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:

Overall winner for 2012: Musashino Art University Museum & Library, Tokyo / Sou Fujimoto Architects

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Rock Stadium, Al Ain, UAE / MZ Architects

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

Lifetime Achievement in architectural Community award: Daniel Libeskind

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

The Emirates Glass LEAF Awards 2011

Daniel Libeskind
Daniel Libeskind

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