13 exceptional projects recognised by RIBA
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the thirteen buildings which will receive RIBA International Awards for architectural excellence today. From Foster + Partner’s futuristic Masdar Institute to Zaha Hadid’s curvaceous Guangzhou Opera House, the awards recognise a star-studded cast of imaginative and breathtaking buildings.
This year also sees the dramatic rebuilding and renovation of buildings including the Iron Market in Port au Prince – seen as Haiti’s ‘Eiffel Tower’ and the transformation from empty factory to housing of the Stanislavsky Factory in Moscow, both by John McAslan + Partners.
The RIBA International Awards are presented to architecture practices based outside the UK building anywhere outside the UK; or for practices based in Britain and working outside the EU. All winners are eligible for the RIBA Lubetkin Prize awarded to the best international building by an RIBA member the presentation. The winner of the RIBA Lubetkin prize will be announced on Saturday 1st October at Magna Science and Adventure Centre in Rotherham and broadcast along with the RIBA Stirling Prize as a special edition of BBC TWO’s The Culture Show.
The full list of 13 RIBA International Award winners is:
Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi - Foster + Partners
Brain and Mind Research Unit, Youth Mental Health Building, Australia – BVN
Guangzhou Opera House, China – Zaha Hadid Architects
Iron Market, Haiti – John McAslan + Partners
Alila Villas Uluwatu, Indonesia – WOHA
Stanislavsky Factory, Russia – John McAslan + Partners
School of the Arts, Singapore – WOHA
Galleria Centercity Department Store, South Korea – UNStudio
Laboratory Building, Switzerland – David Chipperfield Architects
Loft Gardens, Turkey – Tabanlioglu
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, USA – Foster + Partners
North College, Rice University, USA – Hopkins Architects
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, USA – Rick Mather Architects