2009 marks the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). To celebrate this milestone and the remarkable buildings which have resulted from architectural competitions the CUBE Gallery in Manchester is exhibiting 175 images of RIBA competition winning projects.
The RIBA organises and runs competitions to encourage excellence in design. It does so for a wide range of clients – both public and private – which have resulted in a variety of landmark projects and iconic structures. These range from major public projects such as London’s Millennium Bridge, The Sage Gateshead, Baltic and Wembley Stadium to the Urban Splash Tutti Frutti housing project and smaller structures, such as the De La Warr Pavilion at Bexhill on Sea and the Swivelling Wind Shelter in Blackpool.