The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the second edition of the RIBA International Prize, the highly prestigious award for the world’s best new building.
The second edition of the RIBA International Prize launches with a stellar Grand Jury led by Elizabeth Diller, partner of acclaimed US firm, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and includes Joshua Bolchover, co-founder of Rural Urban Framework, and acclaimed choreographer Wayne McGregor CBE.
Now open for entries, the 2018 RIBA International Prize will be awarded to a building which exemplifies design excellence, architectural ambition and delivers meaningful social impact. The prize is open to any qualified architect in the world, for a building of any size, type or budget.
The rigorous judging process will see two expert panels of jurors visit each of the shortlisted buildings twice in person, before the Grand Jury selects four finalists to visit for a final time. The winning building will be announced in November 2018.
In 2016, the inaugural RIBA International Prize was awarded to Grafton Architects for their outstanding university building, UTEC (Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología) in Lima, Peru. The innovative ‘vertical campus’ structure was dubbed ‘a modern-day Machu Pichu’ by the RIBA Jury.
The 2018 RIBA International Prize launches during the inaugural RIBA International Week (3 – 7 July 2017), which features a series of events hosted by a group of professionals and industry luminaries including Francis Kéré, Amanda Levete, Sir David Chipperfield, Elizabeth Diller, Odile Decq and fast-rising global talent, Ma Yansong, who will gather to debate the positive role architects can play in the future design of our cities.
Entries for the RIBA International Prize close on 17 October 2017. To enter or find out more, visit click here