Anuncio oficial efectuado hace aproximadamente una hora: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) obtiene el prestigioso RIBA Stirling Prize 2015 por su proyecto de Burntwood School, Escuela para Chicas en Wandsworth, Londres.
Burntwood School, a large comprehensive girls’ school in Wandsworth, London by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) has won the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize 2015 for the UK’s best new building. Now in its 20th year, the RIBA Stirling Prize, sponsored by Almacantar, is the UK’s most prestigious architecture prize.
Given annually to an individual (or practice) that has recently made a major contribution internationally to both the theory and practice of architecture, the award will be presented to Koolhaas on November 20th at the RIBA in London.
The event will also feature a public lecture by Koolhaas, chaired by architectural theorist Charles Jencks.
The RIBA stated: “Through his research and experimentation as well as his built projects and literature, Rem Koolhaas consciously works to deepen and expand the intrinsic connection between architecture and contemporary culture.”
El aspecto de este pabellón combina novedades en tecnología con la utilización del mimbre. Su apariencia orgánica se ha logrado a través de 8. 524 paneles de mimbre de gran tamaño que cubren la fachada y que ocultan un esqueleto de 25. 000 metros de acero tubular, ha recibido el apodo del «pabellón cesto».
Según explica la responsable actual del estudio EMBT, Benedetta Tagliabue, «el material es una fibra natural, una artesanía manual de tradición común a Oriente y Occidente y que, por lo tanto, se convierte en la principal conexión entre España y China». En su propuesta, Tagliabue también intentó apartarse del concepto tradicional de edificio como contenedor y abrió camino a espacios a modo de grandes cestos de mimbre que permiten el flujo sencillo de los visitantes.
El Pabellón de España en Expo Shanghai 2010 diseñado por el estudio de arquitectura Miralles Tagliabue EMBT ha obtenido el permio internacional de arquitectura del Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) 2010.
Estos galardones premian la excelencia en el trabajo de sus miembros en todo el mundo y se otorgan a empresas de fuera del Reino Unido, a construcciones en el exterior de las islas y a empresas británicas que construyen fuera de la Unión Europea.
The judges described the London cancer centre as a “timeless work of architecture that not only distils the intentions of this brief but expresses in built form compassion, sensitivity and a deep sense of our common humanity.”
They added: “This quietly confident building is truly, unquestionably a haven for those who have been diagnosed with cancer. Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners’ achievement is in having created a completely informal, home-like sanctuary to help patients learn to live with cancer.”
In his short acceptance speech, Richard Rogers described the building as a “wonderful project”.
He paid tribute to Maggie Keswick, the late wife of client Charles Jencks, who’s death of cancer led Jencks to create a series of cancer care centres as a fitting memorial.
Rogers said: “The one person missing here is Maggie. She will certainly be the person I’m thinking of.”
LORD ROGERS last night won the £20,000 Stirling Prize, the premier award in British architecture, for his design of a cancer support centre.
The prize comes as a ringing endorsement from his peers despite Rogers being bumped off the £1 billion Chelsea Barracks redevelopment project by the intervention of Prince Charles. His victory — for the Maggie’s Centre in Hammersmith, west London — came as a surprise. The favourite for the award had been an art gallery on a Danish island by minimalist architect Tony Fretton.
Giving the prestigious prize to the firm of Rogers Stirk Harbour was a popular choice, however. The programme of Maggie’s Centres began with a converted stable block in Edinburgh in 1996.
The six centres built so far are architecturally ambitious. Five are in Scotland, including designs by Frank Gehry (Dundee) and Zaha Hadid (Fife). Sarah Brown, the prime minister’s wife, was closely involved with the building of the Fife Maggie’s Centre, which is in her husband’s constituency.
Richard Rogers takes architecture’s top prize for the second time
Richard Rogers’ Maggie’s Centre in west London has been awarded the RIBA Stirling Prize for 2009, announced at a televised ceremony on Saturday. From a shortlist of six, Rogers’ design won the £20,000 prize making this the second time his practice has achieved what is considered to be one of the most prestigious architecture prizes. Rogers’ Barajas Airport in Spain scooped the top spot in 2006.
El estudio Richard Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners obtuvo el premio RIBA por segunda vez, por un centro para enfermos de cáncer en Londres; el primero fue en 2006 por la Terminal 4 de Barajas, Madrid