Osborne Delighted as Stirling Prize Shortlist Announced
Every year the RIBA Stirling Prize is presented to the architects of the building which has made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture over the past year.
The RIBA Stirling Midlist represents the best of the RIBA National and European Award winners. Members of the RIBA Awards Group visit these buildings and come together with members of the RIBA Stirling Prize Jury to agree the final six schemes, and the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre is one of the six finalists to be shortlisted.
Osborne as the only regional contractor in the running undertook this incredibly ambitious development which aimed to meet London School of Economics’ specification for a building that would enhance the student experience and learning at the heart of their central London campus.
David Fison, Chief Executive at Osborne said: “I am incredibly proud of our people who worked on this project and our company. We are delighted to have been involved in a project of this calibre. The project has already had amazing success beating considerable high-profile buildings to these accolades, including the Shard and the London Aquatics Centre, winning the ‘Central London RIBA Award 2014’ and ‘RIBA London Building of the Year 2014.”
Earlier this year, on the handover of LSE, Julian Robinson, London School of Economics Director of Estates, said, “The sheer scale of LSE’s ambition, Osborne’s craftsmanship, and O’Donnell & Tuomey’s creativity mean that I can honestly say that in my 25 years of working in development and construction, I have never commissioned a building of this architectural quality and breath-taking uniqueness.”
Other contenders for the architecture award include the London Aquatic Centre, Birmingham library, Everyman theatre in Liverpool and the Shard.
The winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize will be announced in October.