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EDITORIAL - Popularity should be a separate issue from excellence of design

The two least well-known projects on the Stirling shortlist focus the mind on the question of what the Stirling Prize is all about. Hammersmith Surgery by Guy Greenfield Architects and The Lawns by Eldridge Smerin are particularly welcome additions to the list, in that they are both by new practices and are both projects which a lessenlightened selection panel might not have deemed suitably 'significant'for a potential Stirling winner.

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