RIBA International Prize shortlist unveiled 27.10.16

  • University of Engineering and Technology, Lima, by Grafton Architects

  • The Ring of Remembrance, France, by Agence d’architecture Philippe Prost

  • Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku, by Zaha Hadid Architects

  • Stormen Concert Hall, Norway, by DRDH Architects

  • Museo Jumex by David Chipperfield Architects

  • Arquipelago Contemporary Arts Centre, the Azores, by Menos é Mais and João Mendes Ribeiro

The first ever RIBA International Prize celebrates the best of global architecture

The Royal Institute of British Architects has revealed the six candidates shortlisted for its first-ever International Prize. ‘The prize was created to showcase the best new buildings worldwide,’ says Jane Duncan, RIBA’s outgoing president. ‘At its heart, the prize celebrates architectural excellence, vision, and the power of great architecture for the public good.’

The jury, chaired by Richard Rogers, has selected from an initial list of 30 entries. The finalists encompass the great and the good of British architecture, and include Zaha Hadid’s Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku and David Chipperfield's Museo Jumex in Mexico City, but also more low-key projects, such as the Stormen Concert Hall by DRDH Architects, and Dublin-based Grafton Architects’ University of Engineering and Technology in Lima. Arquipelago Contemporary Arts Centre in the Azores by Menos é Mais and João Mendes Ribeiro and The Ring of Remembrance, a World W War I memorial near Arras in France by Agence d’architecture Philippe Prost complete the selection.

The winner of the biennial RIBA International Prize will be announced on 24 November.

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