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    The Evelyn Grace Academy (Pic: Hufton and Crow)

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    The Angel Building (Pic: Tim Soar)

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    An Gaelaras

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    The Royal Shakespeare Theatre (Pic: Peter Cook)

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    The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, interior (Pic: Peter Cook)

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    The Olympic Velodrome (Pic: Richard Davies)

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    Museum Folkwang (Pic: Christin Richters)

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    Boston Museum of Fine Arts (Pic: Nigel Young)

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    Guangzhou Opera House (Pic: Iwan Baan)

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    Guangzhou Opera House (Pic: Simon Bertrand)

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    The Masdar Institute (Pic: Nigel Young)

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    The Met (Pic: Patrick Bingham-Hall)

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    Virginia Museum ofFine Arts (Pic: Bilyana Dimitrova)

RIBA Stirling Prize

Posted by Rob Alderson,

Buildings eh? Where would be without them? The jungle probably. Anyway, The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) announced the shortlists for its annual prizes today, and it was an impressive double for Zaha Hadid who is up for gongs in both the UK and international categories.

On the domestic Stirling Prize shortlist, her Evelyn Grace Academy in London is joined by the new Olympic Velodrome, The Angel Building, the redesigned Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, An Gaelaras in Derry and the Folkwang Museum in Germany (which qualifies because it was designed here).

The international Lubetkin Prize sees Hadid’s Guangzhou Opera House go up against The Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi, The Met in Bangkok, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

The winners will be announced in October.

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Posted by Rob Alderson

Editor-in-Chief Rob oversees editorial across all three It’s Nice That platforms; online, print and events. He has a background in newspaper journalism and a particular interest in art, advertising and photography. He is the main host of the Studio Audience podcast.