Competition: five copies of The Sainsbury
Laboratory book to give away

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Competition: five copies of The Sainsbury Laboratory book to give away

Competition: Dezeen is giving readers the chance to win one of five books about Stanton Williams' Sainsbury Laboratory, the winner of this year's Stirling Prize.

Congratulations to the winners! Dean Pavitt from the UK, Andrea Balzano from Italy, Peter Sebes from Hungary, Waimond Ip from China and Daniel Scott from the USA all woon a copy of The Sainsbury Laboratory.

Competition: five copies of The Sainsbury Laboratory book to give away

The Sainsbury Laboratory: Science, Architecture, Art has been published to coincide with the opening of the plant science laboratory at the University of Cambridge’s Botanic Garden.

Competition: five copies of The Sainsbury Laboratory book to give away

Both the building design by British architecture firm Stanton Williams and the plant research undertaken in the laboratories are explored through photographs and text.

Competition: five copies of The Sainsbury Laboratory book to give away

The book features an introduction by Lord David Sainsbury and essays by authors Stephen Day, John Parker and Steve Rose.

Competition: five copies of The Sainsbury Laboratory book to give away

An accompanying DVD includes information about the development of the project with input from a number of specialists who were involved in the various aspects of the scheme.

Competition: five copies of The Sainsbury Laboratory book to give away

The Sainsbury Laboratory: Science, Architecture, Art is published by Black Dog Publishing and is available to purchase here.

Competition: five copies of The Sainsbury Laboratory book to give away

Read more about the Sainsbury Laboratory building in our previous story here, and see all our stories about Stanton Williams here.

Competition: five copies of The Sainsbury Laboratory book to give away

This competition is now closed.

Competition: five copies of The Sainsbury Laboratory book to give away

Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the top of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.

Competition: five copies of The Sainsbury Laboratory book to give away

Here is some information from the publishers:


The Sainsbury Laboratory in Cambridge by Stanton Williams, winner of the 2012 Stirling prize.

The Sainsbury Laboratory: Science, Architecture, Art is published in conjunction with the opening of the plant science laboratory at the University of Cambridge’s Botanic Garden.

Competition: five copies of The Sainsbury Laboratory book to give away

The book and related DVD focus on the three main elements that have brought this building and project together—science, architecture and art. The science refers to the laboratories status as a centre at the forefront of plant sciences and to the world experts in this field who work there; the architecture refers to ground-breaking laboratory design by Stanton Williams, which has been nominated for a World Architecture Festival Award; the art refers to the specially commissioned public artworks in the Laboratory and the grounds of the Botanic Garden by Norman Ackroyd, Susanna Heron and William Pye, as well as the garden’s education programme.

Competition: five copies of The Sainsbury Laboratory book to give away

The Sainsbury Laboratory: Science, Architecture, Art features an introduction by Lord David Sainsbury and essays by Stephen Day, John Parker and Steve Rose—experts in the three fields that the book encompasses. The DVD provides an in-depth insight into the thought processes and practices of a range of specialists who have made the project possible, from the initial laboratory design to the exciting potential of the research and development in the field of plant sciences that the work at The Sainsbury Laboratory is producing.

Competition: five copies of The Sainsbury Laboratory book to give away

Throughout both the book and DVD, the inspirations of the scientists, architects and artists involved in the project are revealed, including the work of John Stevens Henslow, the botanist who established the Botanic Garden in 1762 and who taught Charles Darwin, the buildings of Louis Kahn, Le Corbusier and Carlo Scarpa, and the intricate workings of plants themselves. Together these form a highly visual celebration of the influences that have brought this pioneering building about.