LEAF International (Leading European Architecture Forum) has announced Santiago Calatrava as the recipient of its 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. Recognized by a panel of industry experts around the world, he has been selected for his “unique vision and ability to transform cities through impactful design" as well as the breadth of his work, which includes projects like the World Trade Center Transportation Hub (New York City), Milwaukee Art Museum (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), Museum of Tomorrow (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Florida Polytechnic Building (Lakeland, Florida) and the Turning Torso Tower (Malmö, Sweden).
LEAF International, now in its 16th year, connects architects, contractors, developers, engineers and designers with suppliers of the latest developments in design and technology. Each year, the conference culminates in its annual LEAF awards.
Past winners of the lifetime achievement award include Moshe Safdie (2015) and Daniel Libeskind (2012), while past winners of the LEAF awards include Aedas, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Coop Himmelblau, Karim Rashid, Henning Larsen Architects, Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP, Mount Fuji Architects Studio, Nikken Design, Populous, Rockwell Group, SOM, Steven Holl Architects, StudioMK27, Zaha Hadid Architects and more.
This year's award ceremony will take place in London, on October 14, 2016.
See more information about the award here, and find out more about Santiago Calatrava below.