Architecture's Stirling Prize puts 'anti icons' in spotlight
10 October 2012 Last updated at 18:38 BST
The six buildings shortlisted for the 2012 Riba Stirling Prize include the Olympic Stadium and Belfast's Lyric Theatre - but does the choice of contenders reveal a revival of the "anti icon"?
Tom Dyckhoff took a look around the buildings for the BBC's Culture Show, and concluded that the list embraced the return of "a more down to Earth" style of building.
The Culture Show Architecture Special is on BBC Two, 10 October at 2200 (For viewers in the UK only)