The four projects shortlisted for the RIBA International Prize 2018 – judged by a Jury including Elizabeth Diller and Kazuyo Sejima – combine visionary design with a timely educational and ecological responsiveness.
For example, sustainable residential building Il Bosco Verticale, Milan, by Boeri Studio allows trees and humans to coexist, offering a new housing model for the 21st century. Also looking to ideas of connection is Nikken Sekkei’s Toho Gakuen School of Music, which aims to brings students together through a striking visual approach.
Other shortlisted structures include the Central European University, Budapest, by O’Donnell + Tuomey, a new university campus which combines old buildings and courtyards to create vibrant new spaces. Finally, Aleph Zero + Rosenbaum’s Children Village in Brazil offers education and accommodation to the children of rural farm workers, facilitating tangible change.
The winner will be announced in November 2018. Find out more here.
1. Toho Gakuen School of Music, by Nikken Sekkei.
2. Il Bosco Verticale, Milan, by Boeri Studio.
3. Toho Gakuen School of Music, by Nikken Sekkei.