4 London Buildings Shortlisted For Major Architecture Prize

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4 London Buildings Shortlisted For Major Architecture Prize

Each year, the RIBA-Stirling Prize is awarded to the building that has 'made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture in the past year'. London has a strong history in the competition. Previous winners include Lord's Media Centre (1999), Peckham Library (2000), Laban dance centre (2003), the Gherkin (2004), Maggie's Centre (2009) and the Evelyn Grace Academy (2011).

This year's shortlist of six includes four buildings in the capital. Perhaps the most famous is NEO Bankside, a set of hyper-posh apartments lurking on the right shoulder of Tate Modern.  

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See how you can line up both St Paul's and Tate Modern through the gaps? (Well, if you happen to be a drone, or in the office block opposite.) Image via NEO Bankside.
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Inside one of the luxury apartments. Image by M@.
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Looking down from a 'winter garden'. Image by M@.
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Image by M@.

The blocks are designed by Richard Rogers's firm, and have near-identical siblings upriver at Nine Elms. A penthouse here will cost you £6m.


Next up is Burntwood School, a whole-campus development in Wandsworth by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.

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Image via Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.
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Image via Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.
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Image via Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.
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Image via Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.

Another shortlisted academic space is the University of Greenwich's new building on Stockwell Street, from Heneghan Peng Architects.

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More white cube shapes. Image via University of Greenwich.
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Image via University of Greenwich.
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Image via University of Greenwich.
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Image via University of Greenwich.

And finally in London we have Darbishire Place, a Whitechapel housing project for the Peabody Trust, designed by Níall McLaughlin Architects.

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Image via Níall McLaughlin Architects.
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Image via Níall McLaughlin Architects.
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Image via Níall McLaughlin Architects.

The four shortlisted London entries are up against the new Maggie's Building in Lanarkshire and new wings of the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester.

The winner will be announced tomorrow (15 October), being the opinion of a select panel of judges. However, the BBC is also running a People's Choice Award. You can read more about each building and vote for your favourite via the BBC website.

Last Updated 14 October 2015