ABB LEAF Awards winners announced

by Ofentse Sefolo
ABB LEAF Awards winners announced

The 18th instalment of the ABB LEAF Awards was announced late last year. The prestigious awards celebrate the outstanding projects and personalities that have made the biggest impact upon the built environment and the international architectural community.

MOZHAO ARCHITECTS ‘Zishe•Planting Pavilion and Planting Terrace’, Shenzhen, China was announced as the overall winner at the awards ceremony, which was held in Berlin. Diller Scofidio + Renfro was also honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

There were two new categories in 2019, with OPEN Architecture ‘UCCA Dune Art Museum’ (Main Image), Qinhuangdao, China winning the Best Arts & Culture Building Project and Nathanael Dorent + Lily Jencks ‘Ruins Studio’, Dumfries, Scotland, UK winning Best New Start Up Practice Project.

Ruins Studio

“The most impressive aspect of this year’s awards was the diversity of entries on show from all over the world,” said Katrin Förster, Global Key Account Manager for Architects at ABB.

“We saw everything from the renovation of a hut on the outskirts of Scotland, to a coffee shop in Korea, a super modern hotel in Macau, an arena in Senegal, a vinegar museum in China, an exclusive shopping mall in Hamburg and an R&D centre in San Francisco. How unique to have such a brilliant array of projects for the judges to choose from! It motivates us, as technology innovators, to work closer with architects and develop solutions that truly help to create the best buildings of the future,” said Katrin.

Other winners included
ODA New York ‘Postkantoor’, Rotterdam, The Netherlands – Best Future Building Under Construction Project

‘Ford Point Revitalization’, Richmond, California, US by Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects – Best Regenerative Impact Project

‘Center Street Parking Garage’, Berkeley, California, US by Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects – Best Façade Design & Engineering Project

‘Uber Advanced Technologies Group R&D Center’, San Francisco, California US by Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects – Best Refurbishment Project.

‘Zishe•Planting Pavilion and Planting Terrace’, Shenzhen, China by MOZHAO ARCHITECTS – Best Urban Design Project

‘Longfu Life Experience Centre’, Puyang County, China by LUO Studio – Best Achievement in Environmental Performance Project

‘Hong Kong West Kowloon Station’, Hong Kong by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas – Best Public Building Project

‘Annso Hill’, Tengchong, China by STUDIO QI – Best Hospitality Building Project

Full thanks and acknowledgement are given to www.v2com-newswire.com for the information in this article.

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