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Architecture's Stirling Prize puts 'anti icons' in spotlight

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)

  • 10 Oct 2012