Video: Stanton Williams win this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize
Stanton Williams’ Sainsbury Laboratory has won the 2012 RIBA Stirling Prize. The winner was announced at a special event in Manchester on Saturday 13th October, hosted by BBC Radio 4 presenter Mark Lawson.
You can watch a recording of the announcement below.
Angela Brady will give a short introduction to the Stirling Prize followed by an introduction to the five Stirling Judges and a video of the six shortlisted Buildings. Angela Brady will announce the winner, who will make a short speech followed by an interview with BBC Radio 4 presenter Mark Lawson. The reasons why the jury decided on the winner will then be revealed.
Two incarnations of the Stirling Prize trophy have been presented to winners since 1996. Placed side by side they would bear an uncanny, though according to designer Morag Myerscough, unconscious resemblance to the Twin Towers. The trophy is held by the winning architects for one year with the name of their practice and winning building engraved on it. When space on the first trophy ran out, Myerscough designed a new and subtly different trophy.