About this event

 The LEAF Awards has been running for over 18 years and all shortlisted entries and winning projects are known for their contribution to the international architectural design industry. We celebrate each new building project created over the last eighteen months, rewarding and recognising them for their original design concept in its appropriate category.

Winners announced at the 2019 ABB LEAF Awards
View the official 2019 shortlist
2019 Lifetime winner revealed
ABB LEAF Awards Ceremony FAQs

We have been honoured to have on board a truly diverse, esteemed and experienced judging panel. It is their expertise and vision for the future of architecture and design that helps us to create the ABB LEAF Awards.

For 2019, once again we have received a record number of international entries spanning all corners of the globe, including the UK, USA, Japan, China, India, Australia, South Korea, Turkey and of course mainland Europe.

Shortlisted projects came from leading and international architectural names such as Nikken Space, OPEN architecture, 5+Design, Zaha Hadid, SOM, UN Studio, INNOCAD, DP Architects, Office Untitled, Pascall & Watson, Aedas, Yazgan Design and many more......

In Partnership with

For 2020, the LEAF Awards are proud to announce once again Headline Partner and Trophy Patron ABB.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader with a comprehensive offering for digital industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB is today a leader in digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics and Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.

Within the electrification business ABB´s German daughter company Busch-Jaeger is one of the world´s leading suppliers of electrical solutions for the building sector and its technology can be found in numerous hotels, condominiums, offices, retail-, public-, cultural- and residential buildings around the globe.

Solutions provided include the whole range of products: innovative, design oriented wiring accessories to the control of building-functions via touch panels, smart-phones, - tablets as well as voice control by Alexa, Siri and Google.

The ABB Busch-Jaeger portfolio stands for maximizing the comfort and safety for building users whilst minimizing energy consumption and waste.


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2019 Categories


Meet the Judges


Managing Director & Partner, Werner Sobek Stuttgart


Senior Vice President, Design & Technical Services – Luxury Brands Europe, AccorHotels


Judge & ABB LEAF Awards Chairman

Architect And Founder, Crawford Partnership Architects


Founder, Archigram & Director, CRAB studio


Director, Henning Larsen


Director - Head of Design Lodha


Managing Director, Wilson Associates


Associate Director, Zaha Hadid Architects


Director | Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Arup


Partner, IDOM Architecture


Founder, Studio Razavi Architecture


Associate Director, Pace


Public Affairs & Global Corporate Relations Director, OVG


Partner, PLP Architecture


Associate Principal UK & Global Projects, Adjaye Associates

BJA Gallery

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Overall Winner 2019

MOZHAO ARCHITECTS, ‘Zishe·Planting Pavilion and Planting Terrace’, Shenzhen, China

Lifetime Achievement Winner 2019

Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Best Arts & Culture Building Project 2019

OPEN Architecture, ‘UCCA Dune Art Museum’, Qinhuangdao, China

Best New Start Up Practice Project 2019

Nathanael Dorent + Lily Jencks, ‘Ruins Studio’, Dumfries, Scotland, UK

Best Tall Building Project 2019

Zaha Hadid Architects, ‘Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre’, Nanjing, China

Best Regenerative Impact Project 2019

Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, ‘Ford Point Revitalization’, Richmond, California, US

Best Mixed Use Building Project 2019

West-line Studio, ‘Up to the Mountain and Down to the River’, Fuxing Town, China

Best Residential Building Project – Single Occupancy 2019

FujiwaraMuro Architects, ‘House in Toyonaka’, Osaka, Japan

Best Residential Building Project – Multiple Occupancy 2019

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, ‘Manhattan Loft Gardens (The Stratford)’, London, UK

Best Interior Design Project 2019

Design Studio MAOOM, ‘Coffee Nap Roasters 2nd’, Seoul, Korea

Best Commercial Building Project 2019

TCHOBAN VOSS Architects, ‘Große Bleichen 19’, Hamburg, Germany

Best Hospitality Building Project 2019

STUDIO QI, ‘Annso Hill’, Tengchong, China

Best Refurbishment Project 2019

Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, ‘Uber Advanced Technologies Group R&D Center’, San Francisco, California, US

