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Cream of the crop: The 62 buildings in the running to be named world's best

Cream of the crop: The 62 buil...
Mount Herzl Memorial Hall, Jerusalem, Israel, by Kimmel Eshkolot Architects In collaboration with Kalush Chechick architects
Mount Herzl Memorial Hall, Jerusalem, Israel, by Kimmel Eshkolot Architects In collaboration with Kalush Chechick architects
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The Ancient Church of Vilanova de la Barca, Spain, by AleaOlea architecture & landscape
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The Ancient Church of Vilanova de la Barca, Spain, by AleaOlea architecture & landscape
Baan Huay Sarn Yaw - Post Disaster School, Chiang Rai, Thailand, by Vin Varavarn Architects 
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Baan Huay Sarn Yaw - Post Disaster School, Chiang Rai, Thailand, by Vin Varavarn Architects 
Beyazit State Library, Istanbul, Turkey, by TABANLIOGLU ARCHITECTS
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Beyazit State Library, Istanbul, Turkey, by TABANLIOGLU ARCHITECTS
Factory In The Forest_ Penang, Malaysia, by Design Unit Sdn Bhd with Chin Kuen Cheng Architect 
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Factory In The Forest_ Penang, Malaysia, by Design Unit Sdn Bhd with Chin Kuen Cheng Architect 
Joolz, Amsterdam, Netherlands, by Space Encounters Office for Architecture 
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Joolz, Amsterdam, Netherlands, by Space Encounters Office for Architecture 
M4 Metro Line Budapest, Hungary, by Palatium Studio 
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M4 Metro Line Budapest, Hungary, by Palatium Studio 
Musee d'arts de Nantes, France_ Courtesy of Stanton Williams
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Musee d'arts de Nantes, France_ Courtesy of Stanton Williams
Queen Elisabeth Hall, Antwerp, Belgium, by Simpson Haugh, with Bureau Bouwtechniek 
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Queen Elisabeth Hall, Antwerp, Belgium, by Simpson Haugh, with Bureau Bouwtechniek 
Salerno Maritime Terminal, Italy, by Zaha Hadid Architects with Local Executive Architect, Interplan Seconda 
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Salerno Maritime Terminal, Italy, by Zaha Hadid Architects with Local Executive Architect, Interplan Seconda 
Social Housing in Bairro Padre Cruz, Lisbon, by Orange - Arquitectura e Gestão de Projecto, Lda with bruno silvestre Architecture, D Sul 
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Social Housing in Bairro Padre Cruz, Lisbon, by Orange - Arquitectura e Gestão de Projecto, Lda with bruno silvestre Architecture, D Sul 
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Athens, Greece, by of Renzo Piano Building Worskhop with BETAPLAN 
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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Athens, Greece, by of Renzo Piano Building Worskhop with BETAPLAN 
Studio Dwelling at Rajagiriya, Colombo, Sri Lanka, by Palinda Kannangara Architects
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Studio Dwelling at Rajagiriya, Colombo, Sri Lanka, by Palinda Kannangara Architects
YKK80 Building, Tokyo, Japan, by Nikken Sekkei Ltd 
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YKK80 Building, Tokyo, Japan, by Nikken Sekkei Ltd 
8 Chifley Square, Sydney, Australia, by of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners with Lippmann Partnership, Arup (Australia) 
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8 Chifley Square, Sydney, Australia, by of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners with Lippmann Partnership, Arup (Australia) 
Audain Art Museum,Whistler, British Columbia, by Patkau Architects 
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Audain Art Museum,Whistler, British Columbia, by Patkau Architects 
Baitasi House of the Future, Beijing, China, by dot Architects 
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Baitasi House of the Future, Beijing, China, by dot Architects 
Bremer Landesbank Headquarters, Bremen, Germany, by Caruso St John Architects 
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Bremer Landesbank Headquarters, Bremen, Germany, by Caruso St John Architects 
Buendner Kunstmuseum Chur, Switzerland, by Barozzi Veiga
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Buendner Kunstmuseum Chur, Switzerland, by Barozzi Veiga
Cabbage Tree House, Bayview, Australia, by Peter Stutchbury Architecture
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Cabbage Tree House, Bayview, Australia, by Peter Stutchbury Architecture
Captain Kelly's Cottage, Tasmania, by John Wardle Architects 
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Captain Kelly's Cottage, Tasmania, by John Wardle Architects 
Central European University - Phase 1, Budapest, Hungary, by O'Donnell + Tuomey with M-Teampannon Kft
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Central European University - Phase 1, Budapest, Hungary, by O'Donnell + Tuomey with M-Teampannon Kft
Children Village, Formoso do Araguaia, Brazil, by Alephzero with Rosenbaum
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Children Village, Formoso do Araguaia, Brazil, by Alephzero with Rosenbaum
City Hall Deventer, Netherlands, by Neutelings Riedijk Architecten 
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City Hall Deventer, Netherlands, by Neutelings Riedijk Architecten 
Cluny Park Residences, Singapore, by SCDA
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Cluny Park Residences, Singapore, by SCDA
Cuernavaca House, Mexico City, Mexico, by Tapia McMahon 
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Cuernavaca House, Mexico City, Mexico, by Tapia McMahon 
Empower, Khayelitsha, South Africa, by Urban-Think Tank, ETHZ
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Empower, Khayelitsha, South Africa, by Urban-Think Tank, ETHZ
EY Centre, Sydney, Australia, by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp
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EY Centre, Sydney, Australia, by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp
GS1 Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal, by PROMONTORIO
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GS1 Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal, by PROMONTORIO
Kannikegaarden, Ribe, Denmark, by Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A S 
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Kannikegaarden, Ribe, Denmark, by Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A S 
King Fahad National Library, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, by Gerber Architekten
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King Fahad National Library, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, by Gerber Architekten
Lanka Learning Lanka Learning Center, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, by feat.collective
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Lanka Learning Lanka Learning Center, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, by feat.collective
Maersk Tower, extension of the Panum complex at the University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, by C.F. Møller Architects
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Maersk Tower, extension of the Panum complex at the University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, by C.F. Møller Architects
Mount Herzl Memorial Hall, Jerusalem, Israel, by Kimmel Eshkolot Architects In collaboration with Kalush Chechick architects
