The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has opened entries for the third edition of the RIBA International Awards, the prestigious awards for architecture outside of the UK. 

  • The biennial awards are open to any qualified architect in the world for a building outside of the UK, of any size and type of budget.
  • The awards celebrate buildings that exemplify design innovation, embrace sustainable technologies and deliver meaningful social impact. 
  • The Grand Jury will be led by world-renowned multidisciplinary French architect and urban planner, Odile Decq. 

Architects across the globe who enter will be considered for three esteemed awards: 

  • RIBA International Awards for Excellence 
  • The RIBA International Prize
  • The RIBA International Emerging Architect Prize

The inaugural RIBA International Prize in 2016 was awarded to Grafton Architects for their university building, UTEC (Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología) in Lima, Peru. In 2018, the prize was awarded to Aleph Zero and Rosenbaum, for their inspiring new school complex on the edge of the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil, Children Village. 

The RIBA International Awards are subject to a rigorous judging process by a diverse panel of international and regional experts. The four shortlisted projects for the RIBA International Prize are visited by two expert panels, with the Grand Jury visiting in person before selecting a winner. The winner of the RIBA International Prize will be announced in November 2020.

Entries close on 31 October 2019.