RIBA reveals the 16 winners of the RIBA International Awards for Excellence 2021

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RIBA have announced 16 exceptional projects which have been awarded RIBA International Awards for Excellence 2021.
These projects from 11 countries, ranging from large urban masterplans and infrastructure schemes, cultural centres, hospitals and memorials to private residencies, form the longlist for the RIBA International Prize 2021.


RIBA President Alan Jones said: “The 2021 RIBA International Awards for Excellence are presented to an ambitious and diverse range of projects from a wide range of established and upcoming architects’ practices. It is particularly important to be considering excellence in architecture at this time - in this fast-changing world, where governments, clients and society need the skills and insight of architects.

"Our global awards show how well-considered, well-delivered and well-performing architecture has the immense potential to improve lives and communities. We are very pleased to be able to celebrate some of the most innovative, ingenious and impactful architecture in the world – designed by some of the most talented architects of our time.”


The shortlist for the RIBA International Prize 2021 will be announced in September. The winner will be named in November, along with the winner of the RIBA International Emerging Architect Prize.


Explore the 16 winners of the RIBA International Awards 2021 for Excellence below:



1. ALILA Yangshuo by Vector Architects for Landmark Tourist Investment Company

 story image© Shengliang Su



2. Amorepacific headquarters by David Chipperfield Architects Berlin for Amorepacific Corporation

story image© Andreas Gehrke Noshe



3. Artists' Retreat at Pittugala by Palinda Kannangara Architects for J C Rathnayake

story image© Mahesh Mendis



4. Dongziguan Villagers' Activity Center by gad × line+ for Changkou Town Government in Fuyang District of Hangzhou

story image© Yi Fan



5. Ampliación Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá by El Equipo Mazzanti/Giancarlo Mazzanti for Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogotá

 story image© Alejandro Arango


6. Friendship Hospital, Satkhira by Kashef Chowdhury/URBANA for Friendship NGO

story image© Asif Salman/Courtesy of URBANA


7. James-Simon-Galerie by David Chipperfield Architects Berlin for Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz rep. by Bundesamt für Bauwesen u. Raumordnung

story image© Simon Menges


8. Kohan Ceram Central Office Building by Hooba Design Group for Kohan Ceram

story image© Parham Taghioff



9. Lianzhou Museum of Photography by O-office Architects/Jianxiang He & Ying Jiang for LIANZHOU FOTO Office

story image© Chao Zhang 



10. Lille Langebro by WilkinsonEyre with Urban Agency for Realdania Byg A/S

story image© Rasmus Hjortshøj



11. Modern Art Museum and its Walkways by Atelier Deshaus for Shanghai Eastern Bund Investment (Group) Co. Ltd

story image© TIAN Fangfang



12. Msheireb Downtown Doha Masterplan by Allies and Morrison (+ Arup & AECOM)
for Msheireb Properties, a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation

story image© Allies and Morrison



13. Captain’s House by Vector Architects for Private client

story image© Zhi Xia 


14. Tai Kwun - The Centre for Heritage and Arts by Purcell (Conservation Architect), Herzog & de Meuron (Architect and Masterplanner), Rocco Design Associates Architects Limited (Executive Architect). Client: The Hong Kong Jockey Club

story image© Edmon Leong 



15. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice by MASS Design Group for Equal Justice Initiative

story image© MASS Design Group



16. The Polygon Gallery by Patkau Architects for The Polygon Gallery

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© James Dow





Courtesy of @RIBA






    ALILA Yangshuo 266

    ALILA Yangshuo

    Guilin / China / 2017

    Amorepacific headquarters 90

    Amorepacific headquarters

    Seoul / South Korea / 2018

    Dongziguan Villagers' Activity Center 19

    Dongziguan Villagers' Activity Center

    Hangzhou / 2017

    Ampliación Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá 24

    Ampliación Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá

    Bogotá / Colombia / 2016

    James-Simon-Galerie 106


    Berlin / Germany / 2018

    Lille Langebro 27

    Lille Langebro

    Copenhagen / Denmark

    Captain’s House 97

    Captain’s House

    Fuzhou / China / 2017