Thursday, 26 July 2012

The RIBA Stirling prize shortlist

Following on from a post earlier on in the year about the longlist or the prestigous RIBA Stirling Prize award. The Shortlist has been anounced for award and the contenders are as follows:

The London Olympic stadium by Populas

The crowning glory of the Olympics may be the crowning glory of The RIBA Stirling Prize 2012. It was designed by Populous, an architecture practice with alot of experience designing stadia. This is designed totally for the 2012 Olympic games and Paraolympic games and can be adapted for any event in the future.

The Sainsbury Labatory by Stanton Williams

Also in the runnings for the Stirling prize is The Sainsbury Labatory is a complex or the study of plant science at the University of Cambridge. It brings together the leading minds in this subject as well as the leading workspace for plant science.

The Hepworth Wakefeild by David Chipperfeild

The Hepworth Gallery in wakefeild is the areas gallery housing peices from a multitude of artists as well as Barbara Hepworth. The trapeziodal and odd shaped roof is in response to the local skyline.

The Belfast Lyric theatre by O'Donnell + Tuomey

The Belfast Lyric theatre was developed in response to the Urban and Landscape conditions of the site which was very irregular. It replaced the substandard 1960's built building.

Maggies Centre Gartnavel by OMA

Maggies centre is a place where people suffering from cancer can receive emotional and Physical support. It has be designed to make the inhabitants feel warm and welcomed which some modern architecture can be the opposite.

New Court Rothschild Bank by OMA and  Allies and Morrison

Rothschild bank headquaters is like a glass cube rising between a buildings designed by the likes of Sir Christopher Wren and Sir James Stirling. This is a great adition to the capitals skyline.

The winner shall be anounced on the 13th October with the prize being £20,000.

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