Critical Round-Up: The 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist

Critical Round-Up: The 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist

Exterior front façade with people passing by in foreground – LSE Student Centre, London

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has now announced the six projects that form this year’s Stirling Prize Shortlist, the award that is the ultimate prize for any British building. As the RIBA’s most publicly prominent award, the Stirling Prize is often a prime demonstration of the tension between architecture that is widely appreciated by the general populace, and that which is lauded by architectural critics and practitioners.

This year is no exception, with perhaps the country’s highest-profile project in years – the Shard – just part of the controversy. What did the critics make of the RIBA’s selection?

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Written By: Rory Stott

Image Courtesy of: Dennis Gilbert

Source: ArchDaily