The RIBA International Awards champion buildings that change the world. This year, 16 exceptional projects were awarded the RIBA International Award for Excellence. In November, the UK will play host to COP26, and to mark the first Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day, RIBA International is taking an in-depth look at five case studies from the RIBA International Awards to discuss the different approaches and solutions to tackling the climate crisis.
Built Environment Day on 11 November aims to create a strong profile for the Built Environment at the COP, address carbon emissions from buildings for the first time and show how the built environment and UK built environment industry can be a key part of the solution.
This event will consider five projects with very different building types located in different continents with individual environmental and economic conditions. The presentations and discussion will show how architects play a leading role, through their creative ability, to produce designs that help tackle global climate change and carbon emissions.
The buildings featured are:
- Alila Yangshuo, China by Vector Architects
- Artists Retreat, Sri Lanka by Palinda Kannangara Architects
- Friendship Hospital, Bangladesh by URBANA
- Lille Langbro, Denmark by Wilkinson Eyre
- Polygon Gallery, Canada by Patkau Architects
This event will take place online. Chaired by Jo Bacon, Chair of RIBA Awards Group and MD of Allies and Morrison, each speaker from the chosen five projects will be giving a brief project presentation followed by an audience Q&A session.