The Shard from Tower Bridge. Credit: Loco Steve
The Shard: do you love it or hate it? The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have nominated the controversial London skyscraper for its Stirling Prize 2014. The Prize is awarded annually to the best building in the UK by RIBA chartered architects and International Fellows, or in the rest of the EU by a RIBA chartered architect.
The full shortlist is:
- Library of Birmingham
- London Aquatic Centre
- Liverpool's Everyman Theatre
- London School of Economics Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
- London Bridge Tower / The Shard
- Manchester School of Art
The debate about the worthiness of the contenders, the injustice of the omissions, and the rightfulness of the eventual winner has begun. Join in the debate on Building Design Online.