The Architecture Centre in Bristol presents an exhibition of winning projects from the Royal Institute of British Architects’ prestigious international awards programme. This exhibition showcases global leaders in architectural design, including the most recent winners in the RIBA’s international award categories from 2013, with 9 RIBA Award Winning buildings from the European Union and 12 RIBA International Award winners.
This presentation of architectural innovation comes a key time for Bristol, which is leading up to its role as European Green Capital in 2015. The show is comprised of original awards panels submitted by architects for consideration, and a range of supplementary supporting material, including films, models and mock ups to contextualise the proposals.
By displaying exceptional examples of work by RIBA members from around the world, the exhibition also sets out to provoke a debate about what ambitions we have to improve the quality of urban architecture. Set against a backdrop of fine public spaces, the world famous 19th century engineering of Brunel, and a handful of 20th century architectural gems like Holden’s Central Library, questions arise, such as, what ambition do we have for world class architecture today?
As part of the Architecture Centre’s on-going campaign to promote better buildings and places for people, the exhibition is concerned with empowering communities, clients, stakeholders and investors to work together to produce the sort of buildings and places that we can expect in a European Green Capital.
World-Class Award Winning Buildings runs from 22 January to 19 April. For more information visit www.architecturecentre.co.uk
1. Galaxy Soho, China, by Zaha Hadid Architects. Credited to Iwan Baan.