• One Central Park, Sydney by Ateliers Jean Nouvel and PTW Architects; Photo courtesy of LEAF Awards Click image to expand

    One Central Park, Sydney by Ateliers Jean Nouvel and PTW Architects; Photo courtesy of LEAF Awards

  • One Central Park, Sydney by Ateliers Jean Nouvel and PTW Architects; Photo courtesy of LEAF Awards Click image to expand

    One Central Park, Sydney by Ateliers Jean Nouvel and PTW Architects; Photo courtesy of LEAF Awards

  • The Ring House, Riyadh by MZ Architects; Photo courtesy of LEAF Awards Click image to expand

    The Ring House, Riyadh by MZ Architects; Photo courtesy of LEAF Awards

  • Mongkok Residence, Hong Kong by Aedas; Photo courtesy of LEAF Awards Click image to expand

    Mongkok Residence, Hong Kong by Aedas; Photo courtesy of LEAF Awards

  • London School of Economics and Political Science, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, London by O Click image to expand

    London School of Economics and Political Science, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, London by O'Donnell + Tuomey; Photo courtesy of LEAF Awards

  • Mount Fuji Architects Studio, Seto, Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima; Photo courtesy of LEAF Awards Click image to expand

    Mount Fuji Architects Studio, Seto, Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima; Photo courtesy of LEAF Awards

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Sian
Thursday 16 Oct 2014

LEAF judging panel announces winner of LEAF Awards 2014

The LEAF judging panel has announced the winners of this year's LEAF awards - which span 14 categories - noting all winning projects demonstrate "buildings that are setting the benchmark for the international architectural and design community".

Ateliers Jean Nouvel and PTW Architects came out on top as overall winner this year with One Central Park in Sydney, Australia. The architects also won the Best Sustainable Development of the Year with the same building.

The two towers (33 and 16 storeys, respectively) feature green walls with 21 plant-covered panels comprising 25 different species. 38 penthouse apartments also have access to a stunning garden in the sky. And, thanks to a large panel of mirrors, light is also reflected into the lower levels of the building.

The towers are linked by a recreation podium containing 623 apartments as well as an urban shopping centre built in a parkland setting, and incorporate a Central Thermal Plant and Water Recycling Plant at the heart of the development that achieves a 5 star Green Rating.

"The incorporation of this technology alone sets the development apart, but it’s the astonishing cantilevered Heliostat with its array of adjustable mirrors forming a shimmering canopy, and the vertical gardens and green terraces providing a curtain of foliage turning the pristine floor to ceiling glazing into a Hi Tec ‘tree house’ that delights in equal measure," the judges commented

The category winners are listed below:

Mixed-Use Building of the Year: Tabanlioglu Architects Melkan Gursel & Murat Tabanlioglu, Esas Aeropark, Istanbul, Turkey

Residential Building of the Year - Single Occupancy: studio mk27, P house, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Residential Building of the Year - Multiple Occupancy: Mount Fuji Architects Studio, Seto, Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima

International Interior Design Award, Sponsored by LAUFEN: Wilmotte & Associés SA, Rijksmuseum,Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Commercial Building of the Year: studio mk27, cultura bookstore, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Hospitality Building of the Year: Boogertman + Partners Architects, Steyn City Club House, Johannesburg, South Africa

Refurbishment of the Year: CoCo Architecture, Atelier RK, BIG Library, Gourdon, France

Public Building of the Year: O'Donnell + Tuomey / London School of Economics and Political Science, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, London, UK

Best Future Building of the Year - Drawing Board, Sponsored by ABB: MZ Architects, The Ring House, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Best Future Building of the Year - Under Construction, Sponsored by ABB: Aedas, Mongkok Residence, Hong Kong

Special Commendation: INUCE AG, Dirk U. Moench, Luoyuan Church, Fuzhou City, Fujian Province

Urban Design of the Year: Maisam Architects & Engineers, A Gateway to Petra, Wadi Musa, Jordan

The judging panel consisted of: Carlo Castelli (AECOM), Alan Crawford (Crawford Partnership), Firas Hnoosh (BDP), Božana Komljenovic (Zaha Hadid), Rysia Suchecka (NBBJ) and Lev Libeskind (Daniel Libeskind).

 

 


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