20 buildings awarded RIBA International Awards for Excellence 2018

The 2018 RIBA Awards for International Excellence have been awarded to 20 exceptional new buildings in 16 countries, ranging from large urban infrastructure schemes to private homes; cultural destinations to civic spaces; educational buildings to places of worship.

In addition, Gustavo Utrabo and Pedro Duschenes, founders of Brazilian firm Aleph Zero, are the recipients of the RIBA International Emerging Architect 2018 for their project, the Children’s Village in Formoso do Araguaia, Brazil, designed with Rosenbaum. The Children’s Village provides boarding accommodation for 540 senior school children at the Canuanã School.

The 20 winning projects announced today form the longlist for the RIBA International Prize 2018. The shortlist of four buildings will be announced in September 2018 and the winner will be awarded in November 2018 to the most significant and inspirational building of the year. The winning project will exemplify design excellence, architectural ambition and deliver meaningful social impact. The RIBA International Prize is open to any qualified architect in the world.


The Ancient Church of Vilanova de la Barca
by AleaOlea architecture & landscape
© Adrià Goula


Audain Art Museum
by Patkau Architects
© James Dow


BBVA Bancomer Tower
by LegoRogers (Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Legorreta + Legorreta)
© Lourdes Legorreta


Buendner Kunstmuseum Chur
by Barozzi Veiga
© Simon Menges


Captain Kelly’s Cottage
by John Wardle Architects
© Trevor Mein


Central European University – Phase 1
by O’Donnell + Tuomey
© Tamás Bujnovszky


Children Village
by Rosenbaum + Aleph Zero
© Leonardo Finotti


Lanka Learning Center
by feat.collective
© Lichtbildarena Barbara Vetter & Vincent Heiland


M4 Metro Line Budapest
by FŐMTERV-PALATIUM-UVATERV – Consortium with Palatium Studio, Budapesti Építőművészet Műhely, Gelesz és Lenzsér, Puhl és Dajka, sporaarchitects, VPI Studio
© Tamás Bujnovszky


Mount Herzl Memorial Hall
by Kimmel Eshkolot Architects in collaboration with Kalush Chechick Architects
© Amit Geron


Musee d’arts de Nantes
by Stanton Williams
© Nick Hufton


Museum Voorlinden
by Kraaijvanger Architects
© Christian Richters


Sancaklar Mosque
by Emre Arolat Architecture
© Cemal Emden


Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
by Renzo Piano Building Workshop & Betaplan
© Michel Denancé


Studio Dwelling at Rajagiriya
by Palinda Kannangara Architects
© Sebastian Posingis


Tatsumi Apartment House
by Hiroyuki Ito Architects
© Makoto Yhoshida


Toho Gakuen School of Music
© Harunori Noda


University of Amsterdam
by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
© Tim Soar


Vertical Forest
by Boeri Studio (Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca, Giovanni La Varra)
© Giovanni Nardi


Xiao Jing Wan University
by Foster + Partners
© Nigel Young