Riba architecture prize won by 'modern Machu Picchu'
A university building in Peru designed by a female-led Irish firm has won the first Royal Institute of British Architects global architecture prize.
The Universidad de Ingenieria y Tecnologia (UTEC) in Lima was described by Riba as "inspirational" and a "bold new addition to the city skyline".
The engineering university was chosen from a shortlist of six, including work by the late Dame Zaha Hadid.
The prize is open to any qualified architect in the world.
'Modern Machu Picchu' It was set up to "celebrate civil architecture that empowers people and societies to... read more