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The Emirates Glass LEAF Awards 2012

Musashino Art University Museum & Library, Tokyo / Sou Fujimoto Architects
Musashino Art University Museum & Library, Tokyo / Sou Fujimoto Architects

The results of the 9th Annual Emirates Glass LEAF Awards have been announced, honoring the architects designing the buildings and solutions that are setting the benchmark for the international architectural community. The winners were selected from an impressive shortlist by an international jury of architects that included Irving Brauer (chairman, principal of Brauer Associates), Phil Holden (managing director of Pascall+Watson architects), Lucy Bullivant (architectural curator, critic, author), Paolo Brescia (partner of Open Building Research), and Kasia Fiutowska (founding partner of Sketch Design). The 2012 award winners are:

It’s a “sophisticated yet simple solution”, and an excellent example of form following function. The building’s primary role of storing and retrieving books becomes the concept for the interior and exterior design. Mixed-Use Building of the year award: Daeyang Gallery & House, South Korea / Steven Holl Architects

Residential Building of the year award (single occupancy): Villa Roces, Bruges, Belgium / Architectureburo Govaert & Vanhoutte

Musashino Art University Museum & Library, Tokyo / Sou Fujimoto Architects
Musashino Art University Museum & Library, Tokyo / Sou Fujimoto Architects

Residential Building of the year award (multiple occupancy): S.A Residence, Dhaka, Bangladesh / Rafiq Azam

Daeyang Gallery & House, South Korea / Steven Holl Architects © Iwan Baan
Daeyang Gallery & House, South Korea / Steven Holl Architects © Iwan Baan

*Special Awards went to Studio Daniel Libeskind, DCA Architects PTE Ltd, with Reflections at Keppel Bay

Villa Roces, Bruges, Belgium / Architectureburo Govaert & Vanhoutte
Villa Roces, Bruges, Belgium / Architectureburo Govaert & Vanhoutte

Commercial Building of the year award: Vivanta Hotel, Bangalore, India / WOW Architects

S.A Residence, Dhaka, Bangladesh / Rafiq Azam
S.A Residence, Dhaka, Bangladesh / Rafiq Azam

International Interior Design award: The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia / Billard Leece Partnership & Bates Smart with HKS

Studio Daniel Libeskind, DCA Architects PTE Ltd, with Reflections at Keppel Bay
Studio Daniel Libeskind, DCA Architects PTE Ltd, with Reflections at Keppel Bay

Refurbishment of the year award: The Granary / Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects

Vivanta Hotel, Bangalore, India / WOW Architects
Vivanta Hotel, Bangalore, India / WOW Architects

*A special Award went to Masrah Al Qasba Theatre, Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, by Magma Architecture

The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia / Billard Leece Partnership & Bates Smart with HKS
The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia / Billard Leece Partnership & Bates Smart with HKS

Young Architect of the year award: White Grounds UK / Marco Guarnieri

The Granary / Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects
The Granary / Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects

Public Building award : Musashino Art University Museum & Library Tokyo, Japan / Sou Fujimoto Architects

Masrah Al Qasba Theatre, Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates / Magma Architecture
Masrah Al Qasba Theatre, Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates / Magma Architecture

*A Special Award went to Stephen Marshall Architects, with Rothschild Archive, UK

White Grounds UK / Marco Guarnieri
White Grounds UK / Marco Guarnieri

Best Sustainable Development: The Druk White Lotus School, Shey, India / Arup Associates

Best Future Building 2012 (2 Winners): Manhattan Loft Gardens, London, UK / Skidmore Owings + Merrill

Stephen Marshall Architects, with Rothschild Archive, UK
Stephen Marshall Architects, with Rothschild Archive, UK

The Rock Stadium, Al Ain, UAE / MZ Architects

The Druk White Lotus School, Shey, India / Arup Associates
The Druk White Lotus School, Shey, India / Arup Associates

Lifetime Achievement in architectural Community award: Daniel Libeskind

Manhattan Loft Gardens, London, UK / Skidmore Owings + Merrill
Manhattan Loft Gardens, London, UK / Skidmore Owings + Merrill

The Emirates Glass LEAF Awards 2011 All images courtesy of LEAF Awards.

The Rock Stadium, Al Ain, UAE / MZ Architects
The Rock Stadium, Al Ain, UAE / MZ Architects

Daniel Libeskind
Daniel Libeskind
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