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RIBA Stirling Prize

Bloomberg, winner of RIBA Stirling Prize 2018

RIBA Stirling Prize 2019

The shortlist for the 2019 Stirling Prize has been announced

On 18 July 2019, six projects were shortlisted for the coveted 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize: awarded to the UK's best new building.

The RIBA Stirling Prize, sponsored by Almacantar, 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.

In 2018 the RIBA Stirling Prize was awarded to Bloomberg, designed by Foster + Partners. We'll be announcing this year's winner in a ceremony on 8 October.

You can also vote for your favourite of the shortlisted buildings in our People’s Vote.

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RIBA Stirling Prize 2019 announcement

Following the 2019 Stirling Prize shortlist announcement, join us on 8 October as we announce the winner live on the night.

About the Stirling Prize

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.

The RIBA Awards are the most rigorously judged prizes for architectural excellence in the UK, with the winning buildings then eligible for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize. 

Born in 1996 out of its predecessor, The Building of the Year Award, The RIBA Stirling Prize is presented to RIBA Chartered Architects and International Fellows for buildings in the UK which have made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture over the past year.

The RIBA Stirling Prize is named afterJames Stirling. Stirling won the Royal Gold Medal in 1980 'in recognition of past achievements which exist in their own right, as well as the potential of unbuilt projects, both past and future, which are an inseparable part of the Stirling vocabulary'.

Often described as 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. He died, at the height of his powers, following a routine operation.

Awards process

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