The Scottish Parliament won the 10th 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 Royal Museum, Edinburgh and was televised live on Channel 4 at 8pm, Saturday 15 October.
The Scottish Parliament beat off competition from five other shortlisted buildings, selected from RIBA Award winning buildings:
- BMW Central Building, Leipzig, Germany - Zaha Hadid Architects
- Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College, Cork, Ireland – O'Donnell + Tuomey
- The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh - EMBT / RMJM Ltd
- McLaren Technology Centre, Woking, Surrey - Foster and Partners
- Jubilee Library, Brighton, Sussex - Bennetts Associates with Lomax Cassidy + Edwards
- Fawood Children's Centre, Harlesden, NW10 - Alsop Design Ltd
The 2005 jury was:
- Jack Pringle, President Elect of the RIBA
- Isabel Allen, editor of The Architects' Journal
- Joan Bakewell, broadcaster and writer
- Max Fordham, environmental engineer
- Piers Gough, london-based architect, writer and broadcaster