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Sir David Adjaye to chair 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize Jury

Sir David Adjaye to chair 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize Jury

07 September 2018

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (7 September 2018) announced the jury for the 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize, the prestigious annual award for the UK’s best new building.

Clockwise from left to right: Sir David Adjaye OBE; Ben Derbyshire; Jude Kelly CBE; Kathrin Hersel and Alex de Rijke

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (7 September 2018) announced the jury for the 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize, the prestigious annual award for the UK’s best new building.

The world-renowned architect Sir David Adjaye OBE will chair the jury comprising RIBA President, Ben Derbyshire; 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize winner, Alex de Rijke; former Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre and Woman of the World (WOW) Festival founder, Jude Kelly CBE; Almacantar Property Director, Kathrin Hersel. Architect Simon Sturgis has been appointed sustainability advisor to the panel.

Sir David Adjaye OBE said: “This year’s shortlist demonstrates sensitive and engaged thinking across a wide range of projects – from cemeteries to nurseries and from galleries to workspaces. It is a privilege to judge for Britain’s highest prize for excellence in architecture and to celebrate the outstanding work of my peers.”

The RIBA Stirling Prize jury will visit the six shortlisted buildings which comprise:

1. Bloomberg, London by Foster + Partners

2. Bushey Cemetery, Hertfordshire by Waugh Thistleton Architects

3. Chadwick Hall, University of Roehampton, London by Henley Halebrown

4. New Tate St Ives, Cornwall by Jamie Fobert Architects with Evans & Shalev

5. Storey's Field Centre and Eddington Nursery, Cambridge by MUMA

6. The Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College, Oxford by Niall McLaughlin Architects

The winner of the 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize will be announced on Wednesday 10 October 2018 at the Roundhouse in London.

More information on the RIBA Stirling Prize.

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Notes to editors:

  1. For further information please contact Abigail.Chiswell-White@riba.org 020 7307 3811
  2. Images of the 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize jurors.
  3. The RIBA Stirling Prize is the UK’s most prestigious architecture award. Given to the architect of the building thought to be the most significant of the year for the evolution of architecture and the built environment, the RIBA Stirling Prize is judged on 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.
  4. The RIBA Stirling Prize is sponsored by Almacantar.
  5. The Architects’ Journal is professional media partner for the 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize.
  6. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a global professional membership body that serves its members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment. www.architecture.com. Follow us on Twitter for regular RIBA updates www.twitter.com/RIBA

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