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The ABB LEAF Awards 2019

The ABB LEAF Awards Judging Panel has announced the 2019 official shortlist. Comprising best new architecture, planning and development projects, this year’s awards see a record number of entries across 16 diverse categories, including the new categories of ‘Best Arts & Culture Building’ and ‘Best New Start Up Practice’.

From China to Switzerland and many more – the shortlist includes projects of all scales and complexities from across the world. All of the shortlisted projects include buildings that are setting the benchmark for the international architectural community.

Best Arts & Culture Building Project

  • GOA, ‘Gravitational Field 2018 – The City Delta’, Shanghai, China
  • Johnston Marklee, ‘Menil Drawing Institute’, Houston, US
  • Nikken Sekkei, ‘Kokugakuin University Learning Centre’, Tokyo, Japan
  • OPEN Architecture, ‘Dune Art Museum’, Qinhuangdao, China
  • OPEN Architecture, ‘TANK Shanghai’, Shanghai, China
  • Steven Holl Architects, ‘Glassell School of Art’, Houston, US

Gravitational Field 2018 – The City Delta, Shanghai, China. Photo credit GOA

Menil Drawing Institute, Houston, US. Photo credit Johnston Marklee

Kokugakuin University Learning Centre, Tokyo, Japan. Photo credit Nikken Sekkei

Glassell School of Art, Houston, US. Photo credit Steven Holl Architects

Best New Start Up Practice Project

  • AOE, ‘Courtyard No. 1’, Shandong, China
  • DaeWha Kang Design, ‘The Living Lab’, London, UK
  • MOZHAO ARCHITECTS, ‘Living Art Pavilion’, Shajing, China
  • Nathanael Dorent Architecture, ‘Ruins Studio’, Dumfries, Scotland, UK
  • UNITEDLAB Associates, ‘Hadohilljo Townhouse’, Jeju Island, South Korea

The Living Lab, London, UK. Photo credit Tom Donald for Aldworth James & Bond

Ruins Studio, Dumfries, Scotland, UK. Photo credit Nathanael Dorent Architecture

Hadohilljo Townhouse, Jeju Island, South Korea. Photo credit UNITEDLAB Associates

Best Tall Building Project

  • 5+design, ‘Crystal Laputa’, Chengdu, China
  • Avcı Architects, ‘Balance Günesli’, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, ‘Salesforce Tower’, San Francisco, US
  • Zaha Hadid Architects, ‘Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre’, Nanjing, China

Crystal Laputa, Chengdu, China, Photo credit 5+design

Balance Günesli, Istanbul, Turkey, Photo credit AVCI Architects

Salesforce Transit Center, San Francisco, US. Photo credit Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre, Nanjing, China, Photo credit ZHA

Best Regenerative Impact Project

  • DC ALLIANCE, ‘Renovation of Nanjing Confucius Temple’, Nanjing, China
  • Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, ‘Ford Point Revitalization’, Richmond, US

Ford Point Revitalization, Richmond, US. Photo credit Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

Renovation of Nanjing Confucius Temple, Nanjing, China. Photo credit DC ALLIANCE

Best Mixed Use Building Project

  • Hangzhou 9M Architectural Design Co. ‘Greentown Yiwu Peach Blossom Land Living Experience Centre’, Yiwu, China
  • INNOCAD architecture, ‘Haus Salzkammergut’, Gmunden, Austria
  • Interval Architects, ‘Tower of Bricks’, Hengshui, China
  • JEMS Architekci, ‘P4’, Warsaw, Poland
  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, ‘Manhattan Loft Gardens’, London, UK
  • West-line Studio, ‘Up to the Mountain and Down to the River’, Fuxing Town, China
  • Zaha Hadid Architects, ‘Generali Tower’, Milan, Italy

Greentown Yiwu Peach Blossom Land Living Experience Centre, Yiwu, China. Photo credit Hangzhou 9M Architectural Design Co.

