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Big Brother, Obama and 15 architects…

The Stirling Prize-winning Accordia housing project will share the limelight with logos for Big Brother and Barack Obama, a wooden radio and Italian Vogue in the finals of the Brit Insurance Design Awards

More than 90 shortlisted entries to the competition, billed as the world’s ‘most comprehensive’, went on display at London’s Design Museum today.

Three of the 13 projects shortlisted for the architect category are in the UK: McDowell + Benedetti’s Castleford Bridge in Yorkshire; the Accordia scheme in Cambridge, designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Alison Brooks Architects and MaccreanorLavington Architects; and Allford Hall Monaghan Morris’ Westminster Academy.

Herzog & de Meuron, winner of last year’s architecture category for its Beijing Olympic Stadium, has been shortlisted again for the CaixaForum Cultural Centre in Madrid.

The winning entries from each of the seven categories will be announced at the end of the month and an overall winner on 18 March. This is the award’s second year; the low-cost computer designed for One Laptop per Child won the inaugural prize.

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