ABB LEAF Awards – Create the Future

Following the hugely successful LEAF Awards 2016, which took place in London and included winners such as Ritchie Architects Ltd, Santiago Calatrava, Henning Larsen Architects and many more, the LEAF (Leading European Architecture Forum) Awards will once again be returning in September 2017 to the global hub of architecture, London.

The annual LEAF Awards brings together an audience of more than 100+ leading senior figures from the world’s elite architectural design community. They will convene to celebrate, discuss and honour some of the best new international architectural projects according to their specific criteria.

The LEAF Awards has been running for over 16 years and all shortlisted and winning projects are recognised as setting the benchmark for the future of the industry.

NEW 2017, In Partnership with ABB

For 2017, the LEAF Awards are proud to announce headline partner ABB.

ABB is a global leader in power and automation technologies. Part of the ABB group is the German company Busch-Jaeger. A strong brand with more than 130 years of experience and market leader in the field of electrical installation technology in Germany and various European countries. The product portfolio ranges from the complete electrical installation with switches, sockets, dimmers and motion detectors to electronic, highend components for building automation. Combining innovative technology, excellent design and outstanding product quality make ABB / Busch-Jaeger the first choice for architects, interior designers, planners and electricians and last but not least for end users. Being part of ABB makes Busch-Jaeger even globally more successful. ABB employs 135,000 people and operates in approximately 100 countries.

For 2017, be part of the ABB LEAF Awards to have your work recognised by the best in the global design industry!

We look forward to another year of celebrating the best that global architecture has to offer and celebrating with you in London in September when we announce our 2017 winners.

We are pleased to announce the Royal Horse Guards Hotel as the venue for this years ABB LEAF Awards 2017.


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AXO LIGHT has been announced as the new Leaf Awards 2017 Best Interior Design of the Year Category Sponsor.


Axo Light is one of the most dynamic companies in the rich and complex world of Italian design.

Created in the inland Venice area in 1996, from the outset it combined Italian passion for design with a strong international focus and soon became one of the leading companies in the high quality indoor lighting sector. Read about their U-Light, rings of light in space.

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2017 Judges

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Kai-Uwe Bergmann

Partner, BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group

Kai-Uwe Bergmann is a Partner at BIG who brings his expertise to proposals around the globe, including work in North ...

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Vanessa Brady OBE

International Interior Designer and President of the SBID

Vanessa Brady OBE is an international multi-award winning interior designer, Business Consultant and Founder of the Society of British and ...

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Andrew Bromberg

Andrew Bromberg at Aedas

Motivated by the desire to inspire and uplift the everyday lives of people, Andrew Bromberg strives for this goal through ...

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Michael Clark

Executive Director, Aedas

Michael has been responsible for developing the urban regeneration and masterplanning sector within Aedas RHWL, undertaking large scale Regeneration, Masterplanning ...

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Professor Sir Peter Cook

Founder of Archigram, former Director the Institute for Contemporary Art, London (the ICA) and Bartlett School of Architecture at University College, London

Professor Sir Peter Cook RA, founder of Archigram, former Director the Institute for Contemporary Art, London (the ICA) and Bartlett ...

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Alan Crawford

Founder, Crawford Partnership Architects

Crawford Partnership is an award winning London based architecture and interior design practice established 20 years ago by founding partner ...

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Firas Hnoosh

Design Director of Architecture, Perkins+Will

Firas Hnoosh has over 17 years of professional design experience, and has held design director roles for the Abu Dhabi ...

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Viviana Muscettola

Associate Director, Zaha Hadid Architects

Viviana joined Zaha Hadid Architects in 2004, having worked for a number of different practices in China, the Netherlands, and ...

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Michele Pasca di Magliano

Senior Associate, Zaha Hadid Architects

Now a Senior Associate, within two months of joining our team in 2004, Michele worked on winning competitions for the ...

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Paolo Rossi

Associate, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

He studied architecture at The Faculty of Architecture, “La Sapienza” University of Rome where He graduated in 2005. He has ...

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Theo Nicolaou

Head of Design, Areen Design

With a wealth of experience spanning SE Asia, Europe and more recently the Middle East, Theo has delivered numerous large ...

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