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2019 Shortlist announced for ABB LEAF Awards

Architecture - August 7th, 2019 - View the gallery

The ABB LEAF Awards Judging Panel has today announced the 2019 official shortlist. Comprising best new architecture, planning and development projects, this year’s awards see a record number of entries across 16 diverse categories, including the new categories of ‘Best Arts & Culture Building’ and ‘Best New Start Up Practice’. 



From China to Switzerland and many more - the shortlist includes projects of all scales and complexities from across the world. All of the shortlisted projects include buildings that are setting the benchmark for the international architectural community.

Best Arts & Culture Building Project

• GOA, ‘Gravitational Field 2018 – The City Delta’, Shanghai, China 

Johnston Marklee, ‘Menil Drawing Institute’, Houston, US 

Nikken Sekkei, ‘Kokugakuin University Learning Centre’, Tokyo, Japan 

OPEN Architecture, ‘Dune Art Museum’, Qinhuangdao, China 

OPEN Architecture, ‘TANK Shanghai’, Shanghai, China 

Steven Holl Architects, ‘Glassell School of Art’, Houston, US





Best New Start Up Practice Project 

AOE, ‘Courtyard No. 1’, Shandong, China 

DaeWha Kang Design, ‘The Living Lab’, London, UK 

MOZHAO ARCHITECTS, ‘Living Art Pavilion’, Shajing, China 

Nathanael Dorent + Lily Jencks, ‘Ruins Studio’, Dumfries, Scotland, UK 

UNITEDLAB Associates, ‘Hadohilljo Townhouse’, Jeju Island, South Korea



Best Tall Building Project 

5+design, ‘Crystal Laputa’, Chengdu, China 

Avcı Architects, ‘Balance Günesli’, Istanbul, Turkey 

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, ‘Salesforce Tower’, San Francisco, US 

Zaha Hadid Architects, ‘Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre’, Nanjing, China

Best Regenerative Impact Project 

DC ALLIANCE, ‘Renovation of Nanjing Confucius Temple’, Nanjing, China 

Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, ‘Ford Point Revitalization’, Richmond, US



Best Mixed Use Building Project 

Hangzhou 9M Architectural Design Co. ‘Greentown Yiwu Peach Blossom Land Living Experience Centre’, Yiwu, China 

INNOCAD architecture, ‘Haus Salzkammergut’, Gmunden, Austria 

Interval Architects, ‘Tower of Bricks’, Hengshui, China 

JEMS Architekci, ‘P4’, Warsaw, Poland 

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, ‘Manhattan Loft Gardens’, London, UK 

West-line Studio, ‘Up to the Mountain and Down to the River’, Fuxing Town, China 

Zaha Hadid Architects, ‘Generali Tower’, Milan, Italy



Best Residential Building Project – Single Occupancy – Sponsored by Laufen

 • AR Design Studio, ‘Creek House’, Bosham, UK 

FujiwaraMuro Architects, ‘House in Toyonaka’, Osaka, Japan 

Origin Architect, ‘Urban Home of Nature’, Beijing, China 

Sanjay Puri Architects, ‘18 Screens’, Lucknow, India



Best Residential Building Project – Multiple Occupancy – Sponsored by Laufen 

 • DC ALLIANCE, ‘Han Ling Yin Xiang’, Zhejiang, China 

Kavellaris Urban Design, ‘101 Maling Road’, Canterbury, Australia 

Sasaki Architecture, ‘Daita’, Tokyo, Japan 

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, ‘Manhattan Loft Gardens’, London, UK 

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, ‘New Futura’, Singapore 

TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten, ‘Housing on Holzhalbinsel’, Rostock, Germany 

UNStudio, ‘The Scotts Tower’, Singapore



Best Interior Design Project 

AD ARCHITECTURE, ‘AD Architecture Office’, Shantou, China 

ARCHSTUDIO, ‘Layering Courtyard’, Beijing, China 

BEHF Architects, ‘Telegraf 7 Office JP Immobilien’, Vienna, Austria 

Design Studio MAOOM, ‘Coffee Nap Roasters 2nd’, Seoul, Korea 

DP Architects, ‘Work, Meet and Dream! Designing Workplaces to Inspire Youth’, Singapore 

LSDCASA, ‘Oct&Vanke The Riviera’, Nanchang, China 

Naruse Inokuma Architects, ‘Nine Hours Namba Station’, Osaka, Japan 

Nikken Space Design, ‘West Japan Railway Company Twilight Express Mizukaze’, Various Locations, Japan 

Origin Architect, ‘Urban Home of Nature’, Beijing, China



Best Commercial Building Project 

AOE, ‘Courtyard No. 1’, Shandong, China 

Gianni Ranaulo Design, ‘The Village - Outlet Shopping Center’, Lyon, France 

KTX archiLAB, ‘Cloud of Luster Wedding Chapel’, Himeji City, Japan 

Nikken Sekkei, ‘Shanghai Greenland Centre’, Shanghai, China 

Nikken Sekkei, ‘Sumitomo Fudosan Azabu-Juban Building’, Tokyo, Japan 

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, ‘Salesforce Tower’, San Francisco, US 

TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten, ‘Große Bleichen 19’, Hamburg, Germany 

