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Grimshaw wins 2007 Lubetkin Prize

Grimshaw Architects has won the 2007 Lubetkin Prize for its Southern Cross Station in Melbourne, Australia.

The majestic wave-like structure saw off competition from Foster & Partners' Hearst Tower in New York and David Chipperfield Architects' Des Moines Public Library in Iowa to bag the prestigious prize.

Now in its second year, the award goes to the most 'outstanding work of architecture outside the EU' and is chosen from a shortlist of three RIBA International Awards. It was announced at the RIBA awards dinner held at the London Hilton this evening (22 June).

Also announced at the dinner was the Stirling Prize midlist, which comprises the winners of the RIBA National Awards plus a selection of five European Award entries.

The Stirling Prize midlist is:

RIBA National Awards:

  • RSPB Environment and Education Centre, Rainham Marshes - van Heyningen and Haward Architects;
  • Private House, Essex - Alison Brooks Architects;
  • Rooftop Nursery, east London - WHAT_architecture;
  • The Roundhouse, north London - John McAslan Architects;
  • Young Vic Theatre, south London - Haworth Tompkins;
  • Palestra, south London - Alsop Architects;
  • Formby Pool, Lancashire - Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects;
  • The Singing Ringing Tree, Lancashire - Tonkin Liu;
  • Unity Building, Liverpool - Allford Hall Monaghan Morris;
  • Marlowe Academy, Kent - BDP;
  • The Bridge Arts Centre, Glasgow - Gareth Hoskins Architects;
  • The RSC Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon - Ian Ritchie Architects;
  • The Savill Building, Windsor - Glenn Howells Architects; and
  • Sinclair's Building, Sheffield - Project Orange.
  • From the European Awards:

  • Museum of Modern Literature, Marbach, Germany - David Chipperfield Architects;
  • America's Cup Building, Valencia, Spain - David Chipperfield Architects;
  • Antwerp Law Courts, Belgium - Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners;
  • Dresden Station, Germany - Foster & Partners; and
  • Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal - OMA.
  • For more details on these projects visit www.ajplus.co.uk/stirling

    by Max Thompson

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