Stirling Prize 2005

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Who will win the Stirling?

BMW Central Building; Leipzig, Germany - Zaha Hadid Architects
73
13%
Lewis Glucksman Gallery; University College, Cork, Ireland - O'Donnell + Tuomey
170
31%
McLaren Technology Centre; Woking, Surrey - Foster and Partners
131
24%
Jubilee Library; Brighton, Sussex - Bennetts Associates with Lomax Cassidy + Edwards
26
5%
Fawood Children's Centre; Harlesden, London - Alsop Design Ltd
22
4%
The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh - Enric Miralles and RMJM
130
24%
 
Total votes : 552

Stirling Prize 2005

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Jul 28, 2005 4:12 am

Selecting from a wide variety of buildings will be a challenge for the jury, says Jeremy Till, chair of the RIBA Awards Group. "It'll be no easy task," said Till. "We have a national parliament building competing with a children's centre, a library with a factory for making cars, and yet they all share one quality: true architectural excellence."

Till added: "Every one of these short-listed buildings would be a worthy winner - they're popular not just with critics, but with the public as well. They stimulate. They're full of new ideas, and new approaches."

The jury will visit all six buildings and then meet for a final time on 15 October, the day of the presentation, to pick the winner. The award will be announced live to a national television audience from the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. The RIBA Stirling Prize is considered the UK's most prestigious architectural prize. It is named after the Scots-born architect Sir James Stirling. A £20,000 prize is awarded to the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year.
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Re: Stirling Prize 2005

Postby sw101 » Thu Jul 28, 2005 4:17 am

i'd love to see the glucksman get it. the parliament has to be a clear favourite, but i don't like it one bit
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Re: Stirling Prize 2005

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Jul 28, 2005 4:19 am

That's the thing, would the parliament get a sympathy vote in the way that some people swear that "Eyes wide shut" is a great movie?
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Re: Stirling Prize 2005

Postby alan d » Thu Jul 28, 2005 9:47 am

Fawood Children's Centre.......now that is a surprise?

Parliament won't win, sw 101, it'll be a close runner up.......much like the New Museum of Scotland. Close but no cigar
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Re: Stirling Prize 2005

Postby lexington » Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:22 pm

Paul Clerkin wrote:That's the thing, would the parliament get a sympathy vote in the way that some people swear that "Eyes wide shut" is a great movie?


Obviously I'd be delighted for O'Donnell + Tuomey and for Cork/Ireland should the prize be awarded the Glucksman. I've looked at the entries individually and quite frankly the Scottish Parliament washes over me - although I can understand some of the reasoning behind the fuss.

As for Zaha Hadid's Leipzig scheme - although I believe in part it was the intention, it reminds me somehow of the internal elements of a computer. Possibly the whole 'central brain' idea?

And I actually linked 'Eyes Wide Shut' - but then again, I thought 'The Virgin Suicides' was the best feel-good movie of 2002. :p
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Stirling Prize 2005

Postby trace » Thu Jul 28, 2005 5:23 pm

The early betting -- William Hill's odds: http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/story/0,,1537359,00.html
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Re: Stirling Prize 2005

Postby PVC King » Fri Jul 29, 2005 11:16 pm

Who proof read that article?

5-2 Jf
5-2 Jf
5-1
5-1
7/2
7/1

How can a building at 3 1/2 to 1 be 5th favourite?

At 5-1 I might have a score on Miralles money pit after having a few quid on last year.
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Re: Stirling Prize 2005

Postby Paul Clerkin » Wed Aug 10, 2005 11:42 pm

Obsessive, compulsive architecture: the McLaren motor-racing factory by Foster and Partners races up the Stirling Prize rankings.
http://www.hughpearman.com/articles5/mclaren.html
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NOT the Stirling Prize 2005

Postby trace » Sun Oct 09, 2005 4:40 pm

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Re: Stirling Prize 2005

Postby alan d » Tue Oct 11, 2005 12:06 pm

http://www.channel4.com/4homes/microsites/S/stirling_prize/video_tours.html

good website...........video in particular. Rules out the McLaren for me though, which is good news for Ireland.

It's between the Parliament and the Glucksman.
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Re: Stirling Prize 2005

Postby sjpclarke » Thu Oct 13, 2005 2:27 pm

All - It would seem that there is a wave of support in England for O'Donnell + Tuomey. Excellent press in the Times and Guardian both of whom have very well respected critics. Picking up Arichecte's Journal today the critcs steerling prize critics - feature visiting and commenting upon each building - are very very complementary of the Glucksman gallery. Hardly a desenting word! Althoug this is an architectural prise I have heard comment that RIBA would be loath to award the prize to the Scottish Parliment given the exponential budgetry fiasco - doesn't look good for the industry. In that case the competition is Foster and Hadid. Shane
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Re: Stirling Prize 2005

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Oct 14, 2005 2:17 pm

Startig to think they could win it - really would be great - would throw Irish architecture into the world spotlight for 15secs
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Re: Stirling Prize 2005

Postby alan d » Fri Oct 14, 2005 5:00 pm

Yeah mate, good luck Ireland.
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Re: Stirling Prize 2005

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Re: Stirling Prize 2005

Postby Paul Clerkin » Sat Oct 15, 2005 9:53 pm

And so the Scottish Parliament wins....
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Re: Stirling Prize 2005

Postby ctesiphon » Sat Oct 15, 2005 10:09 pm

First you dream, but don't forget to die. And if you can get your client to die too, so much the better.
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Re: Stirling Prize 2005

Postby PVC King » Sat Oct 15, 2005 11:10 pm

Wrong result; after a week in Cork my liver is glad I'm staying in.
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Re: Stirling Prize 2005

Postby sw101 » Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:15 am

*spit*

disgusted with that.
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Re: Stirling Prize 2005

Postby Radioactiveman » Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:40 pm

Ladies and Gentlemen, try not to be too disheartened about it. Sure, it would have been great to see The Glucksman take the prize but the Parliament is a smashing building also. These 'window seats' deserve a prize all of their own. How do I get an office like that????

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Postby lexington » Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:54 am

A shame. Still the decision is made, chin up. The challenge now should be to produce more buildings of eligible quality and perhaps see an entry made for future potential wins. The running of the Glucksman should be seen as encouragement and a confidence boost for Irish architecture to take further innovative bounds.
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Re: Stirling Prize 2005

Postby Paul Clerkin » Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:03 am

A shame okay but lost in the disappointment was some good news.

A house at Clonakilty, Cork, by Niall McLaughlin Architects has won the
Stephen Lawrence Prize sponsored by the Marco Goldschmied Foundation for
the best example of a building with a construction budget of less than
£500,000.
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