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RIBA Stirling Prize moves to BBC 2

this year's RIBA Stirling Prize is to be broadcast on BBC 2 programme The Culture Show rather than Channel 4. See press release below.

See also: our story about last year's winning project.

RIBA Stirling Prize to move to BBC TWO’s The Culture Show

BBC TWO’s flagship arts programme, The Culture Show, is to broadcast The Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize for the first time.

Now in its fifteenth year, the prize is awarded to the architects of the best new European building ‘built or designed in Britain’.

The winner of the UK’s most prestigious architecture prize will be announced live as part of a special edition of The Culture Show presented by Kevin McCloud on Saturday 2 October at 6.30pm from The Roundhouse, London. Architecture critic and The Culture Show presenter Tom Dyckhoff will present films about the shortlisted buildings.

The BBC’s Commissioning Editor for Arts, Mark Bell, commented:

“As part of the BBC’s commitment to the arts we’re delighted to be shining the light on the very best in British architecture. The Culture Show, which reflects the best of the cultural landscape, is the perfect vehicle for delivering a strong live programme about architecture.”

Ruth Reed, RIBA President said:

“This is the eleventh year the RIBA Stirling Prize will be broadcast on national television, and we are delighted this year to be joining forces with the BBC. The fit with the BBC and the RIBA is fantastic and is sure to give the prize even greater prominence over the coming years.”

The Culture Show editor Janet Lee added:

“The Culture Show team are very excited to be able to showcase the work of some of the world’s greatest architects and give insight to our viewers on just what it takes to build brilliant buildings.”


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