RIBA announces International Prize shortlist

The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the three architecture projects in the running for the RIBA International Prize 2021, the prestigious biannual prize that celebrates architectural excellence around the world.

Three exceptional projects located in Denmark, Bangladesh and Germany have been selected with varying scales and purposes that make an important contribution to the communities and places around them. 

The shortlist for the RIBA International Prize 2021 is:

  •  Friendship Hospital, Satkhira, Bangladesh, by Kashef Chowdhury/URBANA

A remote community hospital set in the fragile watery landscape of the Bengal, built to withstand the ravages of climate change.

Friendship hospital
  • James-Simon-Galerie, Berlin, Germany, by David Chipperfield Architects Berlin

A classically inspired entrance building and visitor centre for the world leading cultural destination and Unesco World Heritage Site, Museum Island.

  • Lille Langebro, Copenhagen, Denmark by WilkinsonEyre and Urban Agency

An elegant and technically innovative new cyclist and pedestrian bridge in the Danish capital. It’s ability to slide open and let ships through revitalises Copenhagen harbour.

Lille Langebro

The winner of the RIBA International Prize and the RIBA International Emerging Architect Prize, which celebrates the future talent of the profession, will be announced in early 2022.

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