The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, August 20, 2019

RIBA Stirling 2015 prize for the UK's best new building's shortlist is announced
Darbishire Place © Nick Kane.

LONDON.- The shortlist for the prestigious 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building, now in its 20th year, has been announced. The six exceptional shortlisted buildings will now go head-to-head for architecture’s highest accolade, to be awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) on Thursday 15 October 2015.

The 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist features the bold and characterful Burntwood School; a confident and highly-crafted new affordable housing development at Darbishire Place in east London; the modest and calm Maggie’s cancer care centre in Lanarkshire; the structurally-impressive luxury housing towers at NEO Bankside on London’s south bank; an ambitious new library and teaching building at theUniversity of Greenwich and the highly-original extension and refurbishment of The Whitworth art gallery in Manchester.

The shortlist for the 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize is:

Bold, characterful new campus buildings with light-filled rooms and corridors add to a sense of this being a very collegiate school.

Dignified new 13-home Peabody apartment building, with refined proportions and details.

Modest, low building that gathers a sequence of domestic-scaled spaces. Visitors enter via a quiet arrival court, defined by the low brick walls and two lime trees. At once, a sense of dignity and calm is encountered.

New luxury housing towers with exo-skeleton and external lifts on London’s South Bank - a well-mannered example of a structurally expressive architecture.

Located in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this delightful building houses the main university library and the departments of Architecture, Landscape and Arts.

Extension to the 19th century Whitworth Gallery - carefully crafted spaces emerge seamlessly from the existing as an integral yet individualistic part of the whole assembly.

The shortlist features projects by previous RIBA Stirling Prize winners Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (Barajas Airport, 2006 (RRP); Maggie’s cancer care centre, London, 2009) - the Richard Rogers Partnership has previously been shortlisted four times (88 Wood Street, 2000; Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, 2002; The Senedd, 2006). AHMM has previously been shortlisted (Westminster Academy, 2008; The Angel Building, 2011), as have Niall McLaughlin Architects (Bishop Edward King Chapel, 2013) and Heneghan Peng Architects (Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre, 2013), This is the first year MUMA and Reiach and Hall Architects have been shortlisted for the prize.

The RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist features exceptional buildings designed for every stage of our lives: housing projects, a school, university, cultural and health buildings have all made the grade and show why the UK’s architectural talent and ambition is famed around the world.

The two education buildings - a suburban secondary academy and a slick new university building on a UNESCO site - will inspire any student lucky enough to learn in them. At the University of Greenwich, the new library, architecture and landscape school is a glamorous and flexible space – it lives harmoniously with its community who can enter the generous gallery, shop and cafe. Burntwood Academy is a huge south London girls’ school; AHMM, arguably the UK’s best schools architects have created a university-like campus building with light-filled classrooms and generous corridors. This project is built to last and adds huge value to the attainment and behaviour potential of its students. This is a model in secondary education design and shows why schools need the best architectural thinking – well-designed schools add long term value and inspire all those who attend and work in them.

On the shortlist are two highly successful dense and compact housing schemes on brownfield sites in London - a Peabody social housing apartment block on a former bomb site (Darbishire Place) and five luxury housing towers on the site of old warehouses (NEO Bankside). Both projects provide the highest-quality housing for the capital’s diverse and growing community.

The final two buildings on the shortlist are highly sensitive and inclusive projects: Maggie’s Lanarkshire cancer care centre is an oasis of calm retreat created in a previously alienating and unsympathetic environment – the corner of a hospital car park. The Whitworth is a tour de force; the extension and adaptation of a 19th century gallery; the project has created an art gallery of truly international standard.

Speaking about the shortlist RIBA President Stephen Hodder, the first ever winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize (for the Centenary Building at the University of Salford, 1996), said:

“The RIBA Stirling Prize is awarded to the building that has made the biggest contribution to the evolution of architecture in a given year.

