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Thursday24 July 2014

Stirling Prize 2012

Chipperfield's Hepworth Gallery was the bookies' favourite, but BD covered all of 2012's mixed bag of front runners for the Oscars of architecture.

Stanton Williams’ Sainsbury Laboratory in Cambridge

Stanton Williams’ Sainsbury Laboratory wins RIBA Stirling Prize Video

13 October 2012

High-tech building takes home UK architecture’s top award

Maison L, Ile de France by Christian Pottgiesser - Architecture Possibles

Christian Pottgiesser architecturespossibles wins Manser Medal 2012

13 October 2012

Manser lays into housing industry during awards presentation

Kings Grove, London SE15 (private house) by Duggan Morris Architects

Duggan Morris Architects wins 2012 Stephen Lawrence Prize

13 October 2012

‘Practicality, simplicity and elegance’ of design seals win for Hackney practice

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Wilkinson Eyre scoops Lubetkin Prize with Guangzhou International Finance Centre

13 October 2012

Practice can add new award to mantelshelf alongside two previous Stirling Prize wins

The short listed buildings

The building fills its irregular T-shaped site, rising behind the spire of Wren’s St Stephen Walbrook church.

Rothschild Bank headquarters, London, by OMA

7 December 2011

This light, agile new building for the Rothschild banking dynasty is a model of discretion when contrasted with its attention-seeking City neighbours

The café looks out on to the newly landscaped lawn of Baillie Scott’s Cory Lodge.

Sainsbury Laboratory at Cambridge University, by Stanton Williams

29 June 2011

This laboratory in the University of Cambridge’s Botanic Gardens is the ideal habitat for botanists

The gallery’s cluster of concrete containers are huddled at the end of a new footbridge to the town centre.

Hepworth Wakefield, by David Chipperfield Architects

18 May 2011

Chipperfield’s gallery, which opens this week, draws on the power and heritage of its mill-town setting

The blocks are in an interlocking circle around a planted courtyard

Maggie’s Centre Gartnavel by OMA Video

5 October 2011

OMA wilfully subverts expectations at its Glasgow Maggie’s Centre, which melts unassumingly into the background.

There is something elemental about these fixed masses anchored on the sloping site with their carved, faceted forms

Lyric Theatre in Belfast by O’Donnell & Tuomey

15 June 2011

O’Donnell & Tuomey’s joyful new building is the stuff of theatrical legends,

The stadium sits on its own island at the southern end of the Olympic Park. The Aquatics Centre and Orbit sculpture are to its right.

London 2012 Olympic stadium by Populous

6 April 2011

Despite a spiralling budget and uncertainty over its legacy, Populous’s Olympic stadium emerges as a lithe all-rounder.

Stirling dinner 2012

In pictures: Stirling Prize reception and after party Video

15 October 2012

Didn’t make it to this year’s awards do in Manchester? Bdonline brings you all the action…

The Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge by Stanton Williams

Inside the Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge Video

8 October 2012

Stanton Williams, AKT II and Kier discuss the design, specification and construction of the Stirling nominated Sainsbury Laboratory

Gartnavel Maggies Centre by OMA

Video: OMA's Maggie's Centre completes Video

3 October 2011

OMA partner Ellen van Loon talks exclusively to BD about the practices’ cancer care centre at Gartnavel in Glasgow

Ellen van Loon and Rem Koolhaas of OMA at the Rothschild HQ in London.

Video: Rothschild Bank headquarters, London, by OMA Video

7 December 2011

Rem Koolhaas and Ellen van Loon of OMA speak exlusively to BD of their rejection of the ‘rat race of extravagance’

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David Chipperfield's Hepworth Gallery Video

6 July 2011

David Chipperfield reveals more about the concept behind the nationally acclaimed Hepworth gallery in Wakefield, Yorkshire

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