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.
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
Residential Building of the year award (multiple occupancy):
S.A Residence, Dhaka, Bangladesh / Rafiq Azam
*Special Awards went to Studio Daniel Libeskind, DCA Architects PTE Ltd, with Reflections at Keppel Bay
Commercial Building of the year award:
Vivanta Hotel, Bangalore, India / WOW Architects
International Interior Design award:
The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia / Billard Leece Partnership & Bates Smart with HKS
Refurbishment of the year award:
The Granary / Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects
*A special Award went to Masrah Al Qasba Theatre, Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, by Magma Architecture
Young Architect of the year award:
White Grounds UK / Marco Guarnieri
Public Building award :
Musashino Art University Museum & Library Tokyo, Japan / Sou Fujimoto Architects
*A Special Award went to Stephen Marshall Architects, with Rothschild Archive, UK
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
The Rock Stadium, Al Ain, UAE / MZ Architects
Lifetime Achievement in architectural Community award:
All images courtesy of LEAF Awards.