Lubetkin Prize

Lubetkin Prize 2006

2006 was the inaugural year of the RIBA Lubetkin Prize, an award given to the architect of the best building outside the EU by an RIBA member.

The prize is named in honour of the Georgia-born architect, who worked in Paris before coming to London in the 1930s to establish the influential Tecton Group. He is best known for the two Highpoints buildings in Highgate, London, and for the Penguin Pool at London Zoo.

The judges for the first RIBA Lubetkin Prize were RIBA President, Jack Pringle, Professor Jeremy Till, chair of the Awards Group, and Paul Finch, editor of media partner The Architectural Review. 

Red Location Museum of the Peoples Struggle in South Africa  by Noero Wolff Architects was the 2006 Lubetkin Prize winner.

The 2006 Lubetkin shortlist:

Red Location Museum of the People's Struggle


Architect: Noero Wolff Architects

Client: Red Location Museum of the People's Struggle

Photographer: David Southwood 


Canadian War Museum


Architect: Moriyama and Teshima/Griffiths Rankin Cook

Client: Canadian War Museum

Photographer: Harry Foster/Tom Arban


Terrence Donnelly Centre


Architect: Behnisch Architekten with Architects Alliance

Client: Univeristy of Toronto

Photographer: David Cook



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