ISTANBUL (Daily Sabah) – The Sancaklar Mosque project by Emre Arolat Architecture received the RIBA Awards for International Excellence 2018 from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), becoming one of the 20 best new structures.
Evaluating the best new structures in the world to give the RIBA Awards for International Excellence 2018, which is seen as one of the most prestigious awards in this field, the Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the 20 best new structures, including the Sancaklar Mosque project by Emre Arolat Architecture.
The recipient of the RIBA International Architect prize, which is celebrating its second year, will be chosen from recipients of the RIBA Awards for International Excellence 2018, and the winner will be announced in November.
The Royal Institute of British Architects elected these 20 unusual new structures, including the Sancaklar Mosque located in Büyükçekmece, Istanbul that draws attention for its contemporary design, infrastructure plans, private residences, culture centers, urban places, education buildings and houses of worship from 16 countries.
Among the applicants, Gustavo Utrabo and Pedro Duschenes, the founders of Brazilian architecture firm Aleph Zero, were given the RIBA International Emerging Architect 2018 prize.
Their project, the Children Village in Formoso do Araguaia, which was designed with Rosenbaum, was one of the 20 projects to win the award. The Children Village housing for 520 students at the Canuana School.
Run and funded by the Bradesco Foundation, the project is one of 40 schools providing education for disadvantaged local children. It is their first project design to improve the quality of education.
Aleph Zero produces for the public and private sector in furniture, exhibition, residence and commercial architecture designs for city-scale projects. The Children Village, which was built with prefabricated materials and reforested wood, is a successful example showing the importance of using natural resources in a reasonable and sustainable way.