The four buildings in the running for the RIBA International Prize 2018 are to be announced today (Wednesday 12 September 2018). The prestigious prize, awarded every two years, rewards the most inspirational and significant new buildings across the globe and celebrates international architectural talent. The shortlist for the RIBA International Prize 2018 is:

Central European University (Phase 1), Budapest, by O’Donnell + Tuomey
A new university campus in the heart of Budapest that successfully links old buildings and courtyards to create vibrant new spaces.

Children Village, Brazil, by Aleph Zero + Rosenbaum
A new boarding school on the edge of the Amazon offering education and accommodation to the children of rural farm workers.

Toho Gakuen School of Music, Tokyo, by Nikken Sekkei
A new virtuoso music school designed to visually connect, rather than isolate, practising musicians.

Il Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest), Milan, by Boeri Studio
The second of two residential towers in Milan in which trees and humans coexist, designed to set a new standard in sustainable housing.

The four buildings have been selected following a rigorous judging process, from a long list of 20 exceptional new projects in 16 countries.

The shortlist will now be finally judged by a distinguished Grand Jury chaired by Elizabeth Diller, partner of acclaimed US firm, Diller Scofidio + Renfro and including Joshua Bolchover, Co-Founding Director of Rural Urban Framework; Gloria Cabral, Partner of Gabinete de Arquitectura; Peter Clegg, Senior Partner of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Kazuyo Sejima, Founding Partner of SANAA.