M@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.
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.
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.