RIBA announces contenders for the inaugural Lubetkin Prize

8 June 2006

Press Officer: Lorna Gemmell - 020 7307 3761; [email protected]

The Canadian War Museum in Ottawa by Moriyama and Teshima
Architects/Griffiths Rankin Cook Architects in joint venture; the Red
Location Museum of the People’s Struggle in South Africa by Noero Wolff
Architects; and the Terrence Donnelly Centre in Toronto, by Behnisch
Architekten with architects Alliance are the three contenders for the
Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) inaugural Lubetkin Prize,
supported by The Architectural Review, for the most outstanding work of
architecture outside the UK and the European Union by an RIBA member.

The presentation of the Lubetkin Prize will form the climax of the RIBA
Awards dinner and ceremony, to be held at the London Hilton Hotel on
Friday 23 June 2006, during Architecture Week. At the ceremony, the
winners of the RIBA Awards and the RIBA European Awards, (both eligible
for The RIBA Stirling Prize in association with The Architects’ Journal)
will also be announced.

The full list of RIBA International Award winners, from which the
Lubetkin Prize shortlist has been selected, is:

* 173-176 Perry Street, New York, United States - Richard Meier & Partners
* A Bridge in Maosi Village, China - Department of Architecture, Chinese
University of Hong Kong
* British Council, Lagos, Nigeria - Allies and Morrison
* Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Canada - Moriyama and Teshima Architects
/ Griffiths Rankin Cook Architects in joint venture
* Dulnyouk Publishers, South Korea - Foreign Office Architects
* Kasetlett School, Oslo, Norway - div.A arkitekter as
* Red Location Museum of the People's Struggle, New Brighton, South
Africa - Noero Wolff Architects
* Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research,
Toronto, Canada - by Behnisch Architekten with architects Alliance
* The Wohl Centre, Israel - Studio Daniel Libeskind with architects The
Heder Partnership
* Zurich Airport, Switzerland - Grimshaw

Speaking today, Jack Pringle, RIBA President, said:
"I am delighted that the RIBA in association with The Architectural
Review has created the Lubetkin Prize. Not only will the prize highlight
the significant achievements of our members across the globe, but it
also serves to honour Berthold Lubetkin, who was an RIBA member who made
a major impact on architecture internationally."

Paul Finch, Editor of The Architectural Review added:
"As publishers of the best of world architecture, The Architectural
Review is delighted to be supporting the new RIBA International Awards
and the Lubetkin Prize. These important awards highlight the variety and
quality of the work undertaken by RIBA members in a wide geographical
and cultural context."

The Lubetkin Prize jury will visit all three shortlisted buildings
before selecting the winner. The judges are RIBA President Jack Pringle,
Professor Jeremy Till, Chair of the RIBA Awards Group and Paul Finch,
Editor of The Architectural Review. Berthold Lubetkin’s daughter Sasha
will present the winner of the Lubetkin Prize with a unique cast
concrete plaque, based loosely on her father’s design for the Penguin
Pool at London Zoo. It has been commissioned by the RIBA and designed
and made by the artist Petr Weigl.