RIBA partners with the BBC for 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize

For the second year running, the RIBA Stirling Prize for the best new building is in partnership with the BBC News Online.  The BBC will cover architecture’s most important prize in-depth through a series of video features focusing on the shortlisted buildings and an online vote.

From Friday 10 October, for six consecutive days, the BBC will run a series of online video features on each of the six buildings shortlisted for the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize; films will also be broadcast on the BBC News Channel. An online vote will launch on Friday 10 October until Wednesday 15 October, inviting people to select their favourite of the six shortlisted buildings – the winner of the vote will be announced on Thursday 16 October.  The films and voting details will be available at

In addition to the partnership, the winner of the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize will be announced live on BBC News Channel at around 8.20pm on Thursday 16 October. 

The 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize event is being held at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), 66 Portland Place W1 on the evening of Thursday 16 October.  The RIBA Stirling Prize party is supported by Champagne Taittinger and Heineken.  To book tickets for the event go to:

The Architects’ Journal is professional media partner for the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize.


Notes to Editors:

For further press information please contact Beatrice Cooke in the RIBA Press Office –; or 020 7307 3813/07805 173681

For further information on the 2014 shortlist and the judges for the prize go to:

Images of the six shortlisted buildings are available via this link:

The RIBA Stirling Prize is the UK’s most prestigious architecture award. Given to the architect of the building thought to be the most significant of the year for the evolution of architecture and the built environment, the RIBA Stirling Prize is judged on a range of criteria including design vision, innovation and originality, capacity to stimulate engage and delight occupants and visitors, accessibility and sustainability, how fit the building is for its purpose and the level of client satisfaction.  

The Architects’ Journal is professional media partner for the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize

The RIBA Manser Medal is sponsored by Hiscox Private Insurance. Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, is headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange   (LSE:HSX). There are three main underwriting divisions in the Group – Hiscox London Market, Hiscox Re and Hiscox Retail (which includes Hiscox UK and Europe, Hiscox Guernsey, Hiscox USA and subsidiary brand, DirectAsia). Hiscox underwrites internationally traded, bigger ticket business and reinsurance through Hiscox Re and Hiscox London Market. Through its retail businesses in the UK, Europe and the US Hiscox offers a range of specialist insurance for professionals and business customers, as well as homeowners.  For further information visit

Hiscox UK’s affinity partnerships team creates long term commercial relationships with leading brands.  Hiscox are able to offer RIBA members a 10% discount on their home insurance or office insurance which can also include cover for architectural models (subject to terms and conditions)  – call 0844 248 1644 or visit

The 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize is sponsored by Brockton Capital.

Champagne Taittinger is the official champagne partner for the 2014 RIBA Stirling Party. Taittinger, the only major Champagne House to remain owned and actively managed by the family named on the label. Champagne Taittinger is the second largest vineyard or domaine owner in the region giving them ultimate control of quality from vine to bottle. The Champagnes are Chardonnay dominant which gives the elegance, delicacy and finesse. Champagne Taittinger is widely distributed around the world in 140 countries. Hatch Mansfield is the sole UK agent for Champagne Taittinger.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members.  @RIBA  #StirlingPrize



Posted on Thursday 9th October 2014

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