Architect is joined on the shortlist by Foster + Partners, Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Haworth Tompkins and Glenn Howells
David Chipperfield Architect's America’s Cup building in Spain and Museum of Modern Literature in Germany are among the six buildings shortlisted for this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize.
They compete with the redevelopment of the late 19th century Dresden railway station by Foster + Partners, Porto’s concert hall Casa da Musica designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, the Haworth Tompkins redesigned Young Vic Theatre in London and the Savill Building, a modern park pavilion and visitor centre, designed by Glenn Howells Architects in Windsor.
RIBA president Jack Pringle said: "These ambitious projects are the very best in contemporary architecture, reflecting the work of our members in Europe as well as the UK. The RIBA’s best architects have long found some of their most interesting commissions in continental Europe, but perhaps it is up to UK clients to ensure a better representation of buildings in Britain in future years’ shortlists."
The £20,000 prize is awarded to the architect of the building that has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year. The 2007 judges include Tom Bloxham, Alain de Botton, architect Louisa Hutton and RIBA President Sunand Prasad.
The winner will be announced in October at the Camden Roundhouse.
The shortlist for the 2007 RIBA Stirling Prize:
• America's Cup Building, Valencia, Spain by David Chipperfield Architects
• Casa da Musica, Porto, Portugal by Office for Metropolitan Architecture
• Dresden Station Redevelopment, Dresden, Germany by Foster + Partners
• Museum of Modern Literature, Marbach am Neckar, Germany by David Chipperfield Architects
• The Savill Building, Windsor, by Glenn Howells Architects
• Young Vic Theatre, London SE1 by Haworth Tompkins