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Gallery: The best new buildings from around the world

Gallery: The best new building...
The M4 Metro Line Budapest is one of 20 stunning architecture projects recognized by RIBA's Awards for International Excellence
The M4 Metro Line Budapest is one of 20 stunning architecture projects recognized by RIBA's Awards for International Excellence
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The Audain Art Museum was designed by Patkau Architects
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The Audain Art Museum was designed by Patkau Architects
The Audain Art Museum was commissioned by property developer Michael Audain to house his personal art collection
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The Audain Art Museum was commissioned by property developer Michael Audain to house his personal art collection
The Audain Art Museum is located in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
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The Audain Art Museum is located in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
The Torre BBVA Bancomer was designed by LegoRogers
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The Torre BBVA Bancomer was designed by LegoRogers
The Torre BBVA Bancomer is located in Mexico City, Mexico
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The Torre BBVA Bancomer is located in Mexico City, Mexico
The Torre BBVA Bancomer features a large private sky lobby
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The Torre BBVA Bancomer features a large private sky lobby
The Buendner Kunstmuseum Chur was designed by Barozzi Veiga
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The Buendner Kunstmuseum Chur was designed by Barozzi Veiga
The Buendner Kunstmuseum Chur extends an existing art gallery housed in an 18th century villa
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The Buendner Kunstmuseum Chur extends an existing art gallery housed in an 18th century villa
The Buendner Kunstmuseum Chur is located in Chur, Switzerland
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The Buendner Kunstmuseum Chur is located in Chur, Switzerland
Captain Kelly's Cottage was designed by John Wardle Architects
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Captain Kelly's Cottage was designed by John Wardle Architects
Captain Kelly's Cottage is located in Tasmania, Australia
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Captain Kelly's Cottage is located in Tasmania, Australia
Captain Kelly's Cottage was built in the 1840s for a renowned mariner and needed extensive renovation
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Captain Kelly's Cottage was built in the 1840s for a renowned mariner and needed extensive renovation
Central European University - Phase 1 was designed by O'Donnell + Tuomey
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Central European University - Phase 1 was designed by O'Donnell + Tuomey
Central European University - Phase 1 is located in Budapest, Hungary
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Central European University - Phase 1 is located in Budapest, Hungary
Central European University - Phase 1 is a beautiful building within sight of the Danube. Unfortunately, the Hungarian government plans to close the University in response to a dispute with George Soros and the Open Society Institute that funds it
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Central European University - Phase 1 is a beautiful building within sight of the Danube. Unfortunately, the Hungarian government plans to close the University in response to a dispute with George Soros and the Open Society Institute that funds it
Children Village was designed by Rosenbaum + Aleph Zero, which was also awarded the International Emerging Architect prize
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Children Village was designed by Rosenbaum + Aleph Zero, which was also awarded the International Emerging Architect prize
Children Village provides boarding accommodation for 540 senior school children
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Children Village provides boarding accommodation for 540 senior school children
Children Village is located in Formoso do Araguaia - Tocantins, Brazil
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Children Village is located in Formoso do Araguaia - Tocantins, Brazil
The Lanka Learning Center was designed by feat.collective
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The Lanka Learning Center was designed by feat.collective
The Lanka Learning Center is located in Eastern Province, Sri Lanka
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The Lanka Learning Center is located in Eastern Province, Sri Lanka
The Lanka Learning Center is one of a series of post tsunami/civil war low-cost buildings funded by overseas aid and donations
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The Lanka Learning Center is one of a series of post tsunami/civil war low-cost buildings funded by overseas aid and donations
The M4 Metro Line Budapest was designed by FŐMTERV-PALATIUM-UVATERV - Consortium with Palatium Studio, Budapesti Építőművészet Műhely, Gelesz és Lenzsér, Puhl és Dajka, sporaarchitects, VPI Studio
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The M4 Metro Line Budapest was designed by FŐMTERV-PALATIUM-UVATERV - Consortium with Palatium Studio, Budapesti Építőművészet Műhely, Gelesz és Lenzsér, Puhl és Dajka, sporaarchitects, VPI Studio
The M4 Metro Line Budapest is one of 20 stunning architecture projects recognized by RIBA's Awards for International Excellence
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The M4 Metro Line Budapest is one of 20 stunning architecture projects recognized by RIBA's Awards for International Excellence
Architects Palatium Studio, who won the competition for the M4 Metro Line Budapest, took the unusual decision to share the project with the runners-up plus other designers and artists
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Architects Palatium Studio, who won the competition for the M4 Metro Line Budapest, took the unusual decision to share the project with the runners-up plus other designers and artists
Mount Herzl Memorial Hall is sited at the entrance to Israel’s National Cemetery
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Mount Herzl Memorial Hall is sited at the entrance to Israel’s National Cemetery
Mount Herzl Memorial Hall commemorates every individual who has died in military service since the 1860s
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Mount Herzl Memorial Hall commemorates every individual who has died in military service since the 1860s
Mount Herzl Memorial Hall was designed by Kimmel Eshkolot Architects in collaboration with Kalush Chechick Architects
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Mount Herzl Memorial Hall was designed by Kimmel Eshkolot Architects in collaboration with Kalush Chechick Architects
The Musee d'arts de Nantes was designed by Stanton Williams
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The Musee d'arts de Nantes was designed by Stanton Williams
The Musee d'arts de Nantes project involved the conservation, alteration and major extension of the Fine Arts Museum of Nantes
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The Musee d'arts de Nantes project involved the conservation, alteration and major extension of the Fine Arts Museum of Nantes
