Built to win

The winners of the RIBA International Awards for Excellence 2024 have been announced.

The 22 winning projects selected by The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as the recipients of the 2024 International Awards for Excellence were announced on 12 June 2024. These are granted to architectural projects across the globe that ‘stretch the boundaries of architecture and standards of excellence’.


Irrespective of style, complexity and size of both scheme and budget, successful projects demonstrate visionary or innovative thinking and excellence of execution. The winners, which represent 14 countries, will now be considered for the RIBA International Prize, a prestigious biannual award for the world's most transformative new building, which will be announced in November 2024.


From private homes and subway stations, to museums and schools, each project is an example of the highest calibre of architectural response to social, cultural and environmental challenges. The jury, comprising more than 20 international design experts, noted key themes illustrated in this year’s architectural projects: climate resilience and connection to nature; creative reinvention and extension of existing architecture; and space for wellness, mindfulness and community through design.


Examples of climate-focused projects include the Bundanon Art Museum and Bridge (Australia) by Kerstin Thompson Architects, in which a bridge housing a creative learning centre sits lightly above a wet gully, resilient to seasonal floods; the Green Field Factory (Bangladesh) by Nakshabid Architects, which establishes a close bond between humans and nature while supporting the ecosystem of the building’s surroundings; and Liknon (Greece) by K-Studio, which celebrates the ancient vineyards and natural landscape by allowing the intervention to embrace the sloping topography.


Morland Mixité Capitale in France, by David Chipperfield Architects Berlin and CALQ, showcased creative reinvention with the transformation of a previously introverted building complex into an open and accessible urban campus. The Shah Muhammad Mohshin Khan Mausoleum in Bangladesh by Sthapotik demonstrated community mindfulness by promoting shared understanding and social harmony among all religions through communal spaces.


Simon Henley, Chair of the RIBA Awards Group, commented: ‘Each of these projects makes an exceptional contribution to its local area and demonstrates a stimulating architectural response to RIBA’s stringent social, environmental and design values. On behalf of the RIBA Awards Group, I am delighted to award and celebrate these exceptional buildings, their architects and clients across the world.’


Explore all the winning projects at https://www.architecture.com/



Star quality


Designer daycare


The school of nature