Museum of Modern Literature
A building of classicist inspiration and precise insertion in the site has been awarded with the Stirling Prize, the most important of those given by the Royal Institute of British Architects to an individual work. Its author, the British architect David Chipperfield, has used a contained language to face a complex context, both for the presence of important historic buildings and for the steep topography of the plot that, however, offers spectacular views over the River Neckar valley. Behind the glass and concrete facade that presides the platform of access to the museum, the interior of the building combines halflit spaces – containing a valuable collection of manuscripts – with bright circulation areas and panoramic views. The list of selected projects included the Veles e Vents Building in Valencia, also designed by David Chipperfield in collaboration with studio b720, directed by Fermín Vázquez; the Casa da Música in Porto by OMA; the Dresden Station Redevelopment by Norman Foster; the Savill Building in Windsor Park, by Glenn Howells; and the Young Vic Theater in London, by the studio Haworth Tompkins.