RIBA Stirling Prize 2017


Hastings Pier

Awarded yearly by the Royal Institute of British Architects to a work built by a British architect or studio within the European Union, in 2017 the Stirling Prize has gone to a work by the London studio dRMM: the reconstruction, refurbishment, and extension of Hastings Pier, a Victorian entertainment pier in southern England, built in 1872 and destroyed by a fire in 2010. This unique, and discreet timber platform that stretches out over the sea was recognized by the jury of the prize as a “masterpiece in regeneration and inspiration,” promoted and financed through community participation and completed with the collaboration of local craftspeople. The other five shortlisted works were Barrett’s Grove by Groupwork + Amin Taha; the British Museum World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners; the Command of the Oceans building by Baynes and Mitchell Architects; the City of Glasgow College by Reiach & Hall Architects and Michael Laird Architects; and the photography studio for Jürgen Teller by 6a architects.

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