Yoshihiro Onodera Architects, ‘KP-Project’, Saitama-ken, Japan





Best Hospitality Building Project 

Basalt Architects, ‘The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland’, Grindavík, Iceland 

gad · line+ studio, ‘Songyang Original Cottage’, Langshu Village, China 

Lacime Architects, ‘Xitang Ancient Town Tourist Centre’, Jiashan City, China 

STUDIO QI, ‘Annso Hill’, Tengchong, China 

Tohata Architects, ‘The Thousand Kyoto’, Kyoto, Japan 

Zaha Hadid Architects, ‘Morpheus Hotel’, Cotai, Macau, China



Best Refurbishment Project 

Antao Design, ‘New Headquarters of Antao: Planet No. 16’, Hangzhou, China 

Franklin Azzi Architecture, ‘Beaupassage’, Paris, France 

gad · line+ studio, ‘Stray Birds Art Hotel’, Chenjiapu Village, China 

Kris Lin International Design, ‘Navigator’, Tianjin, China 

Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, ‘Uber Advanced Technologies Group R&D Center’, San Francisco, US 

ODA New York, ‘10 Jay Street’, New York, US 

OFFICEUNTITLED, ‘Woodlark Hotel’, Portland, US 

Zhang Hua Studio, Tianjin University Research Institute of Architectural Design & Urban Planning, ‘Millet Vinegar Museum’, Zibo City, China



Best Public Building Project 

Aedas and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (Joint Venture Designer), ‘Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port Passenger Clearance Building’, Hong Kong 

Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, ‘Hong Kong West Kowloon Station’, Hong Kong 

ENOTA, ‘Termalija Family Wellness’, Podcetrtek, Slovenia 

Nikken Sekkei, ‘Nagasaki Prefectural Government Office’, Nagasaki, Japan 

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, ‘Salesforce Transit Center’, San Francisco, US 

Steven Holl Architects, ‘Hunters Point Community Library’, New York, US 

Yazgan Design, ‘Dakar Arena’, Dakar, Senegal



Best Achievement in Environmental Performance Project 

Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, ‘Hong Kong West Kowloon Station’, Hong Kong 

Chain10 Architecture & Interior Design Institute, ‘The Green Isle’, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 

HOLODECK architects, ‘Austrian Embassy’, Bangkok, Thailand 

LUO studio, ‘Longfu Life Experience Centre’, Puyang County, China



Best Future Building Under Construction Project 

II BY IV DESIGN, ‘Aqualuna’, Toronto, Canada 

ODA New York, ‘Postkantoor’, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 

Pascall+Watson, ‘Tiruchirappalli International Airport New Terminal’, Tiruchirappalli, India 

Sanjay Puri Architects, ‘Learning Courtyard’, Aurangabad, India 

Sanjay Puri Architects, ‘Prestige University’, Indore, India 

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, ‘Moynihan Train Hall’, New York, US 

Yazgan Design, ‘OIZ Office’, Ankara, Turkey



Best Urban Design Project 

ENOTA, ‘Koper Central Park’, Koper, Slovenia 

MOZHAO ARCHITECTS, ‘Zishe·Planting Pavilion and Planting Terrace’, Shenzhen, China 

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, ‘Cornell Tech Campus Framework Plan’, New York, US 

Zaha Hadid Architects, ‘The Kensington’, London, UK

Best Façade Design & Engineering Project – Sponsored by INOX-COLOR

Chapman Taylor, ‘City Plaza’, Wuppertal, Germany 

Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, ‘Center Street Parking Garage’, Berkeley, US 

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, ‘Manhattan Loft Gardens’, London, UK 

Tezuka Architects, ‘Tomioka Chamber of Commerce’, Tomioka City, Japan 

Zaha Hadid Architects, ‘Morpheus Hotel’, Cotai, Macau, China



This year’s ABB LEAF Award Winners will be announced on Thursday 24 October, Berlin Marriott Hotel. Special awards will include the Overall Winner presentation to the project that represents the most iconic architectural landmark; and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

 We would like to thank all of our entrants this year as well as our prestigious ABB LEAF Awards Judging Panel:

Alan Crawford - Architect and Founder, Crawford Partnership Architects – Chairman of the ABB LEAF Awards 

Sir Peter Cook - Founder, Archigram & Director, CRAB studio 

Roland Bechmann - Managing Director & Partner, Werner Sobek Stuttgart 

Anne Becker-Olins - Senior Vice President, Design & Technical Services - Luxury Brands Europe, AccorHotels

 Werner Frosch - Director, Henning Larsen 

Ciara Gormley - Director - Head of Design, Lodha 

Monika Moser - Managing Director, Wilson Associates 

Viviana Muscettola - Associate Director, Zaha Hadid Architects 

Tateo Nakajima - Director, Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Arup 

Javier Quintana - Partner, IDOM Architecture

 Alireza Razavi - Founder, Studio Razavi Architecture

Paolo Rossi - Associate Director, Pace 

Cees Van der Spek - Public Affairs & Global Corporate Relations Director, OVG 

Bernard Storch - Partner, PLP Architecture

Lucy Tilley - Associate Principle UK & Global Projects, Adjaye Associates



For 2019, the LEAF Awards are proud to announce once again Headline Partner and Trophy Patron ABB. 

For further information on our headline partner ABB/Busch Jaeger please contact: 

[email protected] 

MarCom Manager, Building Products Electrification Products Division, ABB/ Busch Jaeger 

To find out more about the ABB LEAF Awards 2019 or book tickets, visit: