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Awards should be about excellence, not messages


I agree with the sentiment that awards should be about excellence but I happen to think Goldsmith Street was excellent so I am delighted it won the Stirling Prize although the question being raised about if a private developer had built it is more than valid. There was annoyance at the 2018 winner of the Stirling Prize because of the buildings budget but again it was in my eyes excellent and a worthy winner. Politics should be kept out of awards they should be judged on merit only but they will always spark debate as people could make excellent cases for numerous projects to win awards when they don't even get shortlisted.

Posted date

13 February, 2020

Posted time

3:21 pm