WOHA’s Bangkok Met scoops Lubetkin Prize 2011
The Met in Bangkok, Thailand by WOHA has landed this year’s Lubetkin Prize awarded for the best international building outside the EU
RIBA President Angela Brady said: ‘This year’s shortlist for the RIBA Lubetkin Prize was of an exceptionally high standard, really representing some of most innovative and unique pieces of architecture of the decade.
‘WOHA’s The Met Building is a highly deserving winner; the building combines beautiful design with sustainable credentials, creating a high specification residential complex and an intelligent alternative to the sleek, air-conditioned box in a tropical environment. Congratulations to WOHA for their creation of a delightful and unique building.’
Now in its fifth year, the Lubetkin Prize recognizes the best international building of the year outside the EU. The winner receives a cast concrete plaque of Berthold Lubetkin’s iconic Penguin Pool at London Zoo.