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RIBA Stirling Prize 2016

RIBA Stirling Prize 2016

RIBA Stirling Prize 2016

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

RIBA Stirling Prize 2016 winner: Newport Street Gallery

Newport Street Gallery has won the coveted 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building. Now in its 21st year, the RIBA Stirling Prize sponsored by Almacantar, is the UK’s most prestigious architecture prize.

This is the first time Caruso St John architects have won the RIBA Stirling Prize; they were shortlisted for the award for Brick House, west London in 2006 and New Art Gallery Walsall in 2000.

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.

RIBA Stirling Prize 2016 shortlist

These six projects were shortlisted for the prestigious 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building. The RIBA Stirling Prize winner was selected from this shortlist for architecture's highest accolade, awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects on Thursday 6 October 2016. Now in its twenty-first year, the 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize is sponsored by Almacantar.

RIBA Stirling Prize 2016 judges

Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects

Paul Monaghan, AHMM

Roisin Heneghan, heneghan peng architects

Michael Hussey, Fellow, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

Rachel Whiteread, contemporary artist

Past Stirling prize winners

Newport Street Gallery by Helene Binet

2016 - Newport Street Gallery

by Caruso St John Architects for private client, winning RIBA Stirling Prize 2016, RIBA National Award 2016 and RIBA London Award 2016

2015 - Burntwood School

by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris for Wandsworth Borough Council, London

2014 - Everyman Theatre

by Haworth Tompkins for Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres Trust, Liverpool

2013 - Astley Castle

by Witherford Watson Mann Architects for The Landmark Trust, Nuneaton, North Warwickshire

2012 - Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge

by Stanton Williams for University of Cambridge, Cambridge

2011 - Evelyn Grace Academy

by Zaha Hadid Architects for ARK Education trust and DCSF, London

2010 - MAXXI, National Museum of XXI Century Arts

by Zaha Hadid Architects for Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Fondazione MAXXI, Rome, Italy

2009 - Maggie's London

by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners for Maggie’s Centres, London

2008 - Accordia, Cambridge

by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Maccreanor Lavington and Alison Brooks Architects for Countryside Properties, Cambridge

2007 - Museum of Modern Literature, Marbach am Neckar

by David Chipperfield Architects for Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach, Marbach, Germany

2006 - New Area Terminal, Barajas Airport

by Richard Rogers Partnership with Estudio Lamela for AENA (Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea), Madrid, Spain

2005 - The Scottish Parliament

by Miralles Tagliabue EMBT and RMJM for the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, Edinburgh

2004 - 30 St Mary Axe

30 St Mary Axe by Foster + Partners for Swiss Re, London

2003 - Laban Dance Centre

by Herzog & de Meuron for The Laban Centre, London

2002 - Millennium Bridge, Gateshead

by Wilkinson Eyre Architects for Gateshead Metropolitan Council, Newcastle

2001 - MAGNA, Rotherham

by Wilkinson Eyre Architects for The Magna Trust, Rotherham

2000 - Peckham Library and Media Centre

by Alsop & Störmer for London Borough of Southwark, London

1999 - Natwest Media Centre, Lord's

by Future Systems for Marylebone Cricket Club, London

1998 - American Air Museum, Duxford

by Foster + Partners for Imperial War Museum at Duxford, American Air Museum in Britain, Cambridgeshire

1997 - Music School, Stuttgart

by James Stirling, Michael Wilford and Associates for Staatliches Hochbauamt 1, Stuttgart, Germany

1996 - Centenary Building, University of Salford

by Hodder Associates for University of Salford, Greater Manchester

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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