The Musee d'arts de Nantes is located in Nantes, France
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The Musee d'arts de Nantes is located in Nantes, France
The Museum Voorlinden was designed by Kraaijvanger Architects
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The Museum Voorlinden was designed by Kraaijvanger Architects
The Museum Voorlinden is a new museum for contemporary art paid for by a Dutch Industrialist and sits within the grounds of an early 20th century Dutch Arts & Crafts country house
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The Museum Voorlinden is a new museum for contemporary art paid for by a Dutch Industrialist and sits within the grounds of an early 20th century Dutch Arts & Crafts country house
The Museum Voorlinden is located in Wassenaar, Netherlands
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The Museum Voorlinden is located in Wassenaar, Netherlands
The Sancaklar Mosque was designed by Emre Arolat Architecture
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The Sancaklar Mosque was designed by Emre Arolat Architecture
The Sancaklar Mosque is a privately funded mosque built on the outskirts of Istanbul
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The Sancaklar Mosque is a privately funded mosque built on the outskirts of Istanbul
The Sancaklar Mosque is a radical reimagining of a mosque with architect and client bravely challenging convention
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The Sancaklar Mosque is a radical reimagining of a mosque with architect and client bravely challenging convention
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center was designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop & Betaplan
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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center was designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop & Betaplan
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center combes the new National Opera House, National Library and park
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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center combes the new National Opera House, National Library and park
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is located in Athens, Greece
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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is located in Athens, Greece
Studio Dwelling at Rajagiriya was designed by Palinda Kannangara Architects
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Studio Dwelling at Rajagiriya was designed by Palinda Kannangara Architects
Studio Dwelling at Rajagiriya is located in Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Studio Dwelling at Rajagiriya is located in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Studio Dwelling at Rajagiriya is studio and dwelling built for an architect
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Studio Dwelling at Rajagiriya is studio and dwelling built for an architect
The Tatsumi Apartment House is designed by Hiroyuki Ito Architects
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The Tatsumi Apartment House is designed by Hiroyuki Ito Architects
The Tatsumi Apartment House is located in Tokyo, Japan
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The Tatsumi Apartment House is located in Tokyo, Japan
The Tatsumi Apartment House is is a 10-storey tower on a very small plot that makes excellent use of the limited space
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The Tatsumi Apartment House is is a 10-storey tower on a very small plot that makes excellent use of the limited space
The Ancient Church of Vilanova de la Barca was designed by AleaOlea architecture & landscape
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The Ancient Church of Vilanova de la Barca was designed by AleaOlea architecture & landscape
The Ancient Church of Vilanova de la Barca is located in Vilanova de la Barca / Lleida, Spain
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The Ancient Church of Vilanova de la Barca is located in Vilanova de la Barca / Lleida, Spain
The Ancient Church of Vilanova de la Barca was left as a roofless ruin after being seriously damaged by bombing in the Spanish Civil War. It has now been repaired and reconstructed as a much valued community hall for social and cultural use
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The Ancient Church of Vilanova de la Barca was left as a roofless ruin after being seriously damaged by bombing in the Spanish Civil War. It has now been repaired and reconstructed as a much valued community hall for social and cultural use
The Toho Gakuen School of Music was designed by Nikken Sekkei
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The Toho Gakuen School of Music was designed by Nikken Sekkei
Nikken Sekkei researched the exact scale and proportions of music practice rooms suitable for each instrument when designing the Toho Gakuen School of Music
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Nikken Sekkei researched the exact scale and proportions of music practice rooms suitable for each instrument when designing the Toho Gakuen School of Music
The Toho Gakuen School of Music is located in Toyko, Japan
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The Toho Gakuen School of Music is located in Toyko, Japan
The University of Amsterdam was designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
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The University of Amsterdam was designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
The University of Amsterdam reinvents existing post-war buildings into a new city campus
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The University of Amsterdam reinvents existing post-war buildings into a new city campus
The Vertical Forest was designed by Boeri Studi
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The Vertical Forest was designed by Boeri Studi
The Vertical Forest is a greenery clad pair of towers in Milan, Italy
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The Vertical Forest is a greenery clad pair of towers in Milan, Italy
The Vertical Forest includes almost 17,000 trees, shrubs and plants
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The Vertical Forest includes almost 17,000 trees, shrubs and plants
Xiao Jing Wan University was designed by Foster + Partners
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Xiao Jing Wan University was designed by Foster + Partners
Xiao Jing Wan University is located in Shenzhen, China
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Xiao Jing Wan University is located in Shenzhen, China
Xiao Jing Wan University is a new campus that's focusesed on natural daylight, landscaping and a pleasant environment
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Xiao Jing Wan University is a new campus that's focusesed on natural daylight, landscaping and a pleasant environment
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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has recognized 20 recently-completed buildings for its Awards for International Excellence. The projects range from luxury homes to a school for disadvantaged children and represent some of the finest new buildings from around the world.

