The latest betting odds by William Hill have put Tony Fretton's Fuglsang Kunstmuseum, as the favourite to win the RIBA Stirling Prize 2009 in association with The Architects' Journal and Crystal CG.
The Fuglsang Kunstmuseum has been given odds of 6/4 to win, closely followed by both shortlisted projects by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the Maggie's Centre in London and the Spanish winery Bodegas Protos, with joint odds of 9/2.
The winner will be announced on Saturday 17 October at 9pm, and broadcast live on Channel 4 from Old Billingsgate in London.
Now in its 14th year, the RIBA Stirling Prize is run in association with The Architects' Journal and Crystal CG, and is awarded to the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year.
Full details of the six shortlisted buildings with William Hill's latest odds are as follows:
Fuglsang Kunstmuseum, Denmark by Tony Fretton Architects (William Hill odds: 6/4)
Maggie's Centre, London by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (odds: 9/2)
Bodegas Protos, Spain by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (odds: 9/2)
Liverpoool One Masterplan, Liverpool by BDP (odds: 5/1)
5 Aldermanbury Square, London by Eric Parry Architects (odds: 5/1)
Kentish Town Health Centre, London by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (odds: 6/1)
This year, the £20,000 cash prize will be generously donated by the Marco Goldschmied Foundation, which is set up by former RIBA President Marco Goldschmied. Currently, the Foundation supports the Stephen Lawrence Prize, which encourages fresh talent working with a budget of under £1 million.
The RIBA Stirling Prize jury, which has visited all six shortlisted buildings, will meet for a final time on the day of the presentation to pick the winner. The 2009 judges are: Benedetta Tagliabue – architect, Sir John Sorrell – Chair of CABE, Thomas Heatherwick – designer, John Tuomey – architect and chair of the panel, and Stephen Bates – architect.
Previous winners of the RIBA Stirling Prize include The Scottish Parliament by EMBT/RMJM Ltd, 30 St. Mary Axe by Foster + Partners, the Laban Centre by Herzog & de Meuron, Gateshead Millennium Bridge by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, the Museum of Modern Literature by David Chipperfield Architects, and Accordia by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Alison Brooks Architects, and Maccreanor Lavington.
The RIBA is proud to have Autodesk, Ibstock, NBS and SIV Human Resources as Associate Sponsors of the RIBA Stirling Prize 2009.