Invisible House by Peter Stutchbury Architecture is among 30 projects in the running to win the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) first global architecture award, The RIBA International Prize.

From hundreds of entries, RIBA has announced a selection of 30 buildings based in 20 countries to be visited this summer in contention for the award.

Among the list is the Jockey Club Innovation Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects in Hong Kong, Parkroyal on Pickering by WOHA Architects in Singapore and Invisible House in NSW’s Blue Mountains by Peter Stutchbury Architecture, which is the only Australian project in contention.  

Each of the 30 buildings will be visited this summer by the RIBA Awards committee. This number will be whittled down to 20, after which six finalists will be chosen and visited by the Grand Jury this autumn. The winner of the first RIBA International Prize will be announced in December 2016.

The RIBA international Prize will be judged by a Grand Jury, chaired by Richard Rogers and will include Billie Tsien, founding partner of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners based in New York City, Kunlé Adeyemi, founder and principal of NLÉ, Marilyn Jordan Taylor FAIA, the dean of architecture at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Fine Arts and Philip Gumuchdjian, founder of Gumuchdjian Architects and Chair of RIBA Awards.

The full list of buildings:

Angdong Hospital Baojing, China by Rural Urban Framework. Image: RUF


Arquipelago Contemporary Arts Centre, Ribeira Grande, The Azores by Menos é Mais, Arquitectos Associados João Mendes Ribeiro Arquitecto, Lda. Photography by José Campos


Buenos Aires Ciudad Casa de Gobierno, Buenos Aires, Argentina by Foster + Partners, Berdichevsky Cherny, Arquitectos & StudioMinond UPE DG MDU GCBA  Image: Forster + Partners 


Culture House Rozet, Arnhem, Netherlands by Neutelings Riedijk Architects. Photography by Scagliola, Brakkee


DLR Lexicon, Dún Laoghaire Co, Dublin, Ireland by Carr Cotter Naessens. Photography by Dennis Gilbert


Europaallee Baufeld E, Zurich, Switzerland by Caruso St John Architects Bosshard Vaquer Architekten. Image: Caruso St John Architects


European Hansemuseum, Lübeck, Germany by Studio Andreas Heller Architects & Designers. Image Courtesy of RIBA


Farming Kindergarten, Bien Hoa City, Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Image Courtesy of RIBA


Fine Arts Museum of Asturias, Oviedo, Spain by Francisco Mangado Mangado y Asociados. Image Courtesy of RIBA


Fulton Center New York, USA by Grimshaw, HDR, Page Ayres Cowley Architects. Image Courtesy of RIBA


Heydar Aliyev Centre Baku, Azerbaijan by Zaha Hadid Architects, DiA Holding. Image Courtesy of RIBA


Invisible House, Hampton, Australia by Peter Stutchbury Architecture

Jockey Club Innovation Tower, Hung Hom, Hong Kong by Zaha Hadid Architects. Image Courtesy of RIBA


Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico by David Chipperfield Architects Taller Abierto de Arquitectura y Urbanismo (TAAU). Photography by Simon Menges


Office Building Moganshan Road, Hangshou, China by David Chipperfield Architects. Photography by Simon Menges


Oita Prefecture Art Museum, Oita, Japan by Shigeru Ban Architects. Photography by Hiroyuki Hirai


Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore by WOHA Architects.  Photography by Patrick Bingham-Hall


Public Library of Constitucion, Chile by Sebastian Irarrazaval Arquitectos. Photography by Felipe Diaz


Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, Doha, Qatar by Mangera Yvars Architects. Image Courtesy of RIBA


Rundeskogen, Stravanger, Norway by DRMM Architects / Helen and Hard Architects. Photography by Alex de Rijke


Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, USA by David Chipperfield Architects HOK. Photography by Simon Menges


Saint Trinitatis Catholic Church, Leipzig, Germany by Schulz und Schulz. Photography by Simon Menges


Sancaklar Mosque, Büyükçekmece/Istanbul, Turkey by EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture.Photography by Cemal Emden


Sky Terrace, Soo Khian Chan, Singapore by SCDA Architects. Photography by Aaron Pocock


St Angela's College Cork, Ireland by O'Donnell + Tuomey. Photography by Alice Clancy


Stormen Concert Hall, Theatre and Public Library, Bodø, Norway by DRDH Architects. Photography by David Grandorge


The Ring of Remembrance, International WWI Memorial of Notre Damede Lorette, France by Agence d’architecture Philippe Prost. Photography by Aitor Ortiz


Tula House, Heriot Bay, Quadra Island, Canada Patkau Architects. Photography by James Dow


UTEC Universidad de Ingenieria y Tecnologia, Peru, by Grafton Architects Shell Arquitectos. Photography by Iwan Baan


VIA at West 57th New York, USA by BIG Bjarke Ingels Group SLCE Architects. Photography by Nic Lehoux