The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced four international projects shortlisted for this year’s RIBA Lubetkin Prize – an award presented to the “best new international building outside the EU”. Three of the projects are located in South East Asia and one is in the USA. This news follows the announcement of the shortlisted projects competing for the UK’s prestigious Stirling Prize. The winners of both awards will be announced at a special event in Manchester on Saturday, October 13th. Angela Brady, RIBA President, stated: “On the 2012 RIBA Lubetkin Prize shortlist we have four highly experienced architecture practices offering sophisticated yet fun responses to complex sites. These cutting-edge buildings show the leading role that architects play in creating low-energy living and working spaces, even in extreme environmental conditions.” The four projects shortlisted for the 2012 RIBA Lubetkin Prize are:
Guangzhou International Finance Centre, China / Wilkinson Eyre Architects
One KL, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia / SCDA Architects
Solaris, Singapore / TR Hamzah and Yeang and CPG
The jury selecting the shortlist was chaired by RIBA President Angela Brady with architects Deborah Saunt, Cindy Walters, Philip Gumuchdjian and RIBA Head of Awards Tony Chapman. The 2011 RIBA Lubetkin Prize recipient was The Met / WOHA.