Stirling Prize

The Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize is a British prize for excellence in architecture. It is named after the architect James Stirling, organised and awarded annually by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The Stirling Prize is presented to "the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture in the past year". The architects must be RIBA members. Until 2014, the building could have been anywhere in the European Union, but since 2015 entries have had to be in the United Kingdom. In the past, the award included a £20,000 prize, but it currently carries no prize money.

Barajas Airport Terminal 4 Interior, Richard Rogers Partnership, 2006.

The award was founded in 1996, and is considered to be the most prestigious architecture award in the United Kingdom. The Stirling Prize replaced the RIBA Building of the Year Award.[1]

The Stirling Prize is the highest profile British architectural award, and the presentation ceremony has been televised by Channel 4.[2] Six shortlisted buildings are chosen from a long-list of buildings that have received a RIBA National Award. These awards are given to buildings showing "high architectural standards and substantial contribution to the local environment".

In addition to the RIBA Stirling Prize, five other awards are given to buildings on the long-list. In 2015 they consisted of: the RIBA National Award, the RIBA Regional Award, the Manser Medal, the Stephen Lawrence Prize and the RIBA Client of the Year Award. For years prior to 1996, the award was known as the "Building of the Year Award".

In 2000, several architects from Scotland and Wales made claims of metropolitan bias after five out of seven designs shortlisted by judges were located within London. Critics described the list as "London-centric". The chairman of the judges in the contest rejected the claims, saying that the first Stirling Prize was awarded to a building in Salford, Greater Manchester.[3]

On 30 September 2020, RIBA announced that the awards had been postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[4][5] Judges selected the 2021 prize winner from the 2020 shortlist.[6][7]

Laureates and runners-upEdit

As the "RIBA Building of the Year Award"

Year Winning work
1987 St Oswald's Hospice, Newcastle upon Tyne[8]
1988 Truro Crown Courts, Truro, Cornwall by Evans and Shalev[9]
1989 Nelson Mandela Primary School, Birmingham, West Midlands by William Howland[10]
1991 Woodlea Primary School, Leyland, Lancashire[11]
1993 Sackler Galleries, London[12]
1994 Waterloo International railway station, London by Nicholas Grimshaw
1995 McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield by Populous
Year Laureate Winning work Nominees and works
1996 Stephen Hodder   Centenary Building,
University of Salford, Salford
1997 James Stirling, Michael Wilford and Associates   Stuttgart Music School,
Stuttgart, Germany
1998 Foster and Partners  
Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire
1999 Future Systems   Lord's Media Centre,
London
2000 Alsop & Störmer   Peckham Library,
London
2001 Wilkinson Eyre Architects   Magna Centre,
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
2002 Wilkinson Eyre Architects & Gifford   Gateshead Millennium Bridge,
Gateshead
2003 Herzog & de Meuron   Laban,
Deptford, London
2004 Foster and Partners   30 St Mary Axe,
London
2005 EMBT & RMJM   Scottish Parliament building,
Edinburgh
2006 Richard Rogers Partnership   Barajas Airport Terminal 4,
Madrid
2007 David Chipperfield Architects   Museum of Modern Literature,
Marbach, Germany
2008 Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios,
Alison Brooks Architects and
Maccreanor Lavington
  Accordia housing development,
Cambridge
2009 Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners[14]   Maggie's Centre,
London
2010 Zaha Hadid[15]   MAXXI – National Museum of the 21st Century Arts,
Rome, Italy
2011 Zaha Hadid[16]   Evelyn Grace Academy,
London
2012 Stanton Williams[17]   Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge
2013 Witherford Watson Mann Architects[18]   Astley Castle, Nuneaton, Warwickshire
2014 Haworth Tompkins[19]   Everyman Theatre, Liverpool
2015 Allford Hall Monaghan Morris[20]   Burntwood School, Wandsworth, London
2016 Caruso St John Architects[21]   Newport Street Gallery, Vauxhall, London
2017 dRMM[22]   Hastings Pier, East Sussex
2018 Foster + Partners   Bloomberg London
2019 Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley[26]   Goldsmith Street council housing, Norwich
2020 Award postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic[28]
2021 Grafton Architects[29][30] Kingston University Town House, London
2022 Niall McLaughlin Architects[32] The New Library, Magdalene College, Cambridge
  • Hopkins Architects for 100 Liverpool Street, London
  • Reiach and Hall Architects for Forth Valley College - Falkirk Campus, Scotland
  • Henley Halebrown for Hackney New Primary School and 333 Kingsland Road, London
  • Panter Hudspith Architects for Orchard Gardens, Elephant Park, Elephant and Castle, London
  • Mæ for Sands End Arts and Community Centre, Fulham, London[33]

See alsoEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ Elain Harwood (7 March 2018). "David Shalev obituary". theguardian.com.
  2. ^ "Almacantar signs three-year deal to sponsor RIBA Stirling Prize". architectsjournal.co.uk. 7 August 2015.
  3. ^ Alberge, Dalya (4 Nov 2000). "Prize case of London bias, say architects". The Times. London, England. p. 9 – via Academic OneFile.
  4. ^ "RIBA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak". architecture.com.
  5. ^ Richard Waite (30 September 2020). "RIBA cancels 2020 Stirling Prize". architectsjournal.co.uk.
  6. ^ Marshall, Jordan (2020-11-30). "Judges will pick 2021 Stirling Prize winner from this year's contenders". Building Design. Retrieved 2021-04-12.
  7. ^ "RIBA Stirling Prize". www.architecture.com. Retrieved 2021-04-12.
  8. ^ The Houghton Mifflin dictionary of biography, p.400
  9. ^ Elain Harwood (7 March 2018). "David Shalev obituary". theguardian.com.
  10. ^ Tom Jestico (6 January 2014). "William Howland obituary". theguardian.com.
  11. ^ The Architects' journal, vol.207, p.32
  12. ^ Peter Murray and Robert Maxwell, Contemporary British architects, p.175
  13. ^ Thompson, Max (2007-07-26). "Stirling Prize Shortlist". The Architects' Journal. 226 (4): 10–13.
  14. ^ "Latest news". Maggie's Centres.
  15. ^ Heathcote, Edwin (2010-10-03). "Hadid finally wins Stirling Prize". Financial Times. Archived from the original on 2022-12-10. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
  16. ^ Woodman, Ellis (2 October 2011). "Stirling Prize: Zaha Hadid is a worthy winner" – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  17. ^ Youngs, Ian (13 October 2012). "Sainsbury Laboratory wins Stirling architecture prize". BBC News. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  18. ^ "Astley Castle wins Riba Stirling Prize for architecture". BBC News. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  19. ^ "Riba Stirling Prize 2014: Liverpool Everyman Theatre wins". BBC News. 16 October 2014.
  20. ^ "Riba Stirling Prize: Burntwood School wins award". BBC News. 15 October 2015.
  21. ^ "Damien Hirst gallery wins Riba Stirling Prize". BBC News. 6 October 2016.
  22. ^ Wainwright, Oliver. "Walking tall: Hastings pier wins the Stirling architecture prize". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  23. ^ Wainwright, Oliver (19 July 2017). "Stirling prize 2017 shortlist: from a cool crowdfunded pier to a giant hole in the ground". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  24. ^ "Six of the best: Amazing buildings on RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist". BBC. 19 July 2018. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  25. ^ "RIBA Stirling Prize 2018". RIBA. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  26. ^ "Norwich council estate named UK's best new building". RIBA. 2019-10-08. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  27. ^ "London Bridge station makes 2019 Riba Stirling Prize shortlist". BBC. 18 July 2019. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  28. ^ "RIBA Stirling Prize cancelled due to coronavirus". Dezeen. 2020-09-30. Retrieved 2020-11-04.
  29. ^ "RIBA Stirling Prize 2021". www.architecture.com. Retrieved 2021-10-18.
  30. ^ "Student 'Town House' wins Stirling Prize to be named UK's best new building". The Independent. 2021-10-15. Archived from the original on 2022-05-25. Retrieved 2021-10-18.
  31. ^ "Stirling prize shortlist: from mosque stunner to neo-neolithic flats". Guardian. 16 September 2021. Retrieved 16 September 2021.
  32. ^ "Riba Stirling Prize: Cambridge University library wins top architecture award". BBC News. 13 October 2022. Retrieved 13 October 2022.
  33. ^ "RIBA unveils shortlist for 2022 Stirling Prize". Building Design. 21 July 2022. Retrieved 22 July 2022.

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