Contention for Lubetkin Prize to be hard

Main contenders for the inaugural Lubetkin Prize for architecture - Ottawa war museum, a Toronto university building and an installation commemorating the struggle against apartheid in South Africa . The prize will be given annually for the most outstanding work of architecture outside the European Union by a Riba member.

The striking, factory-style Red Location Museum of the People's Struggle in New Brighton , South Africa by Noero Wolff Architects is also nominated, along with the sophisticated, light-filled Terence Donnelly Centre in Toronto , by Behnisch Architekten with architects Alliance .

The winner will be announced at a dinner at London 's Hilton Hotel on June 23.

Contenders on the long list for the first Lubetkin Prize included 173-176 Perry Street, New York by Richard Meier & Partners and a bridge in Maosi Village, China, by the Department of Architecture and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

The British Council building in Lagos , Nigeria , by Allies and Morrison was also on the list, along with the Wohl Center in Israel by Studio Daniel Libeskind and The Heder Partnership, reports the AP.