above > utec – universidad de ingenieria y tecnologia by grafton architects won the very first riba international prize in 2016. photography: iwan baan
the riba international awards for excellence – 20 stand-out buildings from around the world – comprises the riba international prize – the single best of them all – and the riba international emerging architect prize (a recognition for the shortlist’s young guns). presented every two years, and now on their third edition, the british institute’s awards have been gathering pace. past winners include celebrated, worthy works, such as the children village school complex in brazil by aleph zero and rosenbaum, and utec (universidad de ingeniería y tecnología) in lima, peru by grafton architects.
french architect odile decq will oversee the different judging panels that will select the acclaimed group of honors for 2020. photography: franck juery
above/below > 2018 previous winners, little village — the architects, gustavo utrabo and petro duschenes from aleph zero, designed children village in collaboration with marcelo rosenbaum and adriana benguela from architecture and design studio, rosenbaum. chosen from a shortlist of four exceptional new buildings by a grand jury chaired by renowned architect elizabeth diller (ds+r).
though [ riba ] is a british based institution the organizers wish to clarify, these awards are open to any qualified architect in the world for a building outside of the uk, of any size and type of budget. let the submissions begin.
[ 2020 grand jury ]