RIBA announces 2021 International Prize shortlist


The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the shortlist for this year’s International Prize.

First established in 2016, the bi-annual award goes to the best new buildings that demonstrate both a uniqueness in design and an ability to make an impact socially. 

“These projects are united by human experience at their heart,” RIBA’s new president Simon Alford said in a statement. “Collectively they demonstrate sensitivity to their surroundings and local cultures, inclusive design, and sustainable solutions, and set a high bar for architectural excellence around the world.”

RIBA’s jury was selective this year, including only three projects from the 16-member-long list that will each vie for the top spot as judged by the 2021 jury chair, multidisciplinary French architect Odile Decq. Es Devlin and Jeanne Gang are also serving as jurors. This year’s projects hail from Germany, Denmark, and Bangladesh, respectively. The winner will be announced alongside RIBA’s Internat…

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