A trio of London buildings have made it onto the shortlist for the Stirling Prize.
Named for James Stirling (a retrospective of whom is at Tate Britain until 21st August), the Stirling Prize celebrates the best new building from the past year by a British-based architect. This year, three London projects have been whittled down from the longlist to make the final six nominated building. They are:
- the Velodrome at the Olympic Park, which is the favourite to win, according to some;
- Evelyn Grace Academy, a school in Lambeth designed by Zaha Hadid;
- and the Angel Building in Islington, a revamp of an old 1960s office block on St John's Street.
Previous London winners of the prize include the Peckham library, Laban dance centre in Deptford and, most recently, the Maggie's Centre at Charing Cross hospital, which was victorious in 2009.
The winner will be announced on October 1st.
Further details and images in The Guardian