“Every one of the six shortlisted buildings illustrates why great architecture is so valuable. It has the power to delight, inspire and comfort us at all stages of our lives; to improve a student’s potential to learn, to provide a family with a decent home, and to create a sensitive and uplifting healthcare environment. In the shortlist we have six model buildings that will immeasurably improve the lives and wellbeing of all those who encounter them.

“The shortlisted projects are each surprising new additions to urban locations - hemmed in to a hospital car park, in-filling an east London square, completing a school campus - but their stand-out common quality is their exceptionally-executed crafted detail. From the simple palette of materials used on the Maggie’s Centre, to the huge repeating facades of Neo Bankside, every detail on every building, both internally and externally, is well-executed.”

“Not only are these the best new housing projects, school, university, cultural and health buildings in the country today, they are game-changers that other architects, clients and local authorities should aspire to. The RIBA Stirling Prize judges have an unenviable task.”

The winner of the 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize will be announced on the evening of Thursday 15 October at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in London. For further information on the event

The 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize jury, who will visit the six shortlisted buildings and select the winner on 15 October, is chaired by Jane Duncan (RIBA President, from 1 Sept 2015), with architects Peter Clegg and Steve Tompkins; and Dame Theresa Sackler, arts philanthropist.

The Architects’ Journal is professional media partner for the 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize.

Today's News

July 17, 2015

Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle presents the UK's largest celebration of Sir Anthony Caro

'At Close Range: Kostas Murkudis and the Museum für Moderne Kunst Collection' opens in Frankfurt

Exhibition at Norton Simon Museum presents 60 drawings created by a young Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Austrian artist Hermann Nitsch angers activists with dead animal showin the city of Palermo

After 24 years, Loch Ness Monster hunter Steve Feltham hooked on catfish theory

LACMA announces 2015 Art+Film Gala honoring James Turrell and Alejandro G. Iñárritu

'An Elegant Society: Adam Buck, Artist in the Age of Jane Austen' opens a the Ashmolean

RIBA Stirling 2015 prize for the UK's best new building's shortlist is announced

Major retrospective of the work of abstract painter William Gear opens at Towner, Eastbourne

Kennedy Center Honors spotlight George Lucas, The Eagles, and Carole King

John W. Coker to offer art and lighting from estate collections in July 25 online-only auction

Exhibition at Richard Saltoun Gallery features major works from David Hall's estate

K11 Art Foundation announces major research partnership with Centre Pompidou in Paris

Frieze Film 2015 announces participating artists

Major new film installation by Melbourne-based artist Nicholas Mangan on view at Chisenhale Gallery

Lottery cash for Roman hoards: Museum of Liverpool and Congleton Museum to exhibit treasures

Rare coins spanning 2,500 years of history anchor Heritage World & Ancient Coins auction at the ANA

London Art Week 2015: Collectors and curators convene in the galleries of St. James's and Mayfair

Winners of the 2015 Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards

Collaborative project by South African-born, German-based artist Robin Rhode opens at the Drawing Center

Cosmoscow international contemporary art fair announces special programming for 2015 edition

Manchester Art Gallery exhibits Van Dyck's final self-portrait as part of a nationwide tour

Gasworks to reopen on 24 September following a £2.1 million project

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Conservation reveals Wellington Collection work was painted by Titian's Workshop

2.- New dinosaur discovered after lying misidentified in university's vaults for over 30 years

3.- Unseen Texas Chainsaw Massacre outtakes and stills sold for a combined $26,880

4.- National gallery reveals conserved Italian altarpiece by Giovanni Martini da Udine

5.- London's Tate Modern evacuated after child falls, teen arrested

6.- Bavarian State Minister of the Arts restitutes nine works of art

7.- Boy thrown from London's Tate Modern is French tourist visiting UK

8.- Child thrown from London gallery has broken spine, legs and arm

9.- £10 million Turner masterpiece may leave British shores

10.- Tourists banned from sitting on Rome's Spanish Steps

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful