RIBA Announces 2014 Stirling Prize Shortlist

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the shortlist of six projects that will vie for the 2014 Stirling Prize. The annual award is issued to the building that has made the biggest contribution to the evolution of architecture in a given year.

"The shortlisted buildings are all major new additions to an already dense urban fabric in the cities they serve," RIBA president Stephen Hodder said in a statement. "However, they are remarkably crafted buildings, and the closer you look at their detail, both internally and externally, and their materiality, the more impressive they become."

Stirling Prize judges will visit the six shortlisted buildings and select the winner on October 16. The jury comprises Spencer de Grey (Foster + Partners), MJ Long (Long and Kentish architects), Cindy Walters (Walters and Cohen), Stephen Kieran (Kieran Timberlake), and Sir Timothy Sainsbury.

The shortlist includes:

Everyman Theatre, Liverpool
Architect: Haworth Tompkins


Photo by Philip Vile


Library of Birmingham
Architect: Mecanoo



London Aquatics Centre
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects


Photo by Hufton+Crow


London Bridge Tower (The Shard)
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop


Photo by Michel Denance


London School of Economics - Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Architect: O'Donnell + Tuomey Architects


Photo by Dennis Gilbert


Manchester School of Art
Architect: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios


Photo by Hufton+Crow