Winners announced at the 2018 ABB LEAF Awards

31 October 2018



Grande Fête in Frankfurt as winners of the 17th ABB LEAF Awards 2018 are announced


In association with ABB, the 17th annual ABB LEAF Awards have been announced with Zaha Hadid Architects, ‘Port House’ in Antwerp, Belgium receiving the honor of ‘Overall Winner 2018’. Sir David Chipperfield was also honoured with the Lifetime Achievement of the year.

The ABB LEAF Awards are judged by some of the world’s leading experts including Roland Bechmann at Wermer Sobek; Kai-Uwe Bergmann at BIG; Andrew Bromberg at Aedas; Sir Peter Cook at Crab Studio; Peter Cerno at Cerno Architekten and Alan Crawford at Crawford Partnership. A full list of the judges can be found here.

The awards are highly regarded and included 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, with Austria receiving two honors with INNOCAD Architecture, ‘Schaudepot History Museum’, Graz, Austria winning the Interior Design Award – Completed and Future and Best Commercial Building Award with INNOCAD Architecture, ‘CUBEND C&P Corporate Office’, Graz, Austria.

Commenting on the awards, Katrin Förster, international key account manager for Architects and Interior Designers at ABB, said: “At ABB our vision is clear; we’re committed to combining stylish design with smart technology to make the spaces we live, work and relax in, the most comfortable and secure places they can be. Reviewing the 2018 shortlist just shows how much talent is out there, with people using their design skills to create memorable buildings for now and the future.”

For details of all shortlisted entrants, please visit our website.

The ABB LEAF Awards 2018 Winners List

Overall Winner Zaha Hadid Architects, ‘Port House’, Antwerp, Belgium

Lifetime Achievement of the Year Sir David Chipperfield

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

Interior Design Award – Completed and Future - HIGHLY COMMENDED Spacedge Designs, ‘Hotel Mono’, Singapore

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

Refurbishment 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 Krasojevic Architecture, ‘Self-Excavation Hurricane House’, Louisiana, US

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



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