Tower of Bricks, Hengshui, China. Photo credit Interval Architects

P4, Warsaw, Poland. Photo credit Juliusz Sokolowski

 

Manhattan Loft Gardens, London, UK. Photo credit SOM

Up to the Mountain and Down to the River, Fuxing Town, China. Photo credit West-line Studio

Generali Tower, Milan, Italy. Photo credit ZHA

Best Residential Building Project – Single Occupancy – Sponsored by Laufen

  • AR Design Studio, ‘Creek House’, Bosham, UK
  • FujiwaraMuro Architects, ‘House in Toyonaka’, Osaka, Japan
  • Origin Architect, ‘Urban Home of Nature’, Beijing, China
  • Sanjay Puri Architects, ‘18 Screens’, Lucknow, India

Creek House, Bosham, UK. Photo credit AR Design Studio

Urban Home of Nature, Beijing, China. Photo credit: Origin Architect

Best Residential Building Project – Multiple Occupancy – Sponsored by Laufen

  • DC ALLIANCE, ‘Han Ling Yin Xiang’, Zhejiang, China
  • Kavellaris Urban Design, ‘101 Maling Road’, Canterbury, Australia
  • Sasaki Architecture, ‘Daita’, Tokyo, Japan
  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, ‘Manhattan Loft Gardens’, London, UK
  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, ‘New Futura’, Singapore
  • TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten, ‘Housing on Holzhalbinsel’, Rostock, Germany
  • UNStudio, ‘The Scotts Tower’, Singapore

Han Ling Yin Xiang, Zhejiang, China. Photo credit DC ALLIANCE

101 Maling Road, Canterbury, Australia. Photo credit Kavellaris Urban Design

Daita, Tokyo, Japan. Photo credit Sasaki Architecture

Manhattan Loft Gardens, London, UK. Photo credit SOM 

Housing on Holzhalbinsel, Rostock, Germany. Photo credit TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten

The Scotts Tower, Singapore. Photo credit UNStudio

Best Interior Design Project

  • AD ARCHITECTURE, ‘AD Architecture Office’, Shantou, China
  • ARCHSTUDIO, ‘Layering Courtyard’, Beijing, China
  • BEHF Architects, ‘Telegraf 7 Office JP Immobilien’, Vienna, Austria
  • Design Studio MAOOM, ‘Coffee Nap Roasters 2nd’, Seoul, Korea
  • DP Architects, ‘Work, Meet and Dream! Designing Workplaces to Inspire Youth’, Singapore
  • LSDCASA, ‘Oct&Vanke The Riviera’, Nanchang, China
  • Naruse Inokuma Architects, ‘Nine Hours Namba Station’, Osaka, Japan
  • Nikken Space Design, ‘West Japan Railway Company Twilight Express Mizukaze’, Various Locations, Japan
  • Origin Architect, ‘Urban Home of Nature’, Beijing, China

AD Architecture Office, Shantou, China. Photo credit AD ARCHITECTURE

Layering Courtyard, Beijing, China. Photo credit ARCHSTUDIO

Telegraf 7 Office JP Immobilien, Vienna, Austria. Photo credit BEHF Architects

Coffee Nap Rosters 2nd, Seoul, Korea. Photo credit Design Studio MAOOM

Work, Meet and Dream! Designing Workplaces to Inspire Youth, Singapore. Photo credit DP Architects

Nine Hours Namba Station, Osaka, Japan. Photo credit Naruse Inokuma Architects

West Japan Railway Company Twilight Express Mizukaze, Japan. Photo credit Nikken Space Design

