A sanctuary for cancer patients, the two-storey building was commissioned by Charles Jencks, husband of charity founder Maggie Jencks.
Judges’ comments ‘[The practice] has produced a timeless work of architecture that not only distills the intentions of the brief, but expresses in built form compassion, sensitivity and a deep sense of our common humanity.’
Project value £2.1 million
Completion date April 2008
The shortlist in full - click on each for full descriptions, citations and more images
Maggie’s Centre, London, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Bodegas Protos, Spain, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Fuglsang Kunstmuseum, Denmark, Tony Fretton Architects
5 Aldermanbury Square’ London, Eric Parry Architects
Liverpoool One Masterplan, Liverpool, BDP
Kentish Town Health Centre, London, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
The winner will be announced at a ceremony in London’s Old Billingsgate Market on 17 October and will again be televsied by Channel 4.