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RSHP, AHMM and Stanton Williams among 20 RIBA global award-winners

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Schemes by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP), AHMM and Stanton Williams are among 20 to win RIBA International Excellence 2018 awards 

The schemes were chosen from a longlist of 62 projects from around the world, which were revealed last December. The winners effectively create the mid-list for the institute’s prestigious global gong, the 2018 RIBA International Prize.

However, there was no place on the list for Amanda Levete Architects, John McAslan + Partners, SimpsonHaugh & Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects, Caruso St John, Sergison Bates, Heneghan Peng and Heatherwick Studio.

RSHP bagged its RIBA International Excellence accolade for the BBVA Bancomer Tower in Mexico City - a project delivered in collaboration with Legorreta + Legorreta.

Stanton Williams was rewarded for its work on Musée d’arts de Nantes in France and Allford Hall Monaghan Morris for its University of Amsterdam project.

Speaking about the RIBA Awards for International Excellence 2018, RIBA president Ben Derbyshire, said: ‘[These awards] are a testament to the breadth and quality of architecture being created around the world.

‘These 20 outstanding projects were selected for their architectural ambition, design ingenuity and excellence of execution. Importantly, they demonstrate the significant and far-reaching contribution that architecture makes to our daily lives.’ 

The first RIBA International Prize was awarded in 2016 to Grafton Architects – curator of this year’s International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale – for its university building, UTEC (Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología) in Lima, Peru.

The shortlist for the 2018 RIBA International Prize will be selected from these 20 projects with the eventual winner announced in December 2018.

The Grand Jury will be led by world-renowned architect, Elizabeth Diller of Diller Scofidio and Renfro.

RIBA International Prize 2018 longlist in full

  • Audain Art Museum Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, Patkau Architects
  • BBVA Bancomer Tower Mexico City, Mexico, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners with Legorreta + Legorreta
  • Buendner Kunstmuseum Chur Chur, Switzerland, Barozzi Veiga
  • Captain Kelly’s Cottage Tasmania, Australia, John Wardle Architects
  • Central European University - Phase 1 Budapest, Hungary, O’Donnell + Tuomey with M-Teampannon Kft
  • Children Village Formoso do Araguaia, Brazil, Alephzero with Rosenbaum
  • Lanka Learning Center Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, feat.collective
  • M4 Metro Line Budapest Budapest, Hungary Palatium Studio with Budapesti Építőművészeti Műhely, Gelesz és Lenzsér Építészeti, Puhl és Dajka Építész Iroda, sporaarchitects, VPI Építész Studio, Palatium M4 Projekt.
  • Mount Herzl Memorial Hall Jerusalem, Israel, Kimmel Eshkolot Architects In collaboration with Kalush Chechick architects
  • Musée d’arts de Nantes Nantes, France, Stanton Williams
  • Museum Voorlinden Wassenaar, The Netherlands, Kraaijvanger Architects
  • Sancaklar Mosque Istanbul, Turkey EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center Athens, Greece, Renzo Piano Building Worskhop with Betaplan
  • Studio Dwelling at Rajagiriya Colombo, Sri Lanka, Palinda Kannangara Architects
  • Tatsumi Apartment House Tokyo, Japan, Hiroyuki Ito Architects
  • The Ancient Church of Vilanova de la Barca Vilanova de la Barca, Spain AleaOlea architecture&landscape
  • Toho Gakuen School of Music, Tokyo, Japan, Nikken Sekkei 
  • University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
  • Vertical forest Milan, Italy, Boeri Studio (Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca, Giovanni La Varra) with Studio Emanuela Borio and Laura Gatti
  • Xiao Jing Wan University Shenzhen, China, Foster + Partners with GDI 
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