A pioneering health centre in London, an imposing winery in Spain, an elegant museum in Denmark and a mixed-use scheme residential scheme contributing to the regeneration of Liverpool are among the six building projects which have made it onto this year's shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2009 in association with The Architects' Journal and Crystal CG.
The prize is awarded to the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year.
William Hill bookmaker is again offering odds on the shortlisted buildings. The six buildings competing for this year's title are:
Fuglsang Kunstmuseum, Denmark by Tony Fretton Architects (William Hill odds: 3/1)
Maggie's Centre, London by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (odds: 4/1)
Bodegas Protos, Spain by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (odds: 4/1)
Liverpoool One Masterplan, Liverpool by BDP (odds: 9/2)
5 Aldermanbury Square, London by Eric Parry Architects (odds: 9/2)
Kentish Town Health Centre, London by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (odds: 5/1)
Sunand Prasad, RIBA President said:
“This year’s shortlist really embodies the wide ranging spirit of the RIBA Stirling Prize: from a winery to health centres, from an art museum in open country to major transformations of dense inner city areas. This is a fascinating set of schemes; the judges have a hard but eagerly anticipated decision to make.”
The RIBA Stirling Prize jury, which will visit all six shortlisted buildings and then meet for a final time on the day of the presentation to pick the winner, this year includes: Benedetta Tagliabue – architect, Sir John Sorrell – Chair of CABE and Thomas Heatherwick – designer.
The winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize will be announced at Old Billingsgate, London on Saturday 17 October 2009, and broadcast live on Channel 4.
Previous winners include The Scottish Parliament by EMBT / RMJM Ltd, 30 St. Mary Axe by Foster + Partners, the Laban Centre by Herzog & de Meuron, Gateshead Millennium Bridge by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, the Museum of Modern Literature by David Chipperfield Architects, and Accordia by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Alison Brooks Architects, and Macreanor Lavington.