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RIBA launches international prize for young talent

Artist's Studio, Girona, by Josep Camps & Olga Felip Arquiteturia
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The RIBA has launched a new global prize for emerging practices

The institute’s International Emerging Architect Prize will be awarded to a building designed by a practice whose oldest founding director is under the age of 40.

The new prize follows hotly on the heels of the launch of the long-awaited international award which replaces the institute’s prestigious Lubetkin Prize, which closes for entry on 9 February.

The winner of the prize for emerging talent will be chosen from the schemes submitted for the international prize which will be judged by a ‘grand jury’. 

Judges of the inaugural prize include Richard Rogers, Kunlé Adeyemi, director, NLÉ Projects, Philip Gumuchdjian, director of Gumuchdjian Architects, and the dean of architecture at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Fine Arts Marilyn Jordan Taylor.

RIBA president Jane Duncan, said: ‘We are delighted to announce this new award to recognise the contribution of young practitioners to new architecture across the world. This is a perfect complement to the RIBA International Prize and part of RIBA’s ongoing commitment to support and encourage talent in the architectural profession.’

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