RIBA Awards: winners of the 2012 awards for architectural excellence announced

by Cecilia Di Marzo
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27/06/2012 - The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the twelve buildings which will receive
RIBA International Awards for architectural excellence on Thursday 21 June 2012. From Foster + Partners’ high-density urban
development Troika in Kuala Lumpur to the world’s tallest building designed by a British architect, the Guangzhou Finance Centre
by Wilkinson Eyre, the awards recognise some of the world’s most imaginative, dramatic and green buildings.


The RIBA International Awards are presented to architecture practices based outside the UK building anywhere outside the UK;
or for practices based in Britain and working outside the EU. All winners are eligible for the RIBA Lubetkin Prize awarded to the best
international building by an RIBA member.

The winner of the RIBA Lubetkin Prize will be announced later in the year.

The full list of twelve RIBA International Award winners is:
- Clayton Campus – Monash University, Melbourne, Australia - VN Architecture
- Balsillie School of International Affairs, CIGI Campus, Canada - Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects
- Guangzhou International Finance Centre, Guangzhou, China - Wilkinson Eyre Architects
- Innhouse hotel, Kunming, China - Integer Intelligent and Green
- Yotsuya Tenera, Tokyo, Japan - Key Operation Inc / Architects
- One KL, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - SCDA Architects
- The Troika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Foster + Partners
- Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki – Toi o Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand FJMT + Archimedia - architects in association
- Solaris Fusionopolis 2B, One North, Singapore - TR Hamzah and Yeang
- Urban housing and crèche, Geneva, Switzerland - Sergison Bates Architects with Jean-Paul Jaccaud Architectes
- Frick Chemistry Laboratory, Princeton University, USA - Hopkins Architects
- Sperone Westwater, Bowery, New York City - Foster + Partners

Nine RIBA Awards were for buildings in the EU
- Bilbao Arena and Sports center, Spain - ACXT
- The Centre Pompidou-Metz, France - Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines Architectes
- FCN 2009, Italy - Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo
- Haus H27D, Germany - KRAUS SCHÖNBERG architects
- Las Arenas, Spain - Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners
- maison L, France – architecturespossibles
- PJ Carroll's Factory - Scott Tallon Walker Architects
- Solid 11, Netherlands - Tony Fretton Architects
- Wexford County Council Headquarters, Ireland - Robin Lee Architecture with Arthur Gibney and partners

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    CIGI Campus 26

    CIGI Campus

    Waterloo / Canada / 2011

    Luxury Hotel the Crowning Glory for Guangzhou International Finance Center 48

    Luxury Hotel the Crowning Glory for Guangzhou International Finance Center

    Guangzhou / China / 2010

    Innhouse hotel 16

    Innhouse hotel

    Kunming / China / 2011

    Yotsuya Tenera 8

    Yotsuya Tenera

    Tokyo / Japan / 2010

    One KL 7

    One KL

    Kuala Lumpur / Malaysia / 2011

    The Troika 29

    The Troika

    Kuala Lumpur / Malaysia / 2008

    Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki 44

    Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

    Auckland / New Zealand / 2011

    Solaris Fusionopolis 2B 3

    Solaris Fusionopolis 2B

    One North, Singapore / Singapore / 2011

    Urban housing and crèche 3

    Urban housing and crèche

    Geneva / Switzerland / 2011

    Frick Chemistry Laboratory 4

    Frick Chemistry Laboratory

    Princeton, New Jersey / United States / 2010

    Sperone Westwater 35

    Sperone Westwater

    New York / United States / 2010

    Bilbao Arena and Sports center 20

    Bilbao Arena and Sports center

    Bizkaia / Spain / 2010

    Centre Pompidou-Metz 81

    Centre Pompidou-Metz

    Metz / France / 2010

    Haus H27D 11

    Haus H27D

    Costanza / Germany / 2011

    Las Arenas 27

    Las Arenas

    Barcelona / Spain / 2011