After its irreverent awards parody predicted last year's surprise win, the architect hopes to succeed again – or at least raise a laugh
Bookies take note: architect 3DReid tomorrow holds its annual mock run of the Stirling prize, which last year accurately predicted Accordia's surprise win.
The mock award process works by randomly allocating the six shortlisted schemes to six volunteers, who must then argue the case for “their” building in 50 words or less. An irreverent approach is encouraged (see full nominations below).
Presentations will be held across the practice's seven offices tomorrow with the result of the vote announced during the afternoon. The RIBA will reveal the official prize winner on Saturday.
At present Tony Fretton is the bookies' favourite to win the real prize, but the outcome of the 3D Reid vote tomorrow could change those odds.
To tell us who you think should win the real prize, take part in our poll below.
The shortlisted schemes, with their 50-word "nominations" from 3D Reid's funsters, are:
Kentish Town Health Centre, London, by AHMM
“Based on Jenga, it's a towering achievement for AHMM but the odds may be stacked against them this year!
“Education is replaced by health, stripes replaced by super graphics but the trademark quality is still there.
“Last year they were favourites and didn't win. This year they're not, so should do!”
Fuglsang Kunstmuseum, Denmark, by Tony Fretton Architects
“Tony Fretton goes back to the future and delivers a beautifully considered, gallery built around a modernist aesthetic.
“Offering a New Puritanism for these, more sober, times (we hear rumours that the award ceremony dinner will consist of bread, butter, water and gruel) - he should (Mc)fly away with this one!”
Bodegas Protos, Spain by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
“A 19,500m2 cellar extension of the existing winery facilities, where there are more than two kilometres of tunnels and subterranean galleries beneath the castle hill with the capacity to process 1 million kilos of grapes per year or… a shedful of wine!
“A heady mix of contemporary and traditional, fused together for the joy and delight of wine; a temple worthy for the gods, all hail Dionysus! Hic!”
Maggies Centre, London, by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
“A screaming red cube of superstar architectural intervention in a domestic London street, creating a perfectly calming environment for its users. A real testament to the 17-person architectural team it took to design all 370m2.”
Liverpool One Masterplan, Liverpool, by BDP
“Liverpool One: Manchester Nil.
“Much acclaimed by all but is this what Liverpool really needed… or would £1bn be better spent on a new centre forward and holding midfielder?
“Will this one steal the prize?”
5 Aldermanbury Square, London, by Eric Parry Architects
“It's a nice, shiny 18-storey “virtually column-free” (except for the columns) open-plan office space and a core or two. And is the answer to all the problems of the area.”