Alan and Maria were in Berlin this year for the 2019 LEAF Forum and Awards sponsored by ABB

Alan and Maria enjoyed a visit to Berlin for the 2019 ABB LEAF International Forum followed by the prestigious LEAF Design Awards, the judging panel for which Alan was chairing this year. The two-day event included a forum titled ‘Architecture for Future Generations’ involving dissecting topics relating to sustainability, technological innovation, best practice, smart building / cities, the relationship of workspace design and employee performance alongside meetings with a variety of suppliers, manufacturers, designers and consultants.

The intense two-day forum culminated in the ABB LEAF Awards themselves, the highlight of the trip, with designers from across the world vying for these important accolades reflecting the quality of work completed. During a night in which Liz Diller collected the Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Alan introduced a new award for the “Best Start Up Practice Project” (which he instigated)  which went to Nathanael Dorent + Lily Jencks for their ‘Ruins Studio’ in Dumfries.

More information about the Forum, Awards and judges can be found following these links.