RIBA International long list announced

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the RIBA International List 2018, a new
biennial selection of the world’s best new buildings.

The list of projects has been selected from entries to what’s claimed as the “world’s most prestigious award for architecture”, the 2018 RIBA International Prize, the winner of which will be announced in December 2018.

From a chapel wrapped within a forest canopy (Sayama Forest Chapel, Japan) to the renovation of a grain factory into a

new contemporary art museum (Zeitz MOCAA, Africa), from a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Wadden Sea Centre, Denmark, featured in ADF, May 2017) to a post-earthquake reconstruction project (Guangming Village, China), the RIBA International List 2018 features 62 build- ings from more than 28 countries.

Speaking about the RIBA International List 2018, RIBA president, Ben Derbyshire said that the RIBA International List 2018 “shines a light on the world’s best new buildings and most impressive architectural talent.”

“Most importantly,” Derbyshire continued, “this significant selection of 62 projects illustrates the meaningful impact and transformative quality that well-designed buildings can have on communities, wherever they are in
the world.”

The Grand Jury, consisting of Joshua Bolchover, co-founding director of Rural Urban Framework and Wayne McGregor CBE, choreographer and lay juror, and led by world-renowned architect, Elizabeth Diller, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, will select the winner.