Congratulations to both Sonia and Hugh!
Sonia has been a force for good in the construction industry and beyond and deserves the recognition!
Róisín Heneghan, of Heneghan Peng agreed, saying: ‘The Stirling Prize is about the architectural design.’
This statement in itself reinforces the proposal of having a sustainability threshold. Surely, the Stirling Prize would not be given to a building of questionable sustainability credentials, but by not making it explicit the RIBA are missing a great opportunity to state its importance. And it seems it is the preference of the majority of the profession anyway.