The RIBA Stirling Prize 2010: A Culture Show Special

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Duration: 1 hour

This Culture Show special is fronted by Kevin McCloud and comes live from the Roundhouse in London for the announcement of the Royal Institute of British Architects' Stirling Prize.

Now in its 15th year, the RIBA Stirling Prize is awarded to the best new European building 'built or designed in Britain'. This year's shortlisted buildings are: Bateman's Row, a mixed-use development in East London by architects Theis & Khan; two schools - Christ's College, Guildford, designed by DSDHA, and Clapham Manor School, by DRMM; and three museums - the Ashmolean in Oxford by Rick Mather, Maxxi in Rome by Zaha Hadid, and the Neues Museum in Berlin by David Chipperfield.

Tom Dyckhoff presents short films about each of the shortlisted buildings, puts their different styles into context by explaining how each building relates to the principles of modernism, and looks back at the history of the Stirling Prize.

Kevin McCloud talks to the Stirling Prize judges about their thoughts on all six of the shortlisted buildings, and Ruth Reed, RIBA president, announces the winner of this year's Stirling Prize.

  • Tom Dyckhoff outside Clapham Manor Primary School

    Tom Dyckhoff outside Clapham Manor Primary School

    A prominent feature of the school is the multi-coloured glass cladding. The panels are glazed externally, but internally can be transparent, translucent, or opaque. They are designed to enhance the energy performance of the building.

  • Neues Museum Main Hall

    Neues Museum Main Hall

    Berlin's Neues Museum was originally designed by Friedrich Stüler, a pupil of Schinkel, and built between 1841 and 1859 to show off the archaeological and scientific prowess of one of Europe’s leading powers. It was ruined by the war, so the main aim of Chipperfield’s project was to reinstate the original volumes, and to repair and restore the remaining parts.


Series Producer
Emily Kennedy
Series Editor
Janet Lee
Kevin McCloud
Nicola Seare
Nicola Seare


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