RIBA Stirling Prize celebrates UK architecture

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced this year’s Stirling Prize, which is awarded to the most outstanding contribution to architecture in the United Kingdom.

This year’s winner, the Newport Street Gallery in London, was designed by architecture firm Caruso St John.

Interestingly, the gallery, which houses artist Damien Hirst’s private collection, consists of three listed Victorian industrial buildings, which have been remodelled and combined with two new structures.

Boasting a distinctive jagged roof, the gallery has an understated brick façade with black accents and expansive windows.

The RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist featured another five buildings: Blavatnik School of Government, City of Glasgow College, Outhouse, Trafalgar Place, and Weston Library.

Find out more about the Stirling Prize, one of architecture’s most prestigious awards, here.

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