Bodleian Weston Library in Oxford is among the nominees

Riba announces Stirling Prize shortlist

Eleanor Mills, 20.07.2016
Bodleian Weston Library and Newport Street Gallery among those vying for award
Two cultural venues are on the shortlist for this year’s Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) Stirling Prize for best new building in the UK.

The Bodleian Weston Library at the University of Oxford, and the Newport Street Gallery in London, home to artist Damien Hirst’s private collection, are among the six buildings nominated for the prize.

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An interior view of Newport Street Gallery
 
The Weston Library opened in March 2015 following a three-year redevelopment by WilkinsonEyre architects. It is housed in a Grade II-listed building, by English architect Giles Gilbert Scott, and includes two exhibitions spaces as well as study rooms, reading rooms, a lecture theatre, cafe and shop.

Caruso St John Architects' work at Newport Street Gallery also includes listed buildings. Three Victorian industrial workshops have been converted to a two-floor space to display art.

The four other shortlisted projects are the Blavatnik School of Government in Oxford by Herzog and de Meuron; the City of Glasgow College on Riverside Campus by Michael Laird Architects & Reiach and Hall Architects; Outhouse, a private residence in the Forest of Dean by Loyn and Co Architects; and Trafalgar Place, a housing development in London’s Elephant and Castle, by dRMM Architecture.

The Stirling Prize is announced on 6 October.

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