RIBA unveil “significant and influential” international award list

RIBA_The 30 selected buildings

Star names including Lord Norman Foster, Shigeru Ban, Dqavid Chipperfield, Bjarke Ingels and the late Zaha Hadid are among the architects whose buildings are included on the 30-strong longlist for the inaugural Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) International Prize.

The designs are competing to be named the “most significant and inspirational building of the year” and the award is open to buildings of any type, size and budget by any qualified architect in any country if they have been completed during the past three years.

They include private homes, cultural institutions, offices, hotels, civic and public, and places of worship.

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Regional projects recognised are the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, Doha, Qatar, by Mangera Yvars Architects and the Sancaklar Mosque near Istanbul, designed by Turkish firm Emre Arolat Architects with cast concrete walls is among the religious buildings in contention.

Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, Doha, Qatar, by Mangera Yvars Architects

Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, Doha, Qatar, by Mangera Yvars Architects

Sancaklar Mosque Büyükçekmece, Istanbul, Turkey, by EAAEmre Arolat Archi...

Sancaklar Mosque Büyükçekmece, Istanbul, Turkey, by EAAEmre Arolat Archi…

Chipperfield has three buildings on the list: an office building in Hangzhou, China, which features an all-copper facade; the Museuo Jumex in Mexico – a gallery that is home to the largest private art collection in Latin America; and the concrete and glass Saint Louis Art Museum extension in America, designed in collaboration with HOK.

Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico, by David Chipperfield Architects and T...

Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico, by David Chipperfield Architects

Hadid has two projects on the list – the Jockey Club Innovation Tower, which is Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s design school, and the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Heydar Aliyev Centre Baku, Azerbaijan, by Zaha Hadid Architects and DiA ...

Heydar Aliyev Centre Baku, Azerbaijan, by Zaha Hadid Architects

Other longlisted projects include a housing project in in New York by Danish architect Ingels’ firm BIG, and the Parkroyal on Pickering hotel in Singapore by local studio WOHA, which features balconies covered in tropical plants and surfaces based on rock formations.

The Sancaklar Mosque near Istanbul, designed by Turkish firm Emre Arolat Architects with cast concrete walls is among the religious buildings on the list.

The monumental Ring of Remembrance, a 328-metre oval-shaped loop designed by Parisian architect Philippe Prost to be “the colour of war”, which marks the site of one of the world’s largest French military cemeteries and was built to commemorate the centenary of the first world war, is also included.

The Ring of Remembrance, International WWI Memorial of Notre-Dame-de-Lor...

The Ring of Remembrance, International WWI Memorial of Notre-Dame-de-Lorette

The longlist will be narrowed down to 20 in a further round of judging, and each will receive an award for International Excellence. A final shortlist of six for the International Prize will then be chosen this autumn.

The grand jury, chaired by British architect Richard Rogers, will visit all of the shortlisted buildings before selecting an overall winner in December 2016.

“The winning building will demonstrate visionary, innovative thinking and excellence of execution, whilst making a distinct contribution to its users and to its physical context,” said RIBA.

The list in full

  1. Angdong Hospital, Baojing County, China, by Rural Urban Framework
  2. Arquipelago Contemporary Arts Centre, Ribeira Grande, The Azores, by Menos é Mais Arquitectos Associados and João Mendes Ribeiro Arquitecto
  3. Buenos Aires Ciudad Casa de Gobierno, Buenos Aires, Argentina, by Foster + Partners, Berdichevsky Cherny Arquitectos and StudioMinond
  4. Culture House Rozet Arnham Netherlands by Neutelings Riedijk Architects
  5. DLR Lexicon Dún Laoghaire Co, Dublin, Ireland, by Carr Cotter Naessens
  6. Europaallee Baufeld E, Zurich, Switzerland, by Caruso St John Architects and Bosshard Vaquer Architekten
  7. European Hansemuseum Lübeck, Germany, by Studio Andreas Heller Architects & Designers
  8. Farming Kindergarten, Bien Hoa City, Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects
  9. Fine Arts Museum of Asturias, Oviedo, Spain by Mangado y Asociados
  10. Fulton Center, New York, USA by Grimshaw, HDR and Page Ayres Cowley Architects
  11. Heydar Aliyev Centre Baku, Azerbaijan, by Zaha Hadid Architects and DiA Holding
  12. Invisible House, Hampton, Austyralia by Peter Stutchbury Architects
  13. Jockey Club Innovation Tower, Hung Hom, Hong Kong by Zaha Hadid Architects
  14. Musea Jumes,, Mexico City, Mexico by David Chipperfield Archiects and IAAU
  15. Office Building Moganshan Road, Hangshou, China by David Chipperfield Architects
  16. Oita Prefecture Art Museum, Oita, Japan, by Shigeru Ban Architects
  17. Park Royal on Pickering, Singapore, by WOHA Architcets
  18. Public Library of Constitucion, Constitucion, Chile, by Sebastian Irarrazaval Arquitectos
  19. Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, Doha, Qatar, by Mangera Yvars Architects
  20. Rundeskogen Stravanger, Norway, by dRMM Architects and Helen and Hard Architects
  21. Saint Louis Art Museum, St Louis, USA, by David Chipperfield Architects and HOK
  22. Saint Trinitatis Catholic Church, Leipzig, Germany, by Schulz und Schulz
  23. Sancaklar Mosque Istanbul, Turkey by EAAEmre Arolat Architecture
  24. Sky Terrace, Singapore, by SCDA Architects
  25. St Angela’s College, Cork, Ireland, by O’Donnell + Tuomey
  26. Storman Concert Hall, Theatre and Public Library, Bodo, Norway by DRDH Architects
  27. The Ring of Remembrance, Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, France By Agence d’Architecture Philippe Prost
  28. Tula House Heriot Bay, Quadra Island, Canada by Patkan Architects
  29. UTEC Universidad de Ingenieria y Tecnologia, Peru, by Lima Grafton Architects and Shell Arquitectos
  30. VIA at West 57th, New York, USA, Bjarke Ingels Group and SLCE Architects

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