Sainsbury Laboratory shortlisted for Stirling Prize

Stanton Williams' Sainsbury Laboratory at the University of Cambridge has been shortlisted for UK's most prestigious architecture prize.

The Stirling Prize is awarded to the project built or designed in Britain "which has made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture in the past year." The shortlist of six projects is drawn from the fifty British projects and nine international projects which received RIBA National Awards this year.

RIBA comments: "This building is an exciting new typology, with spaces for research juxtaposed with those for education; the private and the public; the highly-technological nurture of nature with the simple enjoyment of an extended botanic garden."

New Book: The Sainsbury Laboratory: Science, Architecture, Art

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