Engineering-tehnologicheskiy University in Lima was awarded by the Royal Institute of British architects (RIBA) as the best modern building in the world, said on Thursday “bi-Bi-si”.
The jury called the building “inspiring” and “bold addition to the urban landscape”. University, designed by the Irish company Grafton Architects, and representing “a series of landscaped terraces with clefts and grottoes”, is worthy of the title “new Machu Picchu”, according to the conclusion of RIBA.
Grafton Architects’ @utecedu campus wins @RIBA International Prize for the world’s best new building #RIBAIntPrize https://t.co/yIoOPncL3d pic.twitter.com/gDyo6Yut6B
— RIBA (@RIBA) 24 Nov 2016
The shortlist for the RIBA prize consisted of six nominees, including projects of the world famous architect Zaha Hadid. To participate in the competition could any building, regardless of its location and budget, but built no more than three years ago.
RIBA awards are awarded since 1966, among them the Royal gold medal, Stirling Prize and the RIBA award “Building of the year”. International award became the first in the history of the organization, designed for architects from around the world. If successful, she will be able to compete with the world architecture festival, which annually selects the best buildings in the world.