Sir Peter Cook wins lifetime achievement honour at ABB LEAF Awards

29 September 2017

Sir Peter Cook has been honoured for a lifetime of achievement at the 16th annual ABB Leaf Awards.

The 80-year-old architect, educator and author was singled out by a panel of judges that included Vanessa Brady OBE, SBID president; Alan Crawford, the Crawford Partnership; Andrew Bromberg and Michael Clark of AEDAS; Firas Hnoosh, Perkins+Will; Kai-Uwe Bergmann of BIG; Michele Pasca di Magliano and Viviana Muscettola, Zaha Hadid Architects; Paolo Rossi from SOM, and Theo Nicolaou of Areen Design. 

Other notable award winners included  Labics and 3TI Progetti, which picked up Mixed Use Building of the Year for City of the Sun in Rome. “The public realm space is fully integrated with the built elements…which makes it rich in experience,” the judges noted.

Residential Building of the Year (Single Occupancy) was awarded to Studio MK27 for Jungle House in Sao Paulo, Brazil, described by the panel as “optimising the connection between architecture and nature, whilst maximising views out to the ocean and sunlight within the internal spaces.”

The judges praised Sanjay Puri Architects for responding to a local need for high rise residential buildings with “private open spaces”. The studio took home Residential Building of the Year (Multiple Occupancy) for Ishatvam 9 in Ranchi, India.

Nikken Space Design’s Toba Bettei in Mie, Japan, collected the Interior Design Award – Completed, commended for “representing the exquisite harmony between the building and the garden.” The Interior Design Award – Future went to II by IV Design for The Residences of 488 University Avenue in Canada: “a shimmering glass and steel 37-storey condominium project.”

The awards at Horseguards Parade on 21 September were hosted by Rick Kelsey, BBC reporter and presenter of Radio 1’s Newsbeat, and recognised winners in 19 categories.



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