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The Qatar Research and Development Complex (QRDC) won the Urban Design of the Year category in the recent Leading European Architecture Forum (LEAF) Awards. The annual ceremony recognises innovative design and excellence from around the world. The QRDC was designed by global architectural practice Perkins+Will to act as a centre of global learning, as well as a regional hub for scientific innovation. Sustainable elements of the design include the use of motion sensor fans, misters and water features, the provision of green roof bridges, green walls and sculptures, as well as the planting of trees to provide shade and protect against dust.