The Savill Building in Windsor and the Young Vic Theatre in London are the two UK contenders from the six-strong shortlist for this year’s Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize.
The modern pavilion in Windsor Great Park, designed by Glenn Howells Architects, and the theatre in London’s SE1, by Haworth Tompkins, have been given odds of 5/1 and 7/1 respectively by William Hill to scoop the prize.
In association with the Architects’ Journal, the Riba Stirling Prize awards £20 000 to the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year.
The other four buildings competing for the prize include the America’s Cup Building in Valencia, Spain, by David Chipperfield Architects, Casa da Musica, in Porto, Portugal, by Office for Metropolitan Architecture, the Dresden Station redevelopment in Germany by Foster & Partners and the Museum of Modern Literature in Marbach am Neckar, Germany, also by David Chipperfield.
The Riba Stirling Prize jury will visit all six shortlisted buildings, and then meet for a final time on the day of the presentation, Saturday 6 October, at the Roundhouse in north London, to pick the winner.
The jury is chaired by Urban Splash chairman Tom Bloxham MBE, and comprises architect Louisa Hutton, author and philosopher Alain de Botton, Architects’ Journal editor Keiran Long and architect and Riba President Sunand Prasad.
Apart from the Museum of Literature, which has odds of 5/1 to win, the further three European buildings have been placed with odds of 3/1.