RIBA Stirling Prize
The RIBA Stirling Prize is the UK's most prestigious architecture prize. Every year it is presented to the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture in the past year.
The RIBA Stirling Prize was born in 1996 out of its predecessor The Building of the Year Award. The Building of the Year Award had been running since 1988 and the winner was chosen by the RIBA President from a handful of National Award winners.
Every year the RIBA Stirling Prize is presented to the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture over the past year. The prize is awarded to the best building in the UK.
Sir James Stirling is one of those architects whose influence and importance is far greater than the built work. Often a 'prophet without honour in his own country', he did not live long enough to achieve the public recognition and success his peers achieved after his untimely death
RIBA Awards are the most rigorously judged awards for architectural excellence in the UK, with the winning buildings then eligible for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize presented in October 2015.