Sunday, 14 October 2012

RIBA 2012 Winner

The Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA) Stirling Prize 2012 has been awarded to the Sainsbury Laboratory, an £82m research centre for doing clever things with plants at the University of Cambridge, Botanical Gardens (CLICK). The building was designed by Stanton Williams Architects (CLICK) and financed by Lord Sainsbury's Gatsby Charitable Foundation (CLICK). The Stirling Prize judges praised the Sainsbury Laboratory for its "stimulating working environment", designed to attract world-class scientists, and its use of natural light. The designers win £20,000 (CLICK).


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