Stirling Prize

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 (1926-1982), organised and awarded annually by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Stirling Prize laureates receive a stipend of GB£20,000.

The RIBA Stirling Prize is awarded to "the architects of the building which has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year." The architects must be RIBA members, but the building can be anywhere in the European Union.

The award was founded in 1996, and is considered to be the most prestigious architecture award in the United Kingdom. It is publicised as the architectural equivalent of the Booker Prize and Turner Prize. The presentation ceremony is televised by Channel 4 and the prize is sponsored by the "Architects' Journal".

Six short-listed buildings are chosen from a long-list of buildings that have received a RIBA Award. These awards are given to buildings showing "high architectural standards and substantial contribution to the local environment". In 2003, 70 such buildings received RIBA Awards and so made the long-list.

In addition to the RIBA Stirling Prize, seven other awards are given to buildings on the long-list. In 2003 they consisted of the Stephen Lawrence Prize, the RIBA Client of the Year, the RIBA Journal Sustainability Award, the Crown Estate Conservation Award, The Architects’ Journal First Building Award, and the ADAPT Trust Access Award.

Laureates and runners up



* David Chipperfield Architects: Museum of Modern Literature, Marbach am Neckar, Germany

Runners up

* David Chipperfield Architects: America's Cup Building, Valencia, Spain
* Office for Metropolitan Architecture/Arup-AFA: Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal
* Foster and Partners: Dresden Station Redevelopment, Dresden, Germany
* Glenn Howells Architects: The Savill Building Visitors Centre, Windsor Great Park
* Haworth Tompkins: Young Vic Theatre, London SE1 [cite journal |last=Thompson |first=Max |authorlink= |coauthors= |date=2007-07-26 |month= |title=Stirling Prize Shortlist |journal=The Architects' Journal |volume=226 |issue=4 |pages=10–13 |id= |url= |accessdate= 2007-08-11 |quote= ]



*The Richard Rogers Partnership: "Terminal 4, Barajas Airport, Madrid"

Runners up

* Adjaye Associates: "The Whitechapel Idea Store"
* Hopkins Architects: "The Evelina Children's Hospital"
* Caruso St John Architects: "Brick House"
* The Richard Rogers Partnership: "The Welsh Assembly Building"
* Zaha Hadid Architects: "The Phaeno Science Centre, Wolfsburg"



*EMBT/RMJM: "Scottish Parliament building, Edinburgh"

Runners up

*Bennetts Associates: "Brighton Library, Brighton"
*Zaha Hadid: "BMW Central Building, Leipzig"
*Foster and Partners: "McLaren Technology Centre, Woking"
*O'Donnell & Tuomey: "Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork"
*Alsop Designs: "Fawood Children's Centre, Harlesden



*Foster and Partners: "'30 St Mary Axe, London"

Runners up

*Studio Daniel Libeskind: "Imperial War Museum North, Manchester"
*MacCormac Jamieson Prichard: "The Phoenix Initiative, Coventry"
*Foster and Partners: "The Business Academy, Bexley"
*Ian Ritchie Architects: "The Spire of Dublin"
*Peter Cook, Colin Fournier: "Kunsthaus, Graz"



*Herzog & de Meuron: "Laban dance centre, Deptford, London"

Runners up

*Bill Dunster Architects: "BedZED"
*Eric Parry Architects: "30 Finsbury Square, London EC2"
*Foster and Partners: "Great Court, British Museum"
*Ian Ritchie Architects: "Plymouth Theatre Royal Production Centre"
*Sutherland Hussey Architects with Jake Harvey, Donald Urquhart, Glen Onwin and Sandra Kennedy: "Tiree Shelter"



*Wilkinson Eyre, Gifford: "Gateshead Millennium Bridge"

Runners up

*Malcolm Fraser Architects: "Dance Base, Grassmarket, Edinburgh"
*Edward Cullinan Architects: "Weald and Downland Gridshell, Weald and Downland Open Air Museum"
*David Chipperfield Architects: "Ernsting's Service Centre, Coesfeld-Lette, Germany"
*Building Design Partnership: "Hampden Gurney Church of England Primary School, London W1"
*Richard Rogers Partnership: "Lloyd's Register of Shipping"
*Benson & Forsyth: "Millennium Wing, National Gallery of Ireland"



*Wilkinson Eyre: "Magna Centre, Rotherham"

Runners up

*Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners, Anthony Hunt: "Eden Project"
*Eldridge Smerin: "The Lawns, Highgate"
*Jeremy Dixon Edward Jones: "National Portrait Gallery extension"
*Guy Greenfield Architects: "The Surgery, Hammersmith"
*Michael Hopkins & Partners: "Portcullis House and Westminster Underground Station"
*Michael Wilford & Partners: "British Embassy in Berlin"



*Alsop & Störmer: "Peckham Library"

Runners up

*Caruso St John: "New Art Gallery Walsall"
*Norman Foster & Partners: "Canary Wharf Station"
*Marks Barfield: "London Eye"
*Richard Rogers Partnership: "88 Wood Street, City of London"
*Sauerbruch Hutton: "GSW Headquarters, Berlin"
*Chetwood Associates: "Sainsburys Supermarket, Greenwich"



*Future Systems: "Lord's Media Centre"

Runners up

*David Chipperfield Architects: "River and Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames"
*Benson & Forsyth: "Museum of Scotland"
*Alsop, Lyall & Störmer: "North Greenwich Jubilee Line Underground station"
*Chris Wilkinson Architects: "Jubilee Line Extension Project"
*Wilford Associates: "Sto AG Marketing and Training Building"
*Foster and Partners: "Reichstag, Berlin"
*O'Donnell & Tuomey: "Ranelagh Multi-Denominational School"



*Foster and Partners: "American Air Museum, Imperial War Museum, Duxford"

Runners up

*Rick Mather: "Private house, North London"
*Ian Ritchie Architects: "Concert platform, Crystal Palace Park Concert Platform, London"
*Ian Taylor with Bennetts Associates: "Richard Attenborough Centre"
*Stephenson Bell: "Quay Bar, Manchester"
*Inskip and Jenkins: "Temple of Concord and Victory (restoration), Stowe"
*Günter Behnisch: "St Benno School, Dresden"
*Günter Behnisch: "Landesgirokasse, Stuttgart"
*David Chipperfield: "Office and studio building, Düsseldorf"
*Norman Foster and Partners: "Commerzbank HQ, Frankfurt"
*Colin St John Wilson: "British Library"



*Michael Wilford: "Music School, Stuttgart"

Runners up

*Will Alsop: "Hotel du Département des Bouches-du-Rhône, Marseille"
*Mark Guard: "Roof-top apartment, Paris"
*Richard Murphy: "Maggie's Centre, Edinburgh"
*Richard Rogers: "Paul Hamlyn Learning Resource Centre, Thames Valley University"
*Chris Wilkinson: "Stratford maintenance depot, Jubilee Line"



*Stephen Hodder: "Centenary Building, University of Salford"



*Alfred McAlpine: "McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield"

See also

*List of architecture prizes


External links

* [ RIBA Stirling Prize]
* [ Channel 4 - Building of the year]

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