Urban Home of Nature, Beijing, China. Photo credit: Origin Architect

Best Commercial Building Project

  • AOE, ‘Courtyard No. 1’, Shandong, China
  • Gianni Ranaulo Design, ‘The Village – Outlet Shopping Center’, Lyon, France
  • KTX archiLAB, ‘Cloud of Luster Wedding Chapel’, Himeji City, Japan
  • Nikken Sekkei, ‘Shanghai Greenland Centre’, Shanghai, China
  • Nikken Sekkei, ‘Sumitomo Fudosan Azabu-Juban Building’, Tokyo, Japan
  • Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, ‘Salesforce Tower’, San Francisco, US
  • TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten, ‘Große Bleichen 19’, Hamburg, Germany
  • Yoshihiro Onodera Architects, ‘KP-Project’, Saitama-ken, Japan

Courtyard No. 1, Shandong, China, Photo credit AOE

Salesforce Transit Center, San Francisco, US. Photo credit Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Große Bleichen 19, Hamburg, Germany. Photo credit TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten

KP-Project, Saitama-ken, Japan. Photo credit Yoshihiro Onodera Architects

Best Hospitality Building Project

  • Basalt Architects, ‘The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland’, Grindavík, Iceland
  • gad · line+ studio, ‘Songyang Original Cottage’, Langshu Village, China
  • Lacime Architects, ‘Xitang Ancient Town Tourist Centre’, Jiashan City, China
  • STUDIO QI, ‘Annso Hill’, Tengchong, China
  • Tohata Architects, ‘The Thousand Kyoto’, Kyoto, Japan
  • Zaha Hadid Architects, ‘Morpheus Hotel’, Cotai, Macau, China

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland, Grindavik, Iceland. Photo credit Basalt Architects

Songyang Original Cottage, Langshu Village, China. Photo credit gad line+ studio

Annso Hill, Tengchong, China. Photo credit STUDIO QI

The Thousand Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan. Photo credit Tohata Architects

Morpheus Hotel, Cotai, Macau, China. Photo credit Ivan Dupont

Best Refurbishment Project

  • Antao Design, ‘New Headquarters of Antao: Planet No. 16’, Hangzhou, China
  • Franklin Azzi Architecture, ‘Beaupassage’, Paris, France
  • gad · line+ studio, ‘Stray Birds Art Hotel’, Chenjiapu Village, China
  • Kris Lin International Design, ‘Navigator’, Tianjin, China
  • Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, ‘Uber Advanced Technologies Group R&D Center’, San Francisco, US
  • ODA New York, ‘10 Jay Street’, New York, US
  • OFFICEUNTITLED, ‘Woodlark Hotel’, Portland, US
  • Zhang Hua Studio, Tianjin University Research Institute of Architectural Design & Urban Planning, ‘Millet Vinegar Museum’, Zibo City, China

 

New Headquarters of Antao: Planet No. 16, Hangzhou, China. Photo credit Antao Design

Stray Birds Art Hotel, Chenjiapu Village, China. Photo credit gad line+ studio

Uber Advanced Technologies Group Research & Development Center, San Francisco, US. Photo credit Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

10 Jay Street, New York, US. Photo credit ODA New York

Best Public Building Project

  • Aedas and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners(Joint Venture Designer), ‘Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port Passenger Clearance Building’, Hong Kong
  • Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, ‘Hong Kong West Kowloon Station’, Hong Kong
  • ENOTA, ‘Termalija Family Wellness’, Podcetrtek, Slovenia
  • Nikken Sekkei, ‘Nagasaki Prefectural Government Office’, Nagasaki, Japan
  • Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, ‘Salesforce Transit Center’, San Francisco, US
  • Steven Holl Architects, ‘Hunters Point Community Library’, New York, US
  • Yazgan Design, ‘Dakar Arena’, Dakar, Senegal

 

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Passenger Clearance Building, Hong Kong. Photo credit Aedas and Rogers Stirk + Partners

Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, Hong Kong. Photo credit Andrew Bromberg at Aedas

Nagasaki Prefectural Government Office, Nagasaki, Japan. Photo credit Nikken Sekkei

Salesforce Transit Center, San Francisco, US. Photo credit Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Best Achievement in Environmental Performance Project

