Winner due to be announced next month

Norman Foster is to chair this year’s Stirling Prize jury.

The triple Stirling-winner will lead a panel that will also feature the artist Phyllida Barlow, new RIBA president Simon Allford and Annalie Riches, co-founder of Mikhail Riches whose Goldsmith Street social housing in Norwich won the last prize, in 2019.

The jury will be advised by architect and sustainability expert Mina Hasman, an associate director at SOM.

They will visit all the shortlisted projects and together select a winner which will be announced on 14 October at a ceremony at Basil Spence’s Coventry Cathedral, as part of the UK City of Culture celebrations.

This year’s shortlist includes Marks Barfield’s Cambridge Mosque, Amin Taha’s 15 Clerkenwell Close and the Tintagel Bridge by Ney & Partners and William Matthews Associates.

It is completed by Stanton Williams’ Cambridge key worker housing, Grafton’s Kingston University’s Town House and the Windermere Jetty Museum in Cumbria by Carmody Groarke.

Foster & Partners won its third Stirling Prize the year before Goldsmith Street, for the £1bn Bloomberg HQ in the City of London. The practice first won in 1998 for the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Cambridgeshire, followed by the Gherkin in 2004.

Meanwhile, the Cambridge Mosque Trust has been shortlisted for the RIBA Client of the Year award for commissioning Marks Barfield’s Stirling-shortlisted timber mosque.

Hackney council, English Heritage and Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick are the other contenders on the shortlist announced by the RIBA today.

The winner will be announced at the Stirling Prize ceremony next month.