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RIBA International Prize 2018

Children Village by Aleph Zero and Rosenbaum. Photograph © Cristobal Palma / Estudio

RIBA International Prize 2018

Awarded to the most transformative building which demonstrates visionary, innovative thinking, excellence of execution, and makes a distinct contribution to its users and physical context.

Children Village - winner of the RIBA International Prize 2018

Children Village, a new school complex on the edge of the rainforest in northern Brazil designed by Brazilian architects, Aleph Zero and Rosenbaum, has won the RIBA International Prize 2018.

The RIBA International Prize is awarded every two years to a building that exemplifies design excellence and architectural ambition and delivers meaningful social impact. It is one of the world’s most rigorously judged architecture awards, with every longlisted building visited by a group of international experts.

Children Village was chosen from a shortlist of four exceptional new buildings by a grand jury chaired by renowned architect Elizabeth Diller (DS+R).

The RIBA International Prize 2018 Grand Jury

  • Chair: Elizabeth Diller, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
  • Joshua Bolchover, Co-Founding Director of Rural Urban Framework
  • Kazuyo Sejima, Founding Partner of SANAA
  • Gloria Cabral, Partner of Gabinete de Arquitectura
  • Peter Clegg, Senior Partner of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Unfortunately, due to changes in the judging schedule, Wayne McGregor was unable to be on the Grand Jury for the RIBA International Prize 2018.

Media partners

RIBA International Prize media partners

CNN Style | International News Partner
We are delighted to be partnering again with CNN Style for the International Prize. Their truly international reach and broad public audience elevates the promotion of this Prize, the projects chosen and the architects behind them, to audiences all round the 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.

BA High Life | Travel Media Partner
We’re excited to welcome BA High Life as our travel media partner; as a truly global award we look forward to working with this prestigious title to explore the concerns and exciting opportunities which international travel affords the architecture industry - bringing global expertise to address local challenges and enabling architects worldwide to share ideas and make real change to the face of the built environment.


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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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