Among The World’s Best New Buildings

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has revealed the buildings, including two from SA, that are in the running for the prestigious architecture award, the RIBA International Prize.

The biennial award celebrates the world’s best new buildings completed in the past two years that exemplify “design excellence, architectural ambition and delivering meaningful social impact”.

The 2018 International List features 62 projects from around the world, more than double the number selected for the inaugural prize in 2016. It includes the “Empower Shack” in Khayelitsha, by Urban Think Tank in collaboration with ETH Zurich and NGO Ikhayalami, and the iconic Zeitz MOCAA, designed by Heatherwick Studio.

“The RIBA International List 2018 shines a light on and most impressive architectural talent,” said RIBA President, Ben Derbyshire. “Most importantly, this significant selection of 62 projects illustrates the meaningful impact and transformative quality that well-designed buildings can have on communities, wherever they are in the world.”

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