  • Andrew Bromberg at Aedas‘Hong Kong West Kowloon Station’, Hong Kong
  • Chain10 Architecture & Interior Design Institute, ‘The Green Isle’, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
  • HOLODECK architects, ‘Austrian Embassy’, Bangkok, Thailand
  • LUO studio, ‘Longfu Life Experience Centre’, Puyang County, China

Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, Hong Kong. Photo credit Andrew Bromberg at Aedas

Austrian Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand. Photo credit HOLODECK architects

Longfu Life Experience Center, Puyang County, China. Photo credit LUO studio

Best Future Building Under Construction Project

  • II BY IV DESIGN, ‘Aqualuna’, Toronto, Canada
  • ODA New York, ‘Postkantoor’, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Pascall+Watson, ‘Tiruchirappalli International Airport New Terminal’, Tiruchirappalli, India
  • Sanjay Puri Architects, ‘Learning Courtyard’, Aurangabad, India
  • Sanjay Puri Architects, ‘Prestige University’, Indore, India
  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, ‘Moynihan Train Hall’, New York, US
  • Yazgan Design, ‘OIZ Office’, Ankara, Turkey

Aqualuna, Toronto, Canada. Photo credit II BY IV DESIGN

Learning Courtyard, Aurangabad, India. Photo credit Sanjay Puri Architects

OIZ Office, Ankara, Turkey. Photo credit Yazgan Design

Best Urban Design Project

  • ENOTA, ‘Koper Central Park’, Koper, Slovenia
  • MOZHAO ARCHITECTS, ‘Zishe·Planting Pavilion and Planting Terrace’, Shenzhen, China
  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, ‘Cornell Tech Campus Framework Plan’, New York, US
  • Zaha Hadid Architects, ‘The Kensington’, London, UK

Koper Central Park, Koper, Slovenia. Photo credit ENOTA

The Kensington, London, UK. Photo credit ZHA

Best Façade Design & Engineering Project – Sponsored by INOX-COLOR

  • Chapman Taylor, ‘City Plaza’, Wuppertal, Germany
  • Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, ‘Center Street Parking Garage’, Berkeley, US
  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, ‘Manhattan Loft Gardens’, London, UK
  • Tezuka Architects, ‘Tomioka Chamber of Commerce’, Tomioka City, Japan
  • Zaha Hadid Architects, ‘Morpheus Hotel’, Cotai, Macau, China

Manhattan Loft Gardens, London, UK. Photo credit SOM

This year’s ABB LEAF Award Winners will be announced on Thursday 24 October, at the Berlin Marriott Hotel. Special awards will include the Overall Winner presentation to the project that represents the most iconic architectural landmark; and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

We would like to thank all of our entrants this year as well as our prestigious ABB LEAF Awards Judging Panel:

Alan Crawford – Architect and Founder, Crawford Partnership Architects – Chairman of the ABB LEAF Awards

Sir Peter Cook – Founder, Archigram & Director, CRAB studio

Roland Bechmann – Managing Director & Partner, Werner Sobek Stuttgart

Anne Becker-Olins – Senior Vice President, Design & Technical Services – Luxury Brands Europe, AccorHotels

Werner Frosch – Director, Henning Larsen

Ciara Gormley – Director – Head of Design, Lodha

Monika Moser – Managing Director, Wilson Associates

Viviana Muscettola – Associate Director, Zaha Hadid Architects

Tateo Nakajima – Director, Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Arup

Javier Quintana – Partner, IDOM Architecture

Alireza Razavi – Founder, Studio Razavi Architecture

Paolo Rossi – Associate Director, Pace

Cees Van der Spek – Public Affairs & Global Corporate Relations Director, OVG

Bernard Storch – Partner, PLP Architecture

Lucy Tilley – Associate Principle UK & Global Projects, Adjaye Associates

 

For 2019, the LEAF Awards are proud to announce once again Headline Partner and Trophy Patron ABB.

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