Friday Five: Stirling Prize winners


The Stirling Prize is one of the most prestigious awards in architecture, recognising some of the best building projects in Britain since 1996. These are our favourite winners:

1. Stuttgart Music School (1997)
The second winner of the Stirling Prize was co-designed by Sir James Stirling himself, completing the Stuttgart ‘Cultural Mile’ with a stunning circular tower and an Art-Deco inspired look.

2. Gateshead Millennium Bridge (2002)
Described by RIBA as ‘one of the most successful millennium projects’, Wilkinson Eyre’s footbridge is now an icon of the North East.

3. The Gherkin (2004)
Foster + Partners’ St Mary Axe became instantly recognisable as ‘The Gherkin’ and remains a prominent feature on the City skyline.

4. Astley Castle (2013)
The gorgeous 12th Century Astley Castle was augmented by Witherford Watson Mann Architects, sympathetically enhancing the original building with modern textures.

5. Burntwood School (2015)
Our final pick is the most recent winner: Burntwood School by AHMM, which boasts some incredible three-dimensional façades.

Let us know your favourite Stirling Prize winner; got an idea for our Friday Five series? Tweet us @thinktanklondon.

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