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, said the 2012 RIBA Lubetkin Prize shortlist has four highly experienced architecture practices offering sophisticated yet fun responses to complex sites. She added that these cutting-edge buildings show the leading role that architects play in creating low-energy living and working spaces, even in extreme environmental conditions.