RIBA celebrates the winners of the 2018 International Excellence Awards
Innovation and architectural excellence know no geographical bounds, as proven by the worthy winners of the 2018 RIBA Awards for International Excellence, which have been unveiled today. Spanning 16 countries, the 20 selected projects vary wildly in scale and typology, covering four continents and anything from private houses to large education and commercial complexes, underlining that good architecture can come in any shape and size.
Chosen from the longlist of RIBA’s annual international prize, the winners of this category this year include, among others: a metro station in Budapest by a consortium including Budapesti Építőművészet Műhely, Gelesz és Lenzsér, Puhl és Dajka, sporaarchitects, and VPI Studio; a private art museum in the Netherlands by Kraaijvanger Architects; a residential tower featuring lush vertical gardens in Milan by Boeri Studio; a cultural centre in Greece by Renzo Piano; and a mosque in Turkey by Emre Arolat.
Together with this award, the RIBA also announced today the gong for the RIBA International Emerging Architect 2018. The honour went to Gustavo Utrabo and Pedro Duschenes of Brazilian architecture firm Aleph Zero, the firm behind the Children’s Village in Formoso do Araguaia, Brazil (designed with Rosenbaum). Also part of the RIBA Awards for International Excellence winning list, this project stands out for its design flair, in a scheme that provides boarding accommodation for 540 senior school children, aiming to improve their quality of education.
While celebrating the winning architects’ achievements, the publication of these two prestigious awards also means one more thing; we are one step closer to the big reveal of the RIBA International Prize 2018, which will be announced in November.