The first two - European and international awards - are awarded to RIBA member architects (and not always British citizens) for buildings in Europe outside the United Kingdom and for buildings around the world outside the EU, respectively. The Lyubetkin Memorial Prize is awarded this year only for the second time and also for construction outside the borders of Europe.
This year was the most successful for David Chipperfield: his Literary Museum of Modernity in Marbach and the Main Pavilion of the America's Cup in Valencia were awarded the RIBA European award, and the Des Moines Central Library was included in the list of buildings awarded with the International Prize.
Norman Foster received one European (for the reconstruction of the station in Dresden) and one International (for the Hirst concern skyscraper in New York) awards.
In the EU, the building of the Antwerp court of Richard Rogers and the "House of Music" in Porto, workshop of Rem Koolhaas OMA, were also marked.
American Stephen Hall was awarded this time with the RIBA international award twice - for the building of the residence of the Swiss Ambassador to the United States in Washington and the School of Arts and Art History at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.
And Nicholas Grimshaw won not only this award, but also the Lubetkin Prize for his Southern Cross Station in Melbourne.