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RIBA Stirling Prize

RIBA Stirling Prize

RIBA Stirling Prize

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

Six buildings have been shortlisted for the coveted 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building. Now in its 22nd year, the RIBA Stirling Prize sponsored by Almacantar, is the UK’s most prestigious architecture prize. The winner of the 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize will be announced on Tuesday 31 October at the Roundhouse, London.

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 Jury 2017

Ben Derbyshire Stirling Prize judge  Anupama Kundoo Stirling Prize judge

Peter St John Stirling Prize judge  Evan Davis Stirling Prize judge

Jane Hall Stirling Prize judge

  • Ben Derbyshire - RIBA President, RIBA Stirling Prize 2017 Jury Chair
  • Anupama Kundoo - Anupama Kundoo Architects
  • Peter St John - Caruso St John Architects
  • Evan Davis - Journalist & BBC Presenter
  • Jane Hall - Founding member of Assemble

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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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