Four London buildings are in the annual architecture prize shortlist
Here are the buildings battling it out to be crowned best building of the year and winner of the 2015 Riba Stirling Prize.
There are six contenders, and of those six, four are in London.
Let’s take a goosey:
1. Burntwood School, Tooting
Architects: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
The impressive clean cut, mature design at the south London school has reportedly inspired improved performance at the school, and inspired students’ own artwork.
2. Whitworth Gallery, Manchester
The Whitworth already holds the crown for 2015 museum of the year, can it do the double?
3. University of Greenwich Stockwell Street Building, Greenwich
Architects: Heneghan Peng Architects
Greenwich isn’t just the old Naval College. Check out this archictural gem. Guess what it houses – yep, the architecture department. Nice.
4. NEO Bankside, Southwark
Architects: Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners
Ah, hello again Lord Rogers. Architecture’s most famous name is no stranger to the Stirling Prize, with two previous awards under his money-belt. Can he get a hat-trick with this luxury development near Tate Modern?
5. Darbishire Place, Whitechapel
Architects: Niall McLaughlin Architects
This elegant social project is on the Peabody estate in what used to be a bombsite. It’s made out of bricks – remember bricks? And features large balconies with big windows to let natural light into the 13 flats it houses.
6. Maggie’s Centre, Lanarkshire
Architects: Reiach and Hall Architects
Maggie’s is the cancer care centre at Monklands General Hospital in Lanarkshire. The cool, calm single story design works around gardens and courtyards.