8 December 2015
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) launches a major new global award, The RIBA International Prize as a new international standard of architectural achievement.
The annual prize has been established by RIBA to celebrate the global value of architecture and champion buildings that challenge and stretch the boundaries of architectural practice.
Building on 50 years of delivering awards and launched in the year of the 20th anniversary of the RIBA Stirling Prize, the RIBA International Prize will be awarded to a building in any country which exemplifies design excellence, architectural ambition and delivers meaningful social impact.
The 2016 prize will be judged by an expert Grand Jury led by Royal Gold Medal winner, Richard Rogers and assisted by fellow jurors and architects including, Kunlé Adeyemi, founder and principal of NLÉ and Philip Gumuchdjian, founder of Gumuchdjian Architects and an award winning architect.
How it works?
Unlike other architecture prizes, RIBA’s rigorous judging process will involve two jury visits of each of the shortlisted buildings before winners are selected.
Following the first visit 20 RIBA Awards for International Excellence will be awarded and 6 projects will be shortlisted for the RIBA International Prize. These 6 buildings will be visited again by our Grand Jury
The winner of the RIBA International Prize will be announced at a ceremony in London in December 2016. All 6 shortlisted projects will be profiled in a publication by RIBA. Publishing and all winning projects will be featured on RIBA’s website architecture.com which receives over 2 million visits a year.
How to Get Involved?
- Call for entries is now open. To enter or find out more, visit www.architecture.com/Awards2016
- Entries close 9 February 2016
Founded in 1834, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and their members. They provide standards, training, support and recognition for members around the world to reach the peak of their profession. RIBA inspires and rewards excellence through a programme of awards. The RIBA International Prize is the first global award in the organisation’s history open to qualified architects in any country across the world.
- The RIBA International Prize is in association with the UIA (Union Internationale desArchitectes).
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