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Mount Herzl Memorial Hall, Jerusalem, Israel, by Kimmel Eshkolot Architects In collaboration with Kalush Chechick architects
Msheireb Museums, Doha, Qatar, by John McAslan + Partners
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Msheireb Museums, Doha, Qatar, by John McAslan + Partners
National Design Centre, Singapore, by SCDA
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National Design Centre, Singapore, by SCDA
Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore, by WOHA Architects Pte. Ltd
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Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore, by WOHA Architects Pte. Ltd
Post-earthquake reconstruction demonstration project of Guangming Village, China, by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Kunming University of Science and Technology 
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Post-earthquake reconstruction demonstration project of Guangming Village, China, by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Kunming University of Science and Technology 
Sancaklar Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey, by EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture 
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Sancaklar Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey, by EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture 
Sayama Forest Sayama Forest Chapel, Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan, by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP
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Sayama Forest Sayama Forest Chapel, Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan, by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP
Suzhou Chapel, China, by of Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
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Suzhou Chapel, China, by of Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
Tatsumi Apartment House, Tokyo, Japan, by Hiroyuki Ito Architects
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Tatsumi Apartment House, Tokyo, Japan, by Hiroyuki Ito Architects
The Palestinian Museum, Birzeit, Palestine, by heneghan peng architects with Arabtech Jardaneh
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The Palestinian Museum, Birzeit, Palestine, by heneghan peng architects with Arabtech Jardaneh
Three Metro Stations in Barcelona L9, Spain, by GARCÉS-DE SETA-BONET, ARQUITECTES with TEC 4 INGENIEROS CONSULTORES 
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Three Metro Stations in Barcelona L9, Spain, by GARCÉS-DE SETA-BONET, ARQUITECTES with TEC 4 INGENIEROS CONSULTORES 
Tirpitz, Blåvand, Denmark, by BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group
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Tirpitz, Blåvand, Denmark, by BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group
TOHO GAKUEN SCHOOL OF MUSIC, Tokyo, Japan, by NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD
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TOHO GAKUEN SCHOOL OF MUSIC, Tokyo, Japan, by NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD
TOLSA TOLSA 61, Mexico City, Mexico, by MOCAA ARQUITECTOS
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TOLSA TOLSA 61, Mexico City, Mexico, by MOCAA ARQUITECTOS
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, by of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
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University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, by of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Vertical Forest, Milan, Italy, by Boeri Studio (Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca, Giovanni La Varra), with Studio Emanuela Borio and Laura Gatti
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Vertical Forest, Milan, Italy, by Boeri Studio (Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca, Giovanni La Varra), with Studio Emanuela Borio and Laura Gatti
Wadden Sea Centre, Ribe, Denmark, by Dorte Mandrup
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Wadden Sea Centre, Ribe, Denmark, by Dorte Mandrup
Welcome Centre and office building, Shanghai, China, by Sergison Bates architects
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Welcome Centre and office building, Shanghai, China, by Sergison Bates architects
Xiao Jing Wan University, Shenzhen, China, by Foster & Partners with GDI
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Xiao Jing Wan University, Shenzhen, China, by Foster & Partners with GDI
Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa, by Heatherwick Studio, with Van Der Merwe Miszewski Architects (VDMAA), Rick Brown Associates, Jacobs Parker
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Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa, by Heatherwick Studio, with Van Der Merwe Miszewski Architects (VDMAA), Rick Brown Associates, Jacobs Parker
AP House Urbino Pieve di Cagna, Italy – Courtesy of GGA gardini gibertini architects
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AP House Urbino Pieve di Cagna, Italy – Courtesy of GGA gardini gibertini architects
BBVA Bancomer Tower, Mexico City, Mexico, by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners with Legorreta + Legorreta
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BBVA Bancomer Tower, Mexico City, Mexico, by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners with Legorreta + Legorreta
Garden Tower, Wabern, Switzerland, by Buchner Bründler Architekten
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Garden Tower, Wabern, Switzerland, by Buchner Bründler Architekten
Kericho Cathedral, Kericho, Kenya, by John McAslan + Partners, with Triad Architect
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Kericho Cathedral, Kericho, Kenya, by John McAslan + Partners, with Triad Architect
Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland, by Christ & Gantenbein
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Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland, by Christ & Gantenbein
MAAT_Lisbon, Portugal, by AL_A
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MAAT_Lisbon, Portugal, by AL_A
Mulan Weichang Visitor Centre, Weichang, China, by HDD
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Mulan Weichang Visitor Centre, Weichang, China, by HDD
Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, The Netherlands, by Kraaijvanger Architects
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Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, The Netherlands, by Kraaijvanger Architects
ROGIC -ROKI Global Innovation Centre, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan, by Tetsuo Kobori Architects
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ROGIC -ROKI Global Innovation Centre, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan, by Tetsuo Kobori Architects
Structures of Landscape, Fishtail, Montana, United States of America, by ENSAMBLE STUDIO
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Structures of Landscape, Fishtail, Montana, United States of America, by ENSAMBLE STUDIO
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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the finalists for its 2018 International Prize. Including a total of 62 buildings, from starchitect-designed billion-dollar projects, to low-budget social housing and everything in between, it's a great opportunity to take a gander at some top-drawer architecture.

