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America’s Cup Building is bookie’s favourite for Stirling

With just one week to go before the Stirling Prize is awarded, bookie William Hill has placed David Chipperfield’s America’s Cup building as the favourite.

With just one week to go before the Stirling Prize is awarded, bookie William Hill has placed David Chipperfield’s America’s Cup building (pictured above) as the favourite.

With odds of 3/1, the Valencia scheme is a nose ahead of OMA’s Casa da Música in Portugal (7/2), Glenn Howells’ Savill Building in Windsor (7/2) and Chipperfield’s other shortlisted entry, the Museum of Modern Literature in Marbach am Neckar, Germany (7/2).

While Chipperfield is clear favourite to bag the £20,000 prize, the new odds will not be welcomed by Foster + Partners, which has seen its Dresden Station scheme tumble from 3/1 favourite to 5/1 outsider.

Holding up the rear with odds of 7/1 is rank outsider Haworth Tompkins, with its Young Vic Theatre in Waterloo, London.

The prestigious prize, now in its 12th year, is awarded to the architect of the building that has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year. The winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize, in association with The Architect’s Journal, will be announced live on Channel 4 on Saturday 6 October at 8pm.

In July William Hill admitted to the AJ that ‘not a single architect’ is involved in its process to determine the odds for the shortlist of the Stirling Prize (William Hill sets the odds with no expert advice).

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