The public has chosen Rick Mather Architects’ Ashmolean Museum in Oxford as its favourite to win this year’s Stirling Prize
Mather’s scheme (pictured) bagged 43 per cent of the public vote in an RIBA poll. However the project but must defeat two other museums, a pair of schools and a mixed-use housing scheme to win the ‘real’ award at the televised ceremony tomorrow night (2 October).
David Chipperfield Architects’ Neues Museum in Berlin, Germany, came in second, receiving 24 per cent of the public vote. The practice worked with Julian Harrap Architects on the project.
Just 15 per cent of the public voted for Zaha Hadid Architects’ MAXXI in Rome, Italy.
Only 3 per cent of the public voted for DSDHA’s Christ’s College School in Guildford.
The winner will be announced live on BBC2 tomorrow evening.