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Breaking news: RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist unveiled

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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
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  • I would wipe Christs College off the list. How would any architect want his name pushed into the public eye when the whole food forum leaks in the winter / autumn to the point where health and safety would have a field day?? Amazes me it really does. AND it seems, through all the footage on the bbc to be the high point of the building...deluded!

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