RIBA Stirling Prize for British Architecture Announces 6 Finalists

zaha hadid aquatics center

Among the 6 shortlisted buildings for the 2014 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize for the best new buildings in Britain are the already famous Shard by Renzo Piano and the beautiful London Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid. Other buildings include the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool by Haworth Tompkins, the Library of Birmingham by Mecanoo, the London School of Economics building by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects, and the Manchester School of Art building by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. Here’s the 6 shortlisted buildings..

Obviously I’m arranging them in the order of who I think should win, 1st through to 6th place.

Building 1) London Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects. I love most Hadid buildings and interiors. If I was world dictator I would demand that she design 60 percent of the buildings on planet earth! ;-)

hadid swimming pool londonZaha Hadid – London Aquatics Centre.

zaha hadid london aquatics centreZaha Hadid – London Aquatics Center

diving boards by zaha hadidZaha Hadid – London Aquatics Centre. She even makes diving boards look good!

Building 2) Library of Birmingham by Mecanoo. What can I say, I have a thing patterns and the decorative.

library of birminghamLibrary of Birmingham by Mecanoo

Library of Birmingham interiorLibrary of Birmingham by Mecanoo

birmingham library englandLibrary of Birmingham by Mecanoo

Building 3) London School of Economics – Saw Swee Hock Student Centre by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects.

london school of economicsLondon School of Economics – Saw Swee Hock Student Centre by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects

lse stairs interiorLondon School of Economics – Saw Swee Hock Student Centre by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects

school of economics in londonLondon School of Economics – Saw Swee Hock Student Centre by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects

Building 4) Manchester School of Art by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

art school in manchesterManchester School of Art by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

manchester school of art interiorManchester School of Art by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Building 5) London Bridge Tower (The Shard) by Renzo Piano Building Workshop

the famous shard buildingLondon Bridge Tower (The Shard) by Renzo Piano Building Workshop

the london shard englandLondon Bridge Tower (The Shard) by Renzo Piano Building Workshop

the shard of londonLondon Bridge Tower (The Shard) by Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Building 6) Everyman Theatre, Liverpool by Haworth Tompkins

everyman theatre buildingEveryman Theatre, Liverpool by Haworth Tompkins

everyman theatre interiorEveryman Theatre, Liverpool by Haworth Tompkins

everyman theater stairsEveryman Theatre, Liverpool by Haworth Tompkins

I was going to add one image of each but felt they needed more, so I hope you enjoyed looking at them as much as I did. They’re all nice buildings. The winner will be announced in October. Find out more about the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize at their website here.

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Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.

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