Every other year, the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) selects a number of outstanding projects and buildings from around the globe that are nominated for the world’s most prestigious award in architecture, the RIBA International Prize. The winner of 2018 will be announced this December.

This year, the list includes 62 exceptional buildings from more than 28 countries and of those 62 projects, four are from Denmark – and Hudevad radiators have been installed in three out of those four.

A great variety of projects

The list includes a vast variety of building types, such as a tranquil chapel wrapped within a forest canopy (Sayama Forest Chapel, Japan), and the bold re-imagining of a grain factory into a new contemporary art museum (Zeitz MOCAA, Africa), a post-earthquake reconstruction project (Guangming Village, China), and of course the UNESCO World Heritage Site (Wadden Sea Centre, Denmark).

The RIBA President, Ben Derbyshire said this about the 2018 list:

The RIBA International List 2018 shines a light on the world’s best new buildings and most impressive architectural talent. 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.”

RIBA’s prizes

RIBA itself describes the RIBA International Prize as the global standard for architecture achievement. The next step in the competition is for the shortlist to be selected from the full list. The Grand Jury is led by world-renowned architect, Elizabeth Diller (DS+R) and also includes Joshua Bolchover, Co-Founding Director of Rural Urban Framework and Wayne McGregor CBE, Choreographer and Lay Juror.

RIBA has been hosting awards since 1966 and has a long list of prestigious prizes awarded to various outstanding projects, people, and buildings. The RIBA International Prize is the first global award for buildings open to all architects in the organisation’s history.

Four Danish contestants

The four Danish buildings that made the 2018 list is the historic WWII Tirpitz museum in Blåvand by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, historic excavation with offices, Kannikegården, by Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects, The Wadden Sea Centre – the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Wadden Sea, by Dorte Mandrup, and The Maersk Tower, extension of the Panum complex at the University of Copenhagen, by C.F. Møller Architects. Hudevad radiators are installed in Kannikegaarden, The Wadden Sea Centre and The Maersk Tower.

Extra information for the curious

The RIBA International Prize has a long list of partners and is in association with the Union Internationale des Architectes (UIA), and in collaboration with Association of European architects (ACE), the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI), Australian Institute of Architects (AIA), Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), Province of Buenos Aires Association of Architects (CAPBA) & National Association of Norwegian Architects (NAL).

Hudevad Radiators are beyond proud to be a part of several of the exceptional buildings on the RIBA International List 2018. For the Maersk Tower we collaborated with the architects and medical professionals in creative an entirely new product, which is now the most hygienic radiator on the world market. You can read about the project here, and take a look at the Hudevad Lignum radiator here.