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