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Categories 2018

ABB LEAF AWARDS 2018 CATEGORIES

Overall Winner: 

The ABB LEAF Awards overall winner will be chosen from the shortlisted projects in the categories below to recognise the project that represents the most iconic architectural landmark in 2018 that is most likely to have the greatest significance in its field on an international basis.

1. Mixed – Use Building of the Year

The LEAF Mixed Use Building of the Year award recognises projects that combine both residential and commercial functions. This award is for buildings that have been completed between January 2016 or are due for completion by May 2018.

2. Residential Building of the Year - Single and Multiple Occupancy 

The LEAF Residential Building of the Year award recognises projects that are specifically used for residential purposes. Divided into two parts - Single Occupancy and Multiple Occupancy. This award is for buildings that have been completed between January 2016 or are due for completion by May 2018

3. Interior Design Award - Completed or Future

This Award focuses on Interior Design for either a new build project or a new refurbishment project completed between January 2016 and due for completion by May 2018 (Completed) or under construction and drawing board (Future).

4. Commercial Building of the Year

The LEAF Commercial Building of the Year award recognises projects that are specifically used for commercial purposes. This can be an office, building/factory, premises/shopping mall/retail park. This award is for buildings that have been completed between January 2016 or are due for completion by May 2018.

5. Hospitality Building of the Year - Completed or Future

This award is to celebrate the interior design and structural design of any hospitality building project. Whether it be a hotel, a restaurant, or a bar it will be assessed on the merits of all aspects design within that project. This award is for buildings that have been completed between January 2016 or are due for completion by May 2018. January 2016 or are due for completion by May 2018 (Completed) or under construction and drawing board (Future).

6. Refurbishment of the Year

The Refurbishment of the Year award is to highlight the best new concept of an existing building. The award encompasses interior design, building use and creative use of materials & space to highlight change within an exciting building. This award will look at refurbishments completed between January 2016 – May 2018.

7. Public Building of the Year

The LEAF Public Building of the Year award recognises projects that are specifically used for public purposes. These can include but are not limited to museums, sports stadia, and healthcare, industrial and educational buildings. This award is for buildings that have been completed since January 2015 or are due for completion by May 2017.

8. Best Sustainable Development - Completed or Future

This award focuses on design and architectural innovation relating to the durable and efficient use of materials, technology and effective energy consumption in a new or refurbished building. 

Entries into the Best Sustainable Development category should comprise of projects that have already been completed between January 2016 and May 2018 (Completed) or currently under construction or drawing board and due for future completion (Future).

9. Best Future Building - Under Construction and Drawing Board

This award celebrates innovative thinking and approaches to design for building concepts or projects yet to be built. Entries into the Future Building category should comprise of projects that have been tendered and won, either on the drawing board or under construction.

10. Urban Design

The LEAF Urban Design Project of the Year Award recognises projects for the design of public places, including landscape projects completed and not completed.

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11. Best Façade Design & Engineering

This category focuses on façade design. This being one of the most important elements when evaluating the aesthetics of a building, as well as the technical performance. The award will take into account the overall building envelope of the project in context to the building design, genre and façade performance in achieving enclosure of the building, (projects completed or under construction).

12.  Developer and Development Project of the Year

The award will celebrate the contribution the landmark development project will have made to the overall regeneration of the surrounding area.

The development project should provide enhanced amenities and living space for local inhabitants. This award acknowledges the achievements of the developer and architect in designing for the local community and international design and architecture, projects completed or under construction.

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