Best of British goes overseas

Thursday 26 Jul 2007

2007 UK Stirling Prize - shortlist announced:

Four out of six of the shortlist for this year’s most prestigious architectural award in the UK, the Stirling Prize, are overseas, confirming criticisms that UK clients are unadventurous when commissioning architecture. Last year’s winner Richard Rogers had highlighted the freedom of designing overseas. The winning scheme, Madrid’s Barajas Airport had been designed and completed within a fraction of the timescale of London’s still unfinished Terminal 5 project. Most of Zaha’s work is overseas and she only received UK commissions after she was acclaimed by the rest of the world.

Clockwise from top left:

1. America's Cup pavilion in Valencia by David Chipperfield

2. Dresden Station Redevelopment by Foster and Partners

3. Casa de Musica, Portugal by OMA

4. Museum of Modern Literature in Germany by David Chipperfield

5. The Young Vic, London by Haworth Tomkins

6. The Savill Building in Windsor by Glenn Howells Architects


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