Two Irish Practices in Six Nominated for RIBA Stirling Prize
RIBA have announced the shortlist for the 2015 Stirling Prize. Two Irish Practices – Niall McLaughlin Architects and heneghen peng architects are among the six nominated practices. The prize is judged against a range of criteria including: ‘design vision; innovation and originality; capacity to stimulate, engage and delight occupants and visitors; accessibility and sustainability; how fit the building is for its purpose and the level of client satisfaction.’
The winner of the 2015 RIBA stirling prize will be announce on 15 October 2015.
THE SHORTLIST FOR THE 2015 RIBA STIRLING PRIZE IS:
Dignified new 13-home Peabody apartment building, with refined proportions and details. Image by (C) Nick Kane
Located in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this delightful building houses the main university library and the departments of Architecture, Landscape and Arts. Image by (C) Hufton + Crow
Bold, characterful new campus buildings with light-filled rooms and corridors add to a sense of this being a very collegiate school. Image by (C) Timothy Soar.
Modest, low building that gathers a sequence of domestic-scaled spaces. Visitors enter via a quiet arrival court, defined by the low brick walls and two lime trees. At once, a sense of dignity and calm is encountered. Image by (C) David Grandorge.
New luxury housing towers with exo-skeleton and external lifts on London’s South Bank – a well-mannered example of a structurally expressive architecture. Image by (C) Edmund Sumner
Extension to the 19th century Whitworth Gallery – carefully crafted spaces emerge seamlessly from the existing as an integral yet individualistic part of the whole assembly. Image by Alan Williams