Best Public Building Project 2019

Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, ‘Hong Kong West Kowloon Station’, Hong Kong

Best Achievement in Environmental Performance Project 2019

LUO studio, ‘Longfu Life Experience Centre’, Puyang County, China

Best Future Building Under Construction Project 2019

ODA New York, ‘Postkantoor’, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Best Urban Design Project 2019

MOZHAO ARCHITECTS, ‘Zishe·Planting Pavilion and Planting Terrace’, Shenzhen, China

Best Façade Design & Engineering Project 2019

Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, ‘Center Street Parking Garage’, Berkeley, California, US

2018 Winners

Overall Winner

Zaha Hadid Architects 'Port House' Antwerp, Belgium

Best Tall Building Project

Aedas 'The Beacon' Hong Kong

Best Regenerative Impact

IDOM 'New Lecture Room Block', Alioune Diop University Bambey, Senegal

Best Façade Design & Engineering

Zaha Hadid Architects '520 West 28th' New York, US

Residential Building – Single Occupancy

Studio mk27 'Planar House' São Paulo, Brazil

Residential Building – Multiple Occupancy

Studio mk27 'Somosaguas' Madrid, Spain

Interior Design Award – Completed and Future

INNOCAD Architecture 'Schaudepot History Museum' Graz, Austria

Commercial Building

INNOCAD Architecture 'CUBEND C&P Corporate Office' Graz, Austria

Hospitality Building – Completed and Future

anySCALE 'Wuyuan Skywells Hotel' Jiangxi, China

Hospitality Building – Completed and Future – HIGHLY COMMENDED

Yu Momoeda Architecture Office, ‘Four Funeral Houses’, Kasuga, Japan


Zaha Hadid Architects 'Port House' Antwerp, Belgium

Refurbishment – HIGHLY COMMENDED

ARCHSTUDIO 'Twisting Courtyard' Beijing, China

Public Building

West-line studio 'Shui Cutural Centre' Guizhou, China

Best Achievement in Environmental Performance – Completed and Future

Zaha Hadid Architects 'KAPSARC (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre)' Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Best Future Building – Under Construction and Drawing Board

Margot Krasojević Architecture 'Self-Excavation Hurricane House' Louisiana

Urban Design Project – Completed and Future

Urban Planning & Design Institute of Southeast University 'Living Corridor' Suzhou, China

Mixed Use Building

West-line studio 'Guizhou Fire Station' Guizhou, China

Plan Your Visit



Inge-Beisheim-Platz 1,
Berlin 10785,

LEAF Awards 2019 Bookings:
Start Date: Monday, October 21, 2019
End Date: Friday, October 25, 2019
Last Day to Book: Monday, September 23, 2019

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Category Sponsors


Media Partners



The ABB LEAF Awards 2019 Trophies were created and designed by Benedikt von Amerongen. The trophies have been fabricated from heavy crystalline glass, serving as perfect beautiful symbols for all of our winners.


2018 Trophy


Created and designed by one of ABB’s 150,000 worldwide employees Ms Samantha Meyer. Made from 100% concrete, they are heavy, durable, and extremely beautiful with a down-to-earth attitude, they are the perfect symbol for the winners of the 2018 ABB LEAF Awards.

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Press Releases



The West-Line Studio won the LEAF Awards Best Mixed Use Building Project

The Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre wins ABB LEAF Award 2019

Zishe Planting Pavilion and Planting Terrace wins the Overall Winner and the Best Urban Design Project of ABB LEAF Awards

Diller Scofidio + Renfro honored with ABB LEAF lifetime Achievement Award

Ruins Studio wins the ABB Leaf Award in the category Best New Start-Up Practice Project

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