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    Australian projects among RIBA International Prize longlist

    Nicholas Rider

    Four Australian projects have been shortlisted for the second iteration of the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) International Prize.

    Appearing in a longlist of 62 projects, the Australian representatives will compete against projects from countries such as Italy, Canada, China, Mexico, Turkey, Germany and Brazil. 

    Open to architects worldwide, the biennial prize was established in 2016 to award “the most transformative building which demonstrates visionary, innovative thinking, excellence of execution, and makes a distinct contribution to its users and physical context”.

    The four shortlisted Australian projects include 8 Chifley Square by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners with Lippmann Partnership, Cabbage Tree House by Peter Stutchbury Architecture, Captain Kelly’s Cottage by John Wardle Architects, and EY Centre by FJMT.

    Last year, the inaugural International Prize was awarded to Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología in Lima, Peru. This vertical university campus was designed by Dublin-based firm, Grafton Architects, and features reinforced concrete structural plates, which accommodates different environments such as classrooms, laboratories, offices and gardens.

    Invisible House by Peter Stutchbury Architecture was the only Australian project to be included by RIBA on an extended shortlist in 2016, but didn’t quite make the cut as one of the six finalists.

    The 2018 winner will be announced next November.

    View the Australian shortlisted projects below:

    8 Chifley Square by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners with Lippmann Partnership
    8-Chifley-Square-by-Rogers-Stirk-Harbour-Partners.jpgImage: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners 

    Cabbage Tree House by Peter Stutchbury Architecture
    Cabbage-Tree-House-by-Peter-Stutchbury-Architecture.jpg
    Image: Peter Stutchbury Architecture

    Captain Kelly’s Cottage by John Wardle Architects
    Captain-Kelly-s-Cottage-by-John-Wardle-Architects.jpgPhotography by Trevor Mein 

    EY Centre by FJMT 
    EY-Centre-by-FJMT.jpgPhotography by Brett Boardman 

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