18-11-2016

The finalists shortlisted for the 2016 RIBA International Prize

Zaha Hadid Architects, Grafton Architects, David Chipperfield,

The winner of the RIBA International Prize, awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects to buildings constructed all over the world that help enrich their communities and territories, will be announced on November 24, 2016. The six finalists’ projects have been covered in Floornature and Livegreenblog.



The finalists shortlisted for the 2016 RIBA International Prize

The RIBA International Prize is an award presented by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to buildings constructed all over the world. Following a strict selection process, the six finalists shortlisted among entrants from all continents have been announced. The Grand Jury has visited each of the competing buildings and is due to announce the winner on November 24 2016. Meanwhile, we take a look at six finalists covered in the pages of Floornature and Livegreenblog.
We start with Arquipelago - Contemporary Arts Center by Menos é Mais, Arquitectos Associados with João Mendes Ribeiro Arquitecto, a cultural centre in converted tobacco factory and distillery in São Miguel, the biggest island in the Azores.
The Heydar Aliyev Center is one of the most surprising, incisive projects by Zaha Hadid Architects, a bold landmark in the city of Baku. From the capital of Azerbaijan, we travel around the world to Mexico City to see Museo Jumex by David Chipperfield Architects with Taller Abierto de Arquitectura y Urbanismo.
While in the Americas, we stop byUTEC - Universidad de Ingenieria y Tecnologia by Grafton Architects and Shell Arquitectos in Lima, Peru.
Another bold landmark, “The Ring of Remembrance” is a memorial dedicated to the Great War designed by architect Philippe Prost of AAPP in Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, France. Lastly, we go to Bodø, Norway, where DRDH Architects designed “Stormen” cultural centre, including two buildings: a Concert Hall and a Library.

(Agnese Bifulco)


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