includes not only buildings but also master planning and landscaping. Looking at how an architectural development enhances or works with its environment.

This can include the how well a project integrates into the built / urban surrounding or how well it integrates into a more natural setting. Projects can be either new build or refurbishments / redevelopments which have been completed since January 2010 or are due for completion by May 2012.

The second part of this award focuses on innovation relating to the durable and efficient use of materials, technology and effective energy consumption in a new or refurbished building. All projects must have been completed since January 2010 or are due for completion by May 2012.

Nominations:

Magma Architecture – with London Shooting Ranges, Woolwich, London, UK.

Iotti + Pavarani Architetti – with Domus Technica (centre for advanced training), Brescello, Italy.

Paolo Verducci Architetti – with New Headquarters for Archimede Solar Energy, Massa Martana, Italy (below).

New Headquarters for Archimede Solar Energy, Massa Martana


Arup Associates – with Druk White Lotus School, Shey, India.

Best Future Building 2012

This is a new award that celebrates innovative thinking and approaches to design for building concepts or projects yet to be built.

Entries into Future building category should comprise of projects on the drawing board, or under construction, illustrated in their context.

Nominations:

Skidmore Owings + Merrill – with Manhattan Loft Gardens, London, UK.

3XN Architects – with Green School Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden (below).

Green School Stockholm, Stockholm


Aedas Limited – with CX 2-1, Singapore.

Aedas Limited – with Oasis Mall, Sanya, China.

Aedas Limited – with Express Rail Link West Kowloon Terminus, Hong Kong, China.

Mossessian & Partners – with Place Lalla Yeddouna, Fez, Morocco.

MZ Architects – with The Rock Stadium, Al Ain, UAE.

Sanjay Puri Architects – with Chapel at Murcia, Murcia, Spain.

Victor Sala Bori – with Landscraper, Castelldefels, Spain.

Lifetime Achievement in architectural Community

This is a new award that recognises a person for service to the architectural Community and their body of work.