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Barajas Airport Terminal 4 Interior, Richard Rogers Partnership, 2006

The Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize is a British prize for excellence in architecture. It is named after the architect James Stirling, organised and awarded annually by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The RIBA Stirling Prize is awarded to "the architects of the building which has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year." The architects must be RIBA members, but the building can be anywhere in the European Union. Stirling Prize laureates receive a stipend of GB£20,000.

The award was founded in 1996, and is considered to be the most prestigious architecture award in the United Kingdom. It is publicised as the architectural equivalent of the Booker Prize and Turner Prize. The presentation ceremony is televised by Channel 4 and the prize is sponsored by the Architects' Journal. Six short-listed buildings are chosen from a long-list of buildings that have received a RIBA Award. These awards are given to buildings showing "high architectural standards and substantial contribution to the local environment". In 2003, 70 such buildings received RIBA Awards and so made the long-list.

In addition to the RIBA Stirling Prize, seven other awards are given to buildings on the long-list. In 2003 they consisted of the Stephen Lawrence Prize, the RIBA Client of the Year, the RIBA Journal Sustainability Award, the Crown Estate Conservation Award, The Architects’ Journal First Building Award, and the ADAPT Trust Access Award.


Laureates and runners-up

Year Laureate Winning work Nominees and works Ref(s)
1996 Hodder, StephenStephen Hodder Centenary Building,
University of Salford, Salford
1997 James Stirling, Michael Wilford and Associates Stuttgart HochschuleFuerMusikUndDarstellendeKunst.jpg Music School,
1998 Foster and Partners Duxford UK Feb2005 American.JPG American Air Museum,
Imperial War Museum, Duxford
1999 Future Systems Nat West media centre cropped.jpg Lord's Media Centre,
2000 Alsop & Störmer DSCN4087.JPG Peckham Library,
2001 Wilkinson Eyre Magna Science Adventure Centre.jpg Magna Centre,
2002 Wilkinson Eyre & Gifford Gateshead millenium bridge open.jpg Gateshead Millennium Bridge,
2003 Herzog & de Meuron Laban Dance Centre RJL.JPG Laban,
Deptford, London
2004 Foster and Partners 30-St-Mary-Axe.jpg 30 St Mary Axe,
2005 EMBT & RMJM Edinburgh Scottish Parliament01 2006-04-29.jpg Scottish Parliament building,
2006 Richard Rogers Partnership Barajas interior1.jpg Barajas Airport Terminal 4,
2007 David Chipperfield Architects MarbachLiteraturmuseumModerne.jpg Museum of Modern Literature,
Marbach, Germany
2008 Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios &
Alison Brooks Architects &
Maccreanor Lavington
Accordia show home.jpg Accordia housing development,
2009 Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners Maggie's Centre, Charing Cross, London.jpg Maggie's Centre, London

See also


  1. ^ Thompson, Max (2007-07-26). "Stirling Prize Shortlist". The Architects' Journal 226 (4): 10–13.  

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