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
Architect: Moriyama and Teshima/Griffiths Rankin Cook
Client: Canadian War Museum
Photographer: Harry Foster/Tom Arban
Architect: Behnisch Architekten with Architects Alliance
Client: Univeristy of Toronto
Photographer: David Cook