The biennial International Prize is RIBA's newest high-profile architecture award, and its first winner was unveiled last year. There's a while to go until the next winner is picked though, as RIBA won't be revealing the result until December, 2018.

"The RIBA International List 2018 shines a light on the world's best new buildings and most impressive architectural talent," says RIBA President, Ben Derbyshire."Most importantly, this significant selection of 62 projects illustrates the meaningful impact and transformative quality that well-designed buildings can have on communities, wherever they are in the world."

We've included a few standout projects below, but head to the gallery for a look at all of the nominees. Naturally, we'll be back next year with the winner.

Salerno Maritime Terminal - Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects' Salerno Maritime Terminal was the firm's first project to be completed following its founder's death. The imposing building was 16 years in the making, and has an unusual oyster-shaped design constructed primarily from concrete. It includes administration offices, and two terminals.

Salerno Maritime Terminal, Italy, by Zaha Hadid Architects with Local Executive Architect, Interplan Seconda 
Salerno Maritime Terminal, Italy, by Zaha Hadid Architects with Local Executive Architect, Interplan Seconda 

Post Disaster School - Vin Varavarn

The Post Disaster School, by Vin Varavarn Architects, is an earthquake-resistant school on stilts in Chiang Rai, Thailand. The project was conceived following a deadly quake and uses low-cost, local materials to provide a safe space for kids to learn.

Baan Huay Sarn Yaw - Post Disaster School, Chiang Rai, Thailand, by Vin Varavarn Architects 
Baan Huay Sarn Yaw - Post Disaster School, Chiang Rai, Thailand, by Vin Varavarn Architects 

Baitasi House of the Future - Dot Architects

The Baitasi House of the Future, by Dot Architects, is a novel little home in Beijing, China, that has multiple movable furniture modules inside to offer a flexible interior suitable for living and working.

Baitasi House of the Future, Beijing, China, by dot Architects 
Baitasi House of the Future, Beijing, China, by dot Architects 

Source: RIBA

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