RIBA Stirling Prize 2016
Newport Street Gallery
Awarded yearly by the Royal Institute of British Architects to a work built by a British architect or studio within the European Union, in 2016 the Stirling Prize has gone to the Newport Street Gallery, designed by Adam Caruso and Peter St John. Located in Vauxhaull, in south London, the gallery is home to the private collection of the British artist Damien Hirst. It is the first time the studio Caruso St John receives the prize, after being nominated in two previous editions. On this occasion the jury highlighted how Caruso St John’s “approach to conservation is irreverent yet sensitive and achieves a clever solution that expresses a poetic juxtaposition of old and new.” The other five shortlisted works were the Blavatnik School of Government in Oxford, by Herzog & de Meuron; City of Glasgow College Riverside Campus, by Michael Laird Architects & Reiach and Hall Architects; the Outhouse house, near Wales, by Loyn & Co. Architects; Trafalgar Place housing development in London, by dRMM Architects; and the restoration and reinvigoration of Weston Library at Oxford University, by Wilkinson Eyre.