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Stirling Prize 2011

Hopkin's Velodrome was the bookies' favourite, but BD covered all of 2011's mixed bag of front runners for the Oscars of architecture.

Evelyn Grace Academy, London SE24 by Zaha Hadid Architects  

Zaha Hadid’s Evelyn Grace Academy wins 2011 Stirling Prize

1 October 2011

Zaha Hadid’s Evelyn Grace Academy in London has won the 2011 Stirling Prize.

Evelyn Grace Academy, London SE24 by Zaha Hadid Architects

This Stirling shortlist favours the safe and generic

21 July 2011

The usual suspects are once again honoured at the expense of truly stirring architecture.

The shortlisted buildings


Steel structure at the heart of Bennetts’ Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford

1 April 2011

Steel plays both a functional and aesthetic role in the design Bennetts Associates’ RST auditorium.

The reopened venue on the banks of the river Avon.

Royal Shakespeare Theatre by Bennetts Associates

24 November 2010 | Updated: 24 November 2010

Bennetts Associates’ long-awaited remodelling of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Stratford-on-Avon home finally gives the company the theatre it deserves

A broad set of steps rises up from Bismarckstrasse to the entrance courtyard.

David Chipperfield’s Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany

19 February 2010

Following the triumph of the Neues Museum, Chipperfield’s latest building in Essen had a tough act to follow. And while it is accomplished, has the architect played it too safe?

View up Great James Street.

O’Donnell & Tuomey’s historical inspiration

08 January 2010

A Derry cultural centre for the Irish language looks to the Middle Ages for the inspiration for its dynamic concrete form

Hopkins' Velodrome is surrounded by a soon-to-be-planted berm.

Olympic Velodrome by Hopkins

16 February 2011

The London 2012 cycling venue is the first to be completed at the Olympic Park, and it sets a high standard for its fellow sports facilities to reach.

A 100m race track cuts across the plan linking the two site entrances.

Evelyn Grace Academy, Brixton, by Zaha Hadid Architects

22 October 2010

The aggressive swagger of Zaha Hadid’s Evelyn Grace Academy reflects the hard-edged dynamism found within the school itself

The new Islington office building by AHMM is neo-Miesian in style.

AHMM’s Angel of north London

15 January 2010

Allford Hall Monagham Morris’s choice of curtain walling for its Angel building in Islington pays homage to Mies with floor-to-ceiling glazing and monchrome colour scheme

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