The RIBA Stirling Prize 2007

The Museum of Modern Literature in Marbach am Neckar, Germany, designed by David Chipperfield Architects, has won the 12th RIBA Stirling Prize in association with The Architects' Journal. 

The RIBA Stirling Prize is given for the RIBA Building of the Year. It is run in association with The Architects' Journal and is presented to the architects of the building which has been the most significant for the evolution of architecture in the past year. 

The winning architect receives a cash prize of £20,000. The prize is named after the great British architect Sir James Stirling (1926-1992). 

The shortlisted buildings, chosen from winners of the RIBA National Awards, are visited in September by the RIBA Stirling Prize jury, who reconvene on the afternoon of the RIBA Stirling Prize Dinner to make their final decision.




The RIBA Stirling Prize is run in association with the Architects' Journal.

Barajas Airport in Madrid, designed by Richard Rogers Partnership, won the 11th RIBA Stirling Prize in association with The Architects’ Journal in 2006.  


The 2007 shortlist

Savill Building

See the six buildings shortlisted for the 2007 RIBA Stirling Prize.

Photo: Warwick Sweeney

The RIBA Stirling Prize jury

Stirling Prize judging 2007

See the jury visits to the schemes in September.


The RIBA Stirling Prize Dinner

Stirling Prize Dinner 2006

The winner was announced at the RIBA Stirling Prize Dinner 2007 on 6 October.

Photo: Robert Leslie

2007 Associate sponsors




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