2018 RIBA Stirling Shortlist

Date Published 19 July 2018

The six buildings to be shortlisted for the 2018 Riba Stirling prize have been announced.

Those nominated for the UK`s best new building include a nursery school and cemetery, as well as student accommodation and an office building.
The Royal Institute for British Architects will announce the winner of it`s highest accolade in October.
Hastings Pier won last year`s award, after it was devastated by fire in 2010.

RIBA President Ben Derbyshire said: "This shortlist illustrates why UK architects and architecture are held in such high regard around the world.
"Years of thoughtful design, collaborative working and a desire to nurture the human spirit has resulted in six buildings of real integrity and purpose. I am sure they will continue to inspire those who experience them, for decades to come."

• Bloomberg, London by Foster + Partners
The Norman Foster-designed offices were opened last October and provide Bloomberg with a £1bn European headquarters

• Bushey Cemetery, Hertfordshire by Waugh Thistleton Architects
Bushey Cemetery forms part of the United Synagogue and provides 17,000 more burial spaces for the Jewish community of north-west London

• Chadwick Hall, University of Roehampton, London by Henley Halebrown
The architect`s brief was to design halls that would provide 210 en-suite rooms for the students of Roehampton University, in the leafy surrounds of the Grade II-listed Georgian Downshire House

• New Tate St Ives, Cornwall by Jamie Fobert Architects with Evans & Shalev
The reconfiguration and extension of the Tate St Ives art gallery doubles the exhibition space and creates a new public walkway connecting the town to the beach

• Storey`s Field Community Centre and Nursery, Cambridge by MUMA
This nursery and community centre was commissioned by Cambridge University and inspired by the college cloisters and courts of the city

• The Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College, Oxford by Niall McLaughlin Architects
This Oxford University lecture theatre consists of a floating auditorium crafted from classic Oxford stone and natural oak to blend into the existing landscape