A trio of projects by smaller practices has been named alongside a clutch of big-money cultural schemes designed by Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield and Rick Mather on this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist
Among them is a £1.6 million mixed-use gallery, office and home scheme in Bateman’s Row, Shoreditch, east London, designed both for and by Theis + Khan Architects.
The practice is joined on the six-strong shortlist by fellow Stirling Prize débutantes dRMM – nominated for its £2.6 million Clapham Manor Primary School in south London – and DSDHA with its Christ’s College School in Guildford, Surrey.
Rick Mather Architects’ £61 million overhaul of Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology is also in the running for the £20,000 prize.
But the £134 million MAXXI, the National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, is the hot favourite to land the four-times Stirling shortlisted practice its first-ever victory, ahead of the £170 million revamp of the Neues Museum in Berlin by previous prize-winner David Chipperfield Architects with Julian Harrap Architects.
The victor will be announced live from The Roundhouse, London, on BBC Two’s The Culture Show on Saturday 2 October at 6.30pm.
Odds from William Hill
- Evens Maxxi National, Rome
- 5/1 Clapham Manor
- 5/1 Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
- 11/2 Neues Museum, Berlin
- 6/1 Christ College, Guildford
- 7/1 Bateman’s Row, London