The 20 buildings that make up this year's Awards for International Excellence are drawn from RIBA's previous International Prize. Just one of these will ultimately be named the overall winner in November.

The buildings are situated in a total of 16 countries. Highlights include an amazing-looking Budapest metro line, a school in Brazil where the architects were also awarded the International Emerging Architect prize, and an award-winning pair of towers in Milan that set new standards for greenery-covered buildings.

The Sancaklar Mosque is a privately funded mosque built on the outskirts of Istanbul
The Sancaklar Mosque is a privately funded mosque built on the outskirts of Istanbul

"The RIBA Awards for International Excellence 2018 are a testament to the breadth and quality of architecture being created around the world," says RIBA President Ben Derbyshire. "These 20 outstanding projects were selected for their architectural ambition, design ingenuity and excellence of execution. Importantly, they demonstrate the significant and far-reaching contribution that architecture makes to our daily lives."

Hit the gallery to see each of the projects.

Source: RIBA

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4 comments
Biodomes
To bad most of them are square buildings, a dome or two would have made the list more interesting. A Dome house or a biodome, now that's the architecture of the future!
Nik
Too many glass boxes in that lot.
FabianLamaestra
Wow, most of these are pretty boring.
If this the best that the world has to offer in terms of building design, we're in trouble.
McDesign
Nik - did you even look at the pix?