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Video: Was the Stirling Prize given to Richard Rogers to insult Prince Charles?


Gordon Murray, Rab Bennetts and Kieran Long discuss whether the Stirling Prize award was a calculated snub from architects


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  • Kieran Long, why are you trying to put such a superficial spin on what is a very important award for architects ? Both Gordon Murray and Rab clearly stated it was not a snub and looked embarrassed at your question - yet you headline it as if it was the consensus opinion. Please do not underestimate the intelligence of your paying readers.

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  • Gordon Murray is absolutely correct in my view. This, for me, is nothing to do with pointless, superficial 'snubs' and more to do with recognition of the "rigourous" - to paraphrase the big man - RHS+P work with a very particular brief on a difficult, noisey and impersonable site...it is less a snub for HRH and more a celebration of architecture - particularily at a smaller level. I am delighted by the choice...really delighted.

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  • In reality, most of the country doesn't care who wins the Stirling prize, it's architects scratching each other's backs.

    I suspect Prince Charles doesn't bother to read the increasingly banal AJ either.

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  • If this really is an official dig at Prince Charles then shame on the judges! Such an award should not be tainted by petty feud. On the other hand if this is not snubbing HRH then shame on the people that think it does. For goodness sake, this award is to celebrate and reward good architecture and not to make a point of ridiculing a person for which the profession has a grudge against. I do not agree with Charles, but the act of 'snubbing' him should not be an issue with the RIBA Stirling awards. Thank you Gordon Murray.

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  • It is so obvious that the Stirling prize hasn't got anything to do with Prince Charles.
    And we, architects don't care about him and should not even talk about him or his ridiculous tricks.
    Let's carry on making good architecture our passion and let's educate our clients to what the future of architecture should be.
    London's Maggie Centre is exactly that.
    David Hingamp- London.

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  • 'Was the Stirling Prize given to Richard Rogers to insult Prince Charles'....hah.

    What a put down to the efforts of the team at Rogers office, the client and the contractor, not to mention the building users who actually enjoy using this building for its intended purpose.


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