The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has added two new projects to its shortlist for the 2021 International Prize, a prestigious biennial award that celebrates the world’s best new projects that “champion buildings that change the world and positively impact the community around them". The jury has previously selected two buildings, and will complete the full list of 16 projects from 11 countries in the upcoming weeks. The winning project will be announced on Thursday 2nd December.
The two new projects are:
The Slot House (London) by Sandy Rendel Architects
with Sally Rendel
The Slot House demonstrates how architects can take advantage of small slots, corners, and backland sites of dense areas to generate functional and inhabitable buildings. The architects fully analyzed and took into account structure, waste, supply pipes, staircases, and cabinetry, creating a well-designed 64 m² home in the tightest of sites.
House for Theo and Oskar (Surrey) by Tigg + Coll Architects
The project's clients Theo and Oskar suffer from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The challenge was to refirbish a small family cottage into a space that would cater to the children’s developing needs, and take into account their reducing mobility and interaction with their environment.
The winning project will be chosen by a jury chaired by world-renowned multidisciplinary French architect and urban planner, Odile Decq. The jury members are: Es Devlin OBE, British artist and designer, Jeanne Gang, American architect and founder of Studio Gang, Rossana Hu, architect and founding Partner of Neri&Hu, Gustavo Utrabo, winner of the 2018 RIBA International Prize and Emerging Architect Prize.