The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the 20 recipients of the RIBA Awards for International Excellence 2018. The winners were selected from a list of 62 buildings in the running for the 2018 International Prize, which will awarded in November to the most significant and inspirational building of the year. The 20 projects are located in 16 countries and include private homes, large infrastructure schemes, cultural buildings, and civic spaces. Honorees include Renzo Piano’s Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens, Kimmel Eshkolot Architects’ Mount Herzl Memorial Hall in Jerusalem, and Stanton Williams’ renovation of the Musée d’arts de Nantes in France.
“These 20 outstanding projects were selected for their architectural ambition, design ingenuity and excellence of execution,” said RIBA President Ben Derbyshire. “Importantly, they demonstrate the significant and far-reaching contribution that architecture makes to our daily lives.”
RIBA also awarded the RIBA International Emerging Architect 2018 prize to Gustavo Utrabo and Pedro Duschenes, founders of Brazilian architecture firm Aleph Zero. Their project, the Children Village in Formoso do Araguaia, is among the remaining contenders for the International Prize. Funded by the Bradesco Foundation—the same charitable organization that transformed an office building in São Paulo into a brand new high school—the Children Village provides boarding to 520 students at a nearby school.
RIBA will announce a shortlist of four finalists for the top prize in September of this year, and the winner will be revealed in November.
Click through the slideshow above to see each of the 20 projects.