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Stirling Prize 2012

The Royal Institute of British Architect’s Stirling Prize is awarded every year for excellence in architecture. Named after the late James Stirling (April 1926 – June 1992), this year’s prize shortlist saw entries from David Chipperfield and Populous, among others. The winner was Stanton Williams, for their Sainsbury Laboratory for Cambridge University.

The awards ceremony also saw French architect Christian Pottgiesser of ArchitecturePossible pick up the Manser Medal for his unusual design of “Maison L” outside Paris. During his acceptance speech he made the interesting observation that French architects do not enjoy an equivalent awards system and eye their British counterparts with envy.