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RIBA must define what a 'building' actually is

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I clearly recall that the London Eye was denied the Stirling Prize because it was - at the last minute - deemed not to be a building.

The prize has now gone to a (very deserving) bridge, but not without the same 'it's not a building' jibes.

Has the Stirling seen the light, or is this just good old inconsistency?

For the avoidance of future fiascos, not to mention injustice, could the Stirling organisers simply define what is, and is not, eligible? And could they do so more than five minutes before next year's final decision?

Mira Bar-Hillel, via e-mail

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