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30 St Mary Axe (London, England). Its architects, Foster and Partners, were winners of the Stirling prize in 2004.
30 St Mary Axe (London, England). Its architects, Foster and Partners, were winners of the Stirling prize in 2004.

The Stirling Prize is a British annual prize for architecture, named after the architect James Stirling, and organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The prize money is £20,000.

The Stirling Prize is awarded to "the architects of the building which has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year". The architects must be RIBA members, but the building can be anywhere in the European Union.

The award was founded in 1996, and is considered to be the most prestigious architecture award in the United Kingdom. It is publicised as the architectural equivalent of the Booker Prize and Turner Prize. The presentation ceremony is currently televised by Channel 4, and the prize is sponsored by the Architects' Journal.

A small selection of short-listed buildings (currently six) are chosen from a long-list of buildings that have received a RIBA Award. These awards are given to buildings showing "high architectural standards and substantial contribution to the local environment". In 2003, 70 such buildings received RIBA Awards and so made the long-list.

In addition to the Stirling Prize, seven other awards are given to buildings on the long-list. In 2003 they consisted of the Stephen Lawrence Prize, the RIBA Client of the Year, the RIBA Journal Sustainability Award, the Crown Estate Conservation Award, The Architects’ Journal First Building Award, and the ADAPT Trust Access Award.

List of winners and short-listed entries

  • 2002 - Wilkinson Eyre Architects: Gateshead Millennium Bridge, winner
    • Malcolm Fraser Architects: Dance Base, Grassmarket, Edinburgh
    • Edward Cullinan Architects: Downland Gridshell, Weald and Downland Open Air Museum
    • David Chipperfield Architects: Ernsting'Germany" title ="Germany">Germany
    • Building Design Partnership: Hampden Gurney Church of England Primary School, London W1
    • Richard Rogers Partnership: Lloyd's Register of Shipping
    • Benson and Forsyth: Millennium Wing, National Gallery of Ireland
  • 1999 - Future Systems: Media Centre at Lords, winner
    • David Chipperfield Architects: River and Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames
    • Gordon Benson and Alan Forsyth: Museum of Scotland
    • Alsop, Lyall & Störmer: North Greenwich Jubilee Line Underground station
    • Chris Wilkinson Architects: Jubilee Line Extension Project
    • Wilford Associates: Sto AG Marketing and Training Building
    • Foster and Partners: Reichstag, Berlin
    • O'Donnell & Tuomey: Ranelagh Multi-Denominational School
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