RIBA International Prize 2016 Shortlist has been announced

The six finalists for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) International Prize 2016 have been announced. The buildings will now be visited by the Grand Jury of the prize before the winner is announced on Thursday 24 November 2016.

1-ARQUIPELAGO – CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER

by Menos é Mais, Arquitectos Associados with João Mendes Ribeiro Arquitecto

Arquipelago

Restoring the site of an 1890s sweet potato distillery, Arquipelago Contemporary Arts Centre expertly combines restoration, reconstruction and new build, drawing on the history of the building and its distinctive black Basalt exterior to create a restrained, industrial character.

2-HEYDAR ALIYEV CENTER

by Zaha Hadid Architects with DiA Holding

HeydarAliyevCenter

Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku offers a vibrant programme of arts, music and performance to audiences in the vaulted spaces and distinctive wave-like form that dominates the eastern aspect of the city.

3-MUSEO JUMEX

by David Chipperfield Architects with Taller Abierto de Arquitectura y Urbanismo

MuseoJumex

A structure that celebrates the industrial heritage of its site context in Mexico City, David Chipperfield Architects’ Museo Jumex is home to the largest private collection of Latin American contemporary art in the world.

4-RING OF REMEMBRANCE, INTERNATIONAL WWI

by Agence d’architecture Philippe Prost

TheRingOfRememberance

The Ring of Remembrance memorial in Notre-Dame-de-Lorette near Arras commemorates the thousands who died in the region during World War I.

5-STORMEN

by DRDH Architects

Stormen

Stormen Concert Hall and Library has created a new community focus for a small town, with two new civic buildings in Bodø, 100km inside the Arctic Circle.

6-UTEC – UNIVERSIDAD DE INGENIERIA Y TECNOLOGIA

by Grafton Architects with Shell Arquitectos

UniversidaddeIngenieriayTecnologia

The UTEC in Lima is a new faculty for a 50 year old engineering university to enable young Peruvians to gain engineering qualifications and to encourage social mobility.

The selection follows a rigorous judging process which saw the RIBA awards committee travel to 30 buildings across five continents before choosing six buildings to be visited again in November. Setting a new global standard for architectural achievement, the prize will be judged by a grand jury of experts chaired by world-renowned architect, Lord Richard Rogers of Riverside.

Projects demonstrate a range of innovative responses to the role of public architecture, providing major new additions to their contexts and communities.

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