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Wednesday30 July 2014

RIBA recruits Observer as national media partner for Stirling Prize

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‘Its a great pairing’, says Rowan Moore

The Observer will be the national media partner for the Stirling Prize, the RIBA announced today.

Observer architecture critic Rowan Moore described the arrangement - which is not sponsorship - as a “great pairing”.

The agreement will secure the RIBA guaranteed coverage of both the shortlist and winner in a national paper.

RIBA president Angela Brady said: “The Observer is a consistent supporter of good architecture and we are delighted to be working with them as national media partner to celebrate architecture’s most important award, the RIBA Stirling Prize.”

Observer editor John Mulholland said: “The Observer is a dedicated champion of British architecture so we are thrilled to be partnering with the RIBA to celebrate the best of the year’s new buildings and to showcase the wealth of design talent that exists in this country.”

Moore said: “The RIBA Stirling Prize has done more than any other British award to raise the public awareness and understanding of architecture, which is also the aim of the Observer’s architectural coverage.”

The shortlist will be announced on July 22 and the winner on October 13.

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