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Stirling Prize 2010: Public backs Mather’s Ashmolean

The public has chosen Rick Mather Architects’ Ashmolean Museum in Oxford as its favourite to win this year’s Stirling Prize

Mather’s scheme (pictured) bagged 43 per cent of the public vote in an RIBA poll. However the project but must defeat two other museums, a pair of schools and a mixed-use housing scheme to win the ‘real’ award at the televised ceremony tomorrow night (2 October).

David Chipperfield Architects’ Neues Museum in Berlin, Germany, came in second, receiving 24 per cent of the public vote. The practice worked with Julian Harrap Architects on the project.

Just 15 per cent of the public voted for Zaha Hadid Architects’ MAXXI in Rome, Italy.

Bateman’s Row in London by Theis and Khan received 6 per cent of the vote while Clapham Manor Primary School, also in London received 10 per cent.

Only 3 per cent of the public voted for DSDHA’s Christ’s College School in Guildford.

The winner will be announced live on BBC2 tomorrow evening.

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