Last week, the Royal Institute of British Architects (that’s RIBA, the kind folks who own the architecture.com domain) announced the 2012 awards for excellence in architecture. To be eligible for the award, a nominated project must bear the fingerprints of a RIBA-member architect, and although these projects are all outside of Britain they are by RIBA members and are recognized as International award winners. The competition isn’t over for these buildings: the 12 projects have reached a kind of Star Search semifinals. Unlike the 59 Regional RIBA award winners that will go on to compete for the Stirling Prize, the 12 International award winners will now compete for the Lubetkin Prize. My picks are above and you can see all of them here.
Is it time to start a fantasy architecture league?