On Nov. 24, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) announced the winner of its new RIBA International Prize. The Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC) in Lima, Peru, by Ireland-based Grafton Architects was chosen out of a shortlist of six international buildings by a five-person grand jury. The UTEC building won because it, “goes against the grain of conventional beauty, and against the kind of "Hey! Look at me!" architecture we have learned to expect from the most celebrated 21st-century architects,” CNN reports. The white concrete structure was built in 2015 and is architecture “for all the senses,” says Yvonne Farrell, cofounder and director of Grafton Architects.
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