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Call for entries to RIBA International Awards 2020

United Kingdom Architecture News - Jul 11, 2019 - 06:12   2687 views

Call for entries to RIBA International Awards 2020

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has opened entries for the third edition of the RIBA International Awards, the prestigious awards for architecture outside of the UK.

The RIBA International Awards celebrate buildings that exemplify design innovation, embrace sustainable technologies and deliver meaningful social impact.

The Grand Jury for the 2020 RIBA International Awards is led by world-renowned multidisciplinary French architect and urban planner, Odile Decq, founder of Studio Odile Decq.  

Entries are opened to the awards to any qualified architect in the world for a building outside of the UK, of any size and type of budget. The RIBA International Prize will be open for entries from 11 July 2019 - 31 October 2019. 

Call for entries to RIBA International Awards 2020

French architect and urban planner, Odile Decq. Image © Franck Juery

"The RIBA International Prize has an incredibly important focus - to discover the best architecture for a better life - and I look forward to travelling the world to find a worthy winner," said Odile Decq, Chair of the Grand Jury.

Odile Decq will be joined by a diverse panel of international and regional experts. The four shortlisted projects for the RIBA International Prize are visited by two expert panels, with the Grand Jury visiting in person before selecting a winner. The winner of the RIBA International Prize will be announced in November 2020.

RIBA International Awards

RIBA International Awards for Excellence are given to 20 buildings worldwide that stretch the boundaries of architecture and standards of excellence.

The RIBA International Prize is awarded to the building considered the most outstanding. The RIBA International Emerging Architect Prize recognises the talent of individuals who have been practicing for up to 10 years and are making a significant contribution to the field of architecture. The prize is awarded to the future pioneers and luminaries of the profession.

Call for entries to RIBA International Awards 2020

Grafton Architects' UTEC (Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología) in Lima, Peru. Image © Iwan Baan

The inaugural RIBA International Prize in 2016 was awarded to Grafton Architects for their university building, UTEC (Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología) in Lima, Peru. 

In 2018, the prize was awarded to Aleph Zero and Rosenbaum, for their inspiring new school complex on the edge of the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil, Children Village.

Call for entries to RIBA International Awards 2020

Aleph Zero and Rosenbaum's Children Village in northern Brazil. Image © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma

The RIBA International Awards are subject to a rigorous judging process by a diverse panel of international and regional experts. The four shortlisted projects for the RIBA International Prize are visited by two expert panels, with the Grand Jury visiting in person before selecting a winner. The winner of the RIBA International Prize will be announced in November 2020.

Architects across the globe who enter will be considered for three esteemed awards:

- RIBA International Awards for Excellence

- RIBA International Prize

- RIBA International Emerging Architect Prize

"The RIBA International Awards highlight the best new buildings from around the world and the widespread contribution that architecture makes to our daily lives. We’re honoured to have such a distinguished expert panel judging this year’s awards and we encourage those eligible to apply for this opportunity for global recognition," said Ben Derbyshire, RIBA President.

The early bird rate is available until the 30th September, 2019. Please send your entries from here or start your entries here

Top image: Grafton Architects' UTEC (Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología) in Lima, Peru. Image © Iwan Baan

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