Stirling Prize

The Stirling Prize is a British prize for outstanding architecture. It is named after the architect James Stirling (1926-1992) and is awarded annually by the Royal Institute of British Architects ( RIBA ) awarded. Stirling Prize winner win a scholarship of £ 20,000.

The RIBA Stirling prize goes to " the architect of the building, which represents the greatest contribution to British architecture in the previous year. " The architect must be a member of the RIBA, and the building must be located in the European Union are.

The prize is awarded since 1996 and is considered the most important architectural prize in the UK, similar to the Booker Prize and the Turner Prize. The award ceremony is transmitted by Channel 4 and the price is sponsored by the Architects' Journal.

Award winners and runners-up


  • Witherford Watson Mann Architects, Astley Castle, England


  • Stanton Williams Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge, England



  • Zaha Hadid: MAXXI Museum, Rome.


  • Rogers Stirk Harbour Partners: Maggie's Centre, London.


  • Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios / Alison Brooks Architects / Maccreanor Lavington: Accordia housing development, Cambridge.
  • Grimshaw / Arcadis: Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena Station
  • Denton Corker Marshall: Manchester Civil Justice Centre
  • Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher: Nord Park Railway, Innsbruck
  • Allies and Morrison: Royal Festival Hall, London
  • Allford Hall Monaghan Morris: Westminster Academy, London


  • David Chipperfield Architects: German Literature Archive in Marbach, Marbach am Neckar, Germany


  • Adjaye Associates: The Whitechapel Idea Store
  • Hopkins Architects: The Evelina Children's Hospital
  • Caruso St John Architects: Brick House
  • The Richard Rogers Partnership: The Welsh Assembly Building
  • Zaha Hadid Architects: The phenotype, Wolfsburg


  • EMBT / RMJM Scottish Parliament building, Edinburgh
  • Bennetts Associates: Brighton Library, Brighton
  • Zaha Hadid: BMW Central Building, Leipzig
  • Foster and Partners: McLaren Technology Centre, Woking
  • O'Donnell & Tuomey: Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork
  • Alsop designs: Fawood Children's Centre, Harlesden


  • Studio Daniel Libeskind: Imperial War Museum North, Manchester
  • MacCormac Jamieson Prichard: The Phoenix Initiative, Coventry
  • Foster and Partners: The Business Academy, Bexley
  • Ian Ritchie Architects: The Spire of Dublin
  • Peter Cook, Colin Fournier Kunsthaus, Graz


  • Herzog & de Meuron: Laban dance center, Deptford, London
  • Bill Dunster Architects: BedZED
  • Eric Parry Architects: 30 Finsbury Square, London EC2
  • Foster and Partners: Great Court, British Museum
  • Sutherland Hussey Architects with Jake Harvey, Donald Urquhart, Glen Onwin and Sandra Kennedy: Tiree Shelter


  • Malcolm Fraser Architects: Dance Base, Grassmarket, Edinburgh
  • Edward Cullinan Architects: Weald and Downland Grid Shell, Weald and Downland Open Air Museum
  • David Chipperfield Architects: Ernsting's Service Centre, Coesfeld - Lette, Germany
  • Building Design Partnership: Hampden Gurney Church of England Primary School, London W1
  • Richard Rogers Partnership: Lloyd 's Register of Shipping
  • Benson & Forsyth: Millennium Wing, National Gallery of Ireland


  • Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners, Anthony Hunt: Eden Project
  • Eldridge Smerin: The Lawns, Highgate
  • Jeremy Dixon Edward Jones: National Portrait Gallery extension
  • Guy Greenfield Architects: The Surgery, Hammersmith
  • Michael Hopkins & Partners: Portcullis House and Westminster Underground Station
  • Michael Wilford & Partners: British Embassy in Berlin


  • Alsop & Störmer: Peckham Library
  • Caruso St John: New Art Gallery Walsall
  • Norman Foster & Partners: Canary Wharf Station
  • Marks Barfield: London Eye
  • Richard Rogers Partnership: 88 Wood Street, City of London
  • Sauerbruch Hutton: GSW Headquarters, Berlin
  • Chetwood Associates: Sainsburys Supermarket, Greenwich


  • Future Systems: Lord's Media Centre
  • David Chipperfield Architects: River and Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames
  • Benson & Forsyth: Museum of Scotland
  • Alsop, Lyall & Stormer: North Greenwich Jubilee Line Underground station
  • Chris Wilkinson Architects: Jubilee Line Extension Project
  • Wilford Associates: Sto AG Marketing and Training Building
  • Foster and Partners: Reichstag, Berlin
  • O'Donnell & Tuomey: Ranelagh Multi- Denominational School


  • Foster and Partners: American Air Museum, Imperial War Museum, Duxford
  • Rick Mather: Private house, North London
  • Ian Ritchie Architects: Concert platform, Crystal Palace Park Concert Platform, London
  • Ian Taylor with Bennetts Associates: Richard Attenborough Centre
  • Stephenson Bell: Quay Bar, Manchester
  • Inskip and Jenkins: Temple of Concord and Victory ( restoration), Stowe
  • Günter Behnisch: St Benno School, Dresden
  • Günter Behnisch: Landesgirokasse, Stuttgart
  • David Chipperfield: Office and studio building, Dusseldorf
  • Norman Foster and Partners: Commerzbank HQ, Frankfurt
  • Colin St John Wilson: British Library


  • Michael Wilford: Music School, Stuttgart
  • Will Alsop: Hotel du Département des Bouches -du- Rhone, Marseille
  • Mark Guard: Roof -top apartment, Paris
  • Richard Murphy: Maggie 's Centre, Edinburgh
  • Richard Rogers: Paul Hamlyn Learning Resource Centre, Thames Valley University
  • Chris Wilkinson: Stratford maintenance depot, Jubilee Line


  • Stephen Hodder: Centenary Building, University of Salford