RSHP, Fosters, Zaha, Amanda Levete and Thomas Heatherwick among 2018 runners and riders
British practices have played a role in the design of around one quarter of the 62 buildings in the running for RIBA’s 2018 Building of the Year, the longlist for the biennial award has revealed.
RSHP gets two bites at the cherry – with 8 Chifly Square scheme in Sydney and BBVA Bancomer Tower in Mexico City, as does John McAslan & Partners – with its Kericho Cathedral in Kenya and Msheireb Museums in Qatar.
Elsewhere, Foster & Partners’ Xiao Jing Wan University Shenzhen, China; Zaha Hadid Architects’ Salerno Maritime Terminal; AL_A’s MAAT museum in Lisbon; and Heatherwick Studio’s Zeitz Muesum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town also figure on the list.
RIBA said the 2018 longlist entries spanned 28 countries and were exemplars of “design excellence, architectural ambition and delivering meaningful social impact”.
President Ben Derbyshire said the longlist shone a light on the world’s best new buildings and most impressive architectural talent.
“Most importantly, this significant selection of 62 projects illustrates the meaningful impact and transformative quality that well-designed buildings can have on communities, wherever they are in the world,” he said.
The International Prize is run in conjunction with Union Internationale des Architectes. The winner will be picked by a grand jury chaired by Elizabeth Diller, of Diller Scofidio & Renfro, and announced in December next year.
RIBA International Prize 2018 longlist
8 Chifley Square Sydney, Australia Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners with Lippmann Partnership, Arup (Australia)
AP House Urbino Pieve di Cagna, Italy GGA gardini gibertini architects.
Audain Art Museum Whistler, British Columbia, Canada Patkau Architects
Baan Huay Sarn Yaw - Post Disaster School Chiang Rai, Thailand Vin Varavarn Architects
Baitasi House of the Future Beijing, China dot Architects
BBVA Bancomer Tower Mexico City, Mexico Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners with Legorreta + Legorreta
BEYAZIT STATE LIBRARY Istanbul, Turkey TABANLIOGLU ARCHITECTS
Bremer Landesbank Headquarters, Bremen Bremen, Germany Caruso St John Architects
Buendner Kunstmuseum Chur Chur, Switzerland Barozzi Veiga
Cabbage Tree House Bayview, Australia Peter Stutchbury Architecture
Captain Kelly’s Cottage Tasmania, Australia John Wardle Architects
Central European University - Phase 1 Budapest, Hungary O’Donnell + Tuomey with M-Teampannon Kft
Children Village Formoso do Araguaia, Brazil Alephzero with Rosenbaum
City Hall Deventer Deventer, Netherlands Neutelings Riedijk Architecten
Cluny Park Residences Singapore SCDA
Cuernavaca House Mexico City, Mexico Tapia McMahon
Empower Khayelitsha, South Africa Urban-Think Tank, ETHZ
EY Centre Sydney, Australia Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp
Factory In The Forest Penang, Malaysia Design Unit Sdn Bhd with Chin Kuen Cheng Architect
Garden Tower Wabern, Switzerland Buchner Bründler Architekten
GS1 Portugal Lisbon, Portugal PROMONTORIO
Joolz Amsterdam, Netherlands Space Encounters Office for Architecture
Kannikegaarden Ribe, Denmark Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S
Kericho Cathedral Kericho, Kenya John McAslan + Partners, with Triad Architects
King Fahad National Library Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Gerber Architekten
Kunstmuseum Basel Basel, Switzerland Christ & Gantenbein
Lanka Learning Center Eastern Province, Sri Lanka feat.collective
M4 Metro Line Budapest Budapest, Hungary Palatium Studio Ltd, with Budapesti Építőművészeti Műhely Ltd., Gelesz és Lenzsér Építészeti Ltd., Puhl és Dajka Építész Iroda Ltd., sporaarchitects Ltd., VPI Építész Studio Ltd., Palatium M4 Projekt Ltd.
MAAT Lisbon, Portugal AL_A
Maersk Tower, extension of the Panum complex at the University of Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark C.F. Møller Architects
Mount Herzl Memorial Hall Jerusalem, Israel Kimmel Eshkolot Architects In collaboration with Kalush Chechick architects
Msheireb Museums Doha, Qatar John McAslan + Partners
Mulan Weichang Visitor Centre Weichang, China HDD
Musee d’arts de Nantes Nantes, France Stanton Williams
Museum Voorlinden Wassenaar, The Netherlands Kraaijvanger Architects
National Design Centre Singapore SCDA
Oasia Hotel Downtown Singapore WOHA Architects Pte. Ltd.
Post-earthquake reconstruction demonstration project of Guangming Village Zhaotong City, China One University One Village Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Queen Elisabeth Hall Antwerp, Belgium SimpsonHaugh, with Bureau Bouwtechniek
ROGIC-ROKI Global Innovation Centre Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan Tetsuo Kobori Architects
Salerno Maritime Terminal Salerno, Italy Zaha Hadid Architects with Local Executive Architect: Interplan Seconda
Sancaklar Mosque Istanbul, Turkey EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture
Sayama Forest Chapel Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP
Social Housing in Bairro Padre Cruz, Lisbon Lisbon, Portugal Orange - Arquitectura e Gestão de Projecto, Lda with bruno silvestre Architecture, D Sul
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center Athens, Greece Renzo Piano Building Worskhop with BETAPLAN
Structures of Landscape Fishtail, Montana, United States of America ENSAMBLE STUDIO
Studio Dwelling at Rajagiriya Colombo, Sri Lanka Palinda Kannangara Architects
Suzhou Chapel Suzhou, China Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
Tatsumi Apartment House Tokyo, Japan Hiroyuki Ito Architects
The Ancient Church of Vilanova de la Barca Vilanova de la Barca, Spain AleaOlea architecture&landscape
The Palestinian Museum Birzeit, Palestine heneghan peng architects with Arabtech Jardaneh
THREE METRO STATIONS IN BARCELONA L9 Barcelona, Spain GARCÉS-DE SETA-BONET, ARQUITECTES with TEC 4 INGENIEROS CONSULTORES
Tirpitz Blåvand, Denmark BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group
TOHO GAKUEN SCHOOL OF MUSIC Tokyo, Japan NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD
TOLSA 61 Mexico City, Mexico MOCAA ARQUITECTOS
University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Vertical forest Milan, Italy Boeri Studio (Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca, Giovanni La Varra) with Studio Emanuela Borio and Laura Gatti
Wadden Sea Centre Ribe, Denmark Dorte Mandrup A/S
Welcome Centre and office building, Shanghai Shanghai, China Sergison Bates architects
Xiao Jing Wan University Shenzhen, China Foster + Partners with GDI
YKK80 Building Tokyo, Japan Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
Zeitz MOCAA Cape Town, South Africa Heatherwick Studio, with Van Der Merwe Miszewski Architects (VDMAA), Rick Brown Associates, Jacobs Parker