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ABB LEAF Awards Judging Panel announces winners

Parul Dubey on October 19, 2021 - in Awards, News

[London, United Kingdom]: During a glittering awards ceremony at the stylish Nobu Hotel Portman Square, London, the ABB LEAF Awards Judging Panel revealed the winners of 19 categories. Celebrating the highest standards in international architectural design, the 2020/21 awards received its largest number of entries to date across 17 categories.

The overall winner was the remarkable Atlas, Eindhoven University of Technology, by Team V Architecture, while Ms Francine Houben, Founding Partner and Creative Director of MECANOO Architects, has been recognised as 2020/21 Lifetime Achievement Winner for her outstanding contribution to the industry over the years.

We would like to wholeheartedly thank our judges for their diligence and expertise and we thank our headline partner ABB and category sponsor Inox Color for their support.

Katrin Foerster , International Key Account Manager said: ‘It has been a great journey of discovery to learn about such high quality design in the many different corners of the world.’


Most Innovative and Impactful Design of Engineering or Technology (NEW)

Obayashi Corporation, MITEJIMA Building, Osaka City, Japan

Best Façade Design & Engineering Project – Sponsored by INOX COLOR

Behnisch Architekten Boston, Harvard University Science and  Engineering Complex (SEC), Massachusetts, USA


Best Achievement in Environmental Performance Project

Team V Architecture, Atlas – Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, the Netherlands


Best Arts & Culture Building Project

gad, Mountain & Sea Art Museum, Kunming City, Yunnan Province, China

KAAN Architecten, Utopia – Library and Academy for the Performing arts, Aalst, Belgium

The Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China Academy of Art, City Lounge of Zhongshan Road, Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China


Best Commercial Building Project

UNK Project, “Academic” Business Center, Russia, Moscow


Best Future Building Under Construction Project

Atelier Ping Jiang / EID Arch, The Panda Pavillions, Chengdu, China


Best Hospitality Building Project

Aedas, Yi by Jereme Leung, the Raffles Hotel, Singapore


Best Interior Design Project

SANJAY PURI Architects, OFFICES@63, Mumbai, India


Best Mixed Use Building Project

NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD, Museum Tower Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan


Best New Start Up Practice Project

ABVM Studio, Ti kay là, Anse-à-Pitres, Haiti


Best Public Building Project

Atelier Ping Jiang / EID Arch, LAND Community Center, Xi’an, China


Best Refurbishment Project

Provencher_Roy, Montréal Tower, Montréal, Canada


Best Regenerative Impact Project

MAD Architects, Tunnel of Light, Echigo-Tsumari, Japan


Best Residential Building Project – Multiple Occupancy

UNITEDLAB Associates LLC, Hadohilljo Townhouse, Jeju-do, S-Korea


Best Residential Building Project – Single Occupancy

Studio MK27, House on the Sand, Bahia, Brazil


Best Tall Building Project

Zaha Hadid Architects, Leeza SOHO, Beijing, China


Best Urban Design Project

Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tsinghua University, Wanzai Ancient City


Lifetime Achievement Winner

Ms Francine Houben, Creative Director and Founder MECANOO


Overall Winner

Team V Architecture, Atlas – Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, the Netherlands


The ABB LEAF Awards Judging Panel

Anis Abou-Zaki, Partner, Foster and Partners
Roland Bechmann, Managing Director and Partner, Werner Sobek AG
Sir Peter Cook, former Director the Institute for Contemporary Art, London and Bartlett School of Architecture at University College; Founder of Archigram
Alan Crawford,  Architect and Founder, Crawford Partnership
Dong Danshen, Chairman and Chief Principal Architect, Architectural Design and Research Institute of Zhejiang University
Juan Du, Principal, IDU_architecture
Werner Frosch, Partner at Henning Larsen Architects; Managing Director Munich, Henning Larsen
Manuela Gatto, Associate Director, Zaha Hadid
Michael Heenan, CEO and design lead, AJ+C Architects and Urban Designers
Monika Moser/Jese Medina Suarez, Managing Director, Europe, Campbell House
Tateo Nakajima, Director | Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Arup
Javier Quintana, Architect, Managing Director, IDOM
Alireza Razavi, Director, Razavi Studio
Dr Yael Reisner, Architect, Yael Reisner Studio
Cees van der Spek, Public Affairs & Global Corporate Relations Director, EDGE Technologies
Bernard Storch, Partner, PLP Architecture
Han Wenqiang, “Associate Professor, School of Architecture of CAFA; Founder & Chief Architect, ARCHSTUDIO”


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