Stirling Prize shortlist 2011Hopkin's Velodrome is this year's bookies' favourite, but BD has covered all of this year's mixed bag of front runners for the Oscars of architecture.
The shortlisted buildings
Steel plays both a functional and aesthetic role in the design Bennetts Associates’ RST auditorium.
Bennetts Associates’ long-awaited remodelling of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Stratford-on-Avon home finally gives the company the theatre it deserves
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?
A Derry cultural centre for the Irish language looks to the Middle Ages for the inspiration for its dynamic concrete form
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.
The aggressive swagger of Zaha Hadid’s Evelyn Grace Academy reflects the hard-edged dynamism found within the school itself
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