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Posterity betrayed by choice of Stirling winner

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The judges of the Stirling Prize clearly forgot Alvar Aalto's advice that it does not matter so much what a building looks like now as in 30 years' time.The new art gallery, Walsall, and Canary Wharf Station will pass that 30-year test with flying colours. Peckham Library, on the other hand, will probably look like a tip, and its 'jaunty beret' and skewed columns will just seem embarrassing.This year's decision does not popularise architecture, it betrays it.

Ivor Patterson, Banbury, Oxfordshire

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