Brief – 21 September – The ANZ Centre in Melbourne’s Docklands has been awarded the Emirates Glass LEAF Award for Commercial Building of the Year at the ninth annual Leading European Architects Forum Awards in London.

Designed by HASSELL and Lend Lease, the building was also one of four shortlisted projects in the LEAF International Interior Design category.

LEAF Awards judges praised the ANZ Centre as a benchmark for sustainable buildings.

“The dramatic and playful interiors combined with a strong approach to sustainability placed this as a clear category winner,” they said. The judges believe this is a building that will set a global environmental and social sustainability benchmark for others to follow,” the judging panel said.

“Make no mistake – this is a truly commercial building but it also incorporates a raft of first-time green initiatives. For example, there is recycled timber cladding and a green wall linking the building to a nearby park. The building is also a hub for the community.”