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RGU showcases RIBA Stirling Prize short list

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October 11 2007

An exhibition showcasing short listed work from the RIBA Stirling Prize 2006 has launched at The Robert Gordon University's Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment.

The Barajas Airport in Madrid, designed by Richard Rogers Partnership, won the 11th RIBA Stirling Prize and £20,000 prize money, beating off competition from Brick House, London by Caruso St John Architects; Evelina Children's Hospital, London by Hopkins Architects; Idea Store, Whitechapel, London by Adjaye/Associates; National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff by Richard Rogers Partnership; and Phaeno Science Centre, Wolfsburg, Germany by Zaha Hadid Architects and Mayer Bährle Freie Architekten BDA, Germany.

Commenting on the Barajas Airport design, the judges said: "Whatever the means of approach, by air or by land, the sheer scale and complexity of what has been tackled and achieved here cannot be overestimated. In response to the key challenge: that of efficiently processing constantly changing passenger flows and associated luggage handling, the resulting building presents a straightforward linear diagram in the form of a clear sequence of spectacular spaces for both departing and arriving passengers."

The exhibition will run until 18th November.

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