- 2015 winners of LEAF awards
A few weeks ago, the judging panel announced the winners of the 2015 LEAF Awards on behalf of LEAF International. The winners of each of the 13 categories were selected from 200 submissions and architect Moshe Safdie was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.
In his acceptance speech, Moshe Safdie - designer of Habitat 67 in Montreal, the Canadian national gallery in Ottawa and the famous Marina Bay Sands and also named 2015 Gold Medal recipient by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) - urged the assembled architects, designers, and educators in the building profession to turn their attention to our global cities, not just to guarantee the fundamental qualities of life - light, air and nature - but also to protect their inhabitants from the erosion and privatization of the public realm.
Overall winner of the 2015 LEAF Awards was Japanese studio - Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co. Ltd, with their truly iconic Ribbon Chapel, which also won Hospitality Building of the Year.
The other award winners are: Mixed-Use Building of the Year - Kavellaris Urban Design KUD with 2 girls Building; Residential Building of the Year – Single Occupancy, architect Robby Cantarutti with Riverside Cabin; Residential Building of the Year – Multiple Occupancy, Studio MK27 with V_Itaim. The International Interior Design Award of the Year was won by INNOCAD with the headquarters of ÖBB.
Commercial Building of the Year is Euravenir Tower by LAN Architecture; the Refurbishment of the Year went to Nikken Space Design LTD with Hiroshima Chapel in the ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel and the Public Building of the Year was won by Tabanlioglu Architects Melkan Gursel & Murat Tabanlioglu with the Dakar Congress Center and Steven Holl Architects with JM Architects for Seona Reid Building – Glasgow School of Art.
Kaunitz Yeung Architecture with the Wanarn Clinic and Henning Larsen Architects with the Campus Kolding, SDU, University of Southern Denmark won the Best Sustainable Development of the Year award. In the Best Future Building of the Year – Drawing Board category, Sanjay Puri Architects won for Reservoir and 3TI Progetti Spa – 3TI LAB Srl won for Civic Centre.
In the Best Future Building of the Year – Drawing Board category, Sanjay Puri Architects won for Reservoir and 3TI Progetti Spa – 3TI LAB Srl won for Civic Centre. The Best Future Building of the Year – Under Construction is by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas. This is the West Kowloon Terminus under the Hong Kong Section of the Express Rail Link project. Urban Design of the Year went to Henning Larsen Architects and Tredje Natur with the Vinge Train Station. Best Façade Design and Engineering of the Year was won by Logon Architecture and the Shanghai Museum of Glass.
Battersea Power Station was awarded Developer of the Year for its project of the same name. An icon of industrial architecture known to Pink Floyd fans because it graces the cover of their tenth album, “Animals”.
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