he Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) Council today approved eight new International Fellowships of the RIBA, among them Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie De Vries, the three founders and principal architects of MVRDV.
The Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA) Council has approved eight new International Fellowships of the RIBA. The lifetime honour, conferred annually, allows recipients to use the initials Int FRIBA after their name. This honour replaces RIBA Honorary Fellowships for non-UK architects whose outstanding work the RIBA wishes to mark. Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries are honored about receiving the award at the moment that the first building of MVRDV in the United Kingdom is completed, the Balancing Barn in Suffolk.
The other RIBAs 2011 International Fellowships will be awarded to:
Abdel Wahed El-Wakil (Egypt)
Snøhetta (Kjetil T Thorsen – Norway and Craig Dykers – USA)
Ma Yansong, Mad Architects (China)
Edouard François (France)