RIBA announces the RIBA International List 2018

The​ ​Royal​ ​Institute​ ​of​ ​British​ ​Architects​ ​(RIBA)​ ​has​ ​​announced​ ​the​ ​​RIBA​ ​International​ ​List 2018,​ ​to award​ ​the​ ​world’s​ ​best​ ​new​ ​buildings.​ ​The​ ​list​ ​of​ ​projects​ ​has​ ​been​ ​selected from​ ​entries​ ​to​ ​the​ ​world’s​ ​most​ ​prestigious​ ​award​ ​for​ ​architecture,​ ​the​ ​​2018​ ​RIBA​ ​International​ ​Prize.

From​ ​a​ ​tranquil​ ​chapel​ ​wrapped​ ​within​ ​a​ ​forest​ ​canopy​ ​(​Sayama​ ​Forest​ ​Chapel​,​​ ​​Japan)​ ​to​ ​the​ ​bold re-imagining​ ​of​ ​a​ ​grain​ ​factory​ ​into​ ​a​ ​new​ ​contemporary​ ​art​ ​museum​ ​(​Zeitz​ ​MOCAA​,​​ ​​Africa),​ ​from​ ​a UNESCO​ ​World​ ​Heritage​ ​Site ​(Wadden​ ​Sea​ ​Centre​,​​ ​​Denmark)​ ​to​ ​a​ ​post-earthquake​ ​reconstruction project​ ​(​Guangming​ ​Village​,​​ ​​China),​ ​the​ ​​RIBA​ ​International​ ​List​ ​2018​​ ​features​ ​62​ ​exceptional buildings​ ​from​ ​more​ ​than​ ​28​ ​countries.

Speaking​ ​about​ ​the​ ​RIBA​ ​International​ ​List​ ​2018,​ ​RIBA​ ​President,​ ​Ben​ ​Derbyshire​ ​said: “The ​RIBA International ​List ​2018​ shines a ​light on ​the ​world’s ​best​ new ​buildings and​ most impressive ​ architectural​ talent. Most importantly, this ​significant ​selection of 62 ​projects ​illustrates ​the meaningful impact and transformative ​quality that ​ well-designed ​buildings ​can have ​on ​communities, wherever ​they ​are in ​the world.

The​ ​RIBA​ ​International​ ​Prize​ ​is​ ​a​ ​biennial​ ​award​ ​for​ ​new​ ​buildings that​ ​sets​ ​the​ ​global​ ​standard​ ​for architecture​ ​achievement.​ The​ ​Grand​ ​Jury​ ​led​ ​by​ ​world-renowned​ ​architect,​ ​Elizabeth​ ​Diller​ ​(DS+R)​ ​will​ ​select​ ​the​ ​2018 winner​ ​of​ ​the​ ​RIBA​ ​International​ ​Prize.

The​ ​Royal​ ​Institute​ ​of​ ​British​ ​Architects​ ​(RIBA)​ ​is​ ​a​ ​global​ ​professional​ ​membership​ ​body​ ​that serves​ ​its​ ​members​ ​and​ ​society​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​deliver​ ​better​ ​buildings​ ​and​ ​places,​ ​stronger communities​ ​and​ ​a​ ​sustainable​ ​environment.

The​ ​winner​ ​of​ ​the ​2018 ​RIBA​ ​International​ ​Prize will be​ ​announced​ ​in​ ​December​ ​2018.

Photo: The BBVA Bancomer Tower by LEGORRETA + LEGORRETA and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners in Mexico City. Photography: Dolores Robles Martinez

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