Shortlist announced Thursday 18 July. Six buildings will be shortlisted
Winner announced Thursday 26 September at an evening event at Central St Martins in London
This year the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for the best building comes of age and celebrates its 18th year.
The UK’s most important architecture award is not merely a beauty pageant; the judges look for original, imaginative and well executed designs, which excellently meet the needs of their users.
The shortlisted and winning buildings reveal the pinnacle of current architectural talent – buildings that on all fronts and in every detail inspire those who use and meet them.
From the rule-breaking Evelyn Grace school in London by Zaha Hadid to a cutting edge sustainable housing development near Cambridge, past RIBA Stirling Prize winners illustrate the social and economic trends that shape our buildings and environment and show why UK design talent is famed around the world.
The 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize judges are:
Sheila O’Donnell - architect, O’Donnell + Tuomey
Paul Williams - architect, Stanton Williams and winner of the 2012 RIBA Stirling Prize
Stephen Hodder – architect and RIBA President Elect (commencing 01/09/13)
Dame Vivien Duffield – philanthropist and Chair of the Clore Duffield Foundation
Tom Dykchoff – journalist and broadcaster