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RIBA International Awards

RIBA International Awards 2021

Our global architecture awards champion buildings that change the world. 

We have announced 16 exceptional projects which have been awarded RIBA International Awards for Excellence 2021.

These projects from 11 countries, ranging from large urban masterplans and infrastructure schemes, cultural centres, hospitals and memorials to private residencies, form the longlist for the RIBA International Prize 2021.

RIBA President Alan Jones said: “The 2021 RIBA International Awards for Excellence are presented to an ambitious and diverse range of projects from a wide range of established and upcoming architects’ practices. It is particularly important to be considering excellence in architecture at this time - in this fast-changing world, where governments, clients and society need the skills and insight of architects.

"Our global awards show how well-considered, well-delivered and well-performing architecture has the immense potential to improve lives and communities. We are very pleased to be able to celebrate some of the most innovative, ingenious and impactful architecture in the world – designed by some of the most talented architects of our time.”

The shortlist for the RIBA International Prize 2021 will be announced in September. The winner will be named in November, along with the winner of the RIBA International Emerging Architect Prize. 

Explore the 16 winners of the RIBA International Awards 2021 for Excellence below.

Grand Jury

The RIBA International Prize Grand Jury 2021 will be led by world-renowned multidisciplinary French architect and urban planner, Odile Decq, with:

  • Es Devlin OBE, acclaimed artist and stage designer
  • Jeanne Gang, Founder of Studio Gang, headquartered in Chicago 
  • Rossana Hu, Founding Partner of Shanghai based international architecture firm Neri&Hu
  • Gustavo Utrabo, Winner of the 2018 RIBA International Prize and Emerging Architect Prize
International Prize 2020 jury

Meet the International Prize Grand Jury

Global Media partners

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ArchDaily | Global Partner
Since 2008, the world’s most visited architecture website, ArchDaily serves as main source of architectural knowledge and inspiration for people all around the globe. Publishing up-to-date information on latest architectural projects and solutions, ArchDaily is proud to help build better homes and cities and be a useful tool on the way to a better world. 

Dezeen | Professional Partner
This year we are working with Dezeen, as our professional partner, bringing their critical eye and pioneering editorial voice in the architecture and design community to bear on this prestigious award.

Wallpaper* | Lifestyle Partner
We are pleased to be working again with Wallpaper* as our lifestyle partner, having worked with Wallpaper* in 2016* to host a panel discussion at the Venice Biennale and to explore the intersection between architecture and design - Wallpaper* offer a creative take and personal insight on the human face of the industry and help us to convey the role buildings have to play in everyday life.


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The RIBA International Prize is in association with the Union Internationale des Architectes (UIA) and the India Design Forum, a pioneering initiative to promote innovative design thinking in India. The Prize is also in collaboration with Architects' Council of Europe (ACE), and our counterpart organisations around the globe.

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