Austria's Nord Park Cable Railway, by architect Zaha Hadid, is one of six buildings shortlisted for this year's £20,000 Stirling Prize for architecture.
Amsterdam's Bijlmer Arena Station, by Grimshaw/Arcadis Architects, is one of only two buildings outside the UK to be shortlisted for the prestigious prize.
High-density housing project Accordia, in Cambridge, features a range of houses and flats linked by a series of public and private open spaces.
Manchester Civil Justice Centre, by Denton Corker Marshall, is the largest court building to be built in the UK since London's Royal Courts of Justice.
The £115m, two-year project to restore the Grade I listed Royal Festival Hall on the South Bank was completed last year.
Westminster Academy, with its citrus-coloured aluminium panels, is a strong contender for the prize. The winner will be announced on Saturday in Liverpool.