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The RIBA has announced the 30 buildings selected to be visited by its awards committee this summer under consideration for the inaugural RIBA International Prize. dRMM/Helen & Hard Architects’ residential project, Rundeskogen, in Sandnes, Norway has been included in the selection.
The selection will be streamlined to 20 of the best buildings, after which six finalists will be chosen and visited by the Grand Jury in autumn. The prize will be judged by an expert panel led by world-renowned architect, Richard Rogers.
From hundreds of entries, the 30 buildings selected range in size and budget. Projects range from large urban infrastructure schemes to private residential projects; cultural destinations to civic spaces; academic buildings to places of worship. The RIBA International Prize will be awarded to the most significant and inspirational building of the year. The winning building will demonstrate visionary, innovative thinking and excellence of execution, whilst making a distinct contribution to its users and to its physical context. Unlike any previous RIBA award for architecture, the RIBA International Prize is open to any qualified architect in the world. Read RIBA’s full press release on the selected projects here.
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