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RIBA International Awards

Our global architecture awards champion buildings that change the world.

The RIBA International Prize 2021 will be awarded to a building which exemplifies design excellence, architectural ambition and delivers meaningful social impact.

We have announced three exceptional projects on the RIBA International Prize shortlist which have been selected from the RIBA International Awards for Excellence winners.

The RIBA International Awards are awarded every two years and are open to any qualified architect in the world, for a building of any size, type or budget. In 2021, they will be adjudicated by a distinguished Grand Jury led by Odile Decq, world-renowned multidisciplinary French architect and urban planner.

The 2021 winner of the RIBA International Prize and the RIBA International Emerging Architect will be announced in early 2022.

Explore the three shortlisted projects of the RIBA International Prize below.

The Grand Jury

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

  • Es Devlin CBE, 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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