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RIBA Stirling Prize 2023

The RIBA Stirling Prize is awarded to the UK's best new building

RIBA Stirling Prize 2023

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the shortlist for the coveted 2023 RIBA Stirling Prize, awarded to the UK’s best new building.

Presented since 1996, the RIBA Stirling Prize is the highest accolade in architecture. The six new buildings in the running to be crowned the UK’s best can be found below.

From 14 September to 10 November, an exhibition showcasing each project will be on display at 66 Portland Place

View our video playlist of each project below.

RIBA President Muyiwa Oki, said:

"The 2023 Stirling Prize shortlist illustrates why architecture matters to all of us. These six remarkable buildings offer thoughtful, creative responses to the really complex challenges we're facing today. Whether it's tackling loneliness, building communities, or preserving our heritage, these projects lay out bold blueprints for purposeful architecture.

Amidst a backdrop of housing shortages, growing inequality, and economic uncertainties, this year's shortlist demonstrates that well-designed buildings can offer genuinely inspiring solutions to our most pressing problems."

The RIBA Stirling Prize is judged against a range of criteria including design vision; innovation and originality; capacity to stimulate, engage and delight occupants and visitors; accessibility and sustainability; how fit the building is for its purpose and the level of client satisfaction.

Meet this year's Stirling Prize jury.

Banner image: Central Somers Town.

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More Stirling Prize content

Get to know the architects and projects behind this year's Stirling Prize 2023 shortlist. Discover in-depth coverage and interviews from RIBA Journal and the Stirling Stories video series on RIBA Academy.

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