Architects Joe Noero and Heinrich Wolff were honored for their design for the Red Location Folk Wrestling Museum in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
The complex is dedicated to the history of apartheid and the struggle against it. It is located in an area traditionally home to rural migrant workers of color, more than anyone else, suffering from unequal ethnic politics in South Africa. The compositional solution of the museum building is inspired by "boxes of memory" - boxes with memorabilia that workers brought with them from their homes so as not to lose touch with their home. Also, the figurative language of the complex reminds of industrial buildings, since it was the workers' trade unions that were the main force in the fight against apartheid. The steel containers used to display the exhibits are an allusion to the rusty metal huts, the usual workers' dwellings that have survived to this day in the area around the museum. Emphasized inelegant, tough project equally affects the consciousness and emotions of a person.
The Lyubetkin Prize is named after the world famous architect Berthold Lyubetkin (1901 - 1990) and is awarded by RIBA in cooperation with The Architectural Review magazine to the architects who are members of this association for their remarkable buildings outside the EU.
It is a concrete memorial sign with a stylized image of Berthold Lubetkin's project for the Penguin Pond at London Zoo, by artist Peter Weigl.