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Stirling Prize Shortlist 2013

A new residence built in the remains of Astley Castle is one of the shortlisted projects. Photo: Brian Wood
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the project shortlist for the 2013 Stirling Prize. Named for British architect James Stirling, this year's prize will be awarded to one of the following six designs:

Photo: Daniel Hopkinson
Park Hill Phase 1, in Sheffield, England
by Hawkins\Brown with Studio Egret West

"Reinvention of the loved and loathed Grade II* listed 1960s housing estate. The structure of the building remained in place whilst key features were changed – interior layout, windows, security and much more.  It stands as a beacon for imaginative regeneration, quality mass housing and the bold reuse of a listed building."

Newhall Be, in Harlow, England
by Alison Brooks Architects

"The radical re-thinking of the shape and interior of the UK house is tackled masterfully with these 84 new homes in suburban Essex that clearly illustrate that good design quality and committed developers can transform peoples' lives. A new model for British housing?"

Bishop Edward King Chapel, in Oxfordshire, England
by Niall McLaughlin Architects

"An uplifting spiritual space of great potency that the client has described as 'what we dreamed of but didn't think we would get'. An incredible showcase for modern British craftsmanship."


Astley Castle, in Warwickshire, England
by Witherford Watson Mann Architects

"Beautiful contemporary Landmark Trust holiday home installed in the ruined walls of a 12th century manor. Unique example of the recovery of an ancient building – it is a prototype for a bold new attitude to restoration and reuse."

Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre, in Northern Ireland 
by heneghan peng architects. 

"Breaks the mould of the traditional visitor centre that tends to hide from the limelight or make a statement, this highly imaginative and sculptural piece of 'land art' offers visitors an experience that is physical and interactive, like the causeway itself. Having 'tuned in' so perfectly to the environment, the visitor centre acts as the perfect prologue for the main event."

University of Limerick Medical School
by Grafton Architects

"Exceptional example of how to create a vibrant new public space through the careful design and placement of buildings. High-quality, beautiful and dramatic buildings that punch far above their rock-bottom budget."
The winner of the Stirling Prize will be announced on the Thursday 26 September at Central Saint Martins, King's Cross, designed by Stanton Williams.

Recent winners of the RIBA Stirling Prize include:

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