2004

Winner 2004

St Mary Axe, London by Foster and Partners


30 St Mary Axe wins £20,000 RIBA Stirling Prize in association with The Architects' Journal
 
30 St Mary Axe, commonly referred to as the "Gherkin", designed by Foster and Partners, has won this year's RIBA Stirling Prize in association with The Architects' Journal. The presentation of the UK's premier architectural award took place at a glittering award ceremony at the Old Billingsgate Market, London and was televised live on Channel 4 at 8pm, Saturday 16 October. For the first time, the judges reached a unanimous decision.
 
30 St Mary Axe beat off competition from a shortlist of five other buildings:

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


 
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