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Olympic Velodrome is nation's favourite Stirling Prize shortlisted building

Dezeen Wire: the London Olympic Velodrome by Hopkins Architects has been voted the public's favourite building from a shortlist for this year's RIBA Stirling Prize. The velodrome attracted 63% of the vote in a poll organised by the RIBA. The official judging and announcement of the winner will take place tomorrow.

See our previous story on the London Olympic Velodrome here and details of all six shortlisted entries here. Look out for our story about the winner on Dezeen tomorrow.

Here is some more information on the results of the public poll from the RIBA:

London Olympic Velodrome voted nation’s favourite 2011 RIBA Stirling Prize-shortlisted building – but will the official judges agree tomorrow?

London’s Olympic Velodrome has been voted the public’s favourite building on the shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2011 in a poll run by the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA). The public poll closed today, ahead of the official judging and announcement of the winner which takes place tomorrow (Saturday 1 October).

Scoring 63% of the vote, the graceful and distinctive Velodrome by Hopkins Architects and the Olympic Delivery Authority has clearly captured the nation’s imagination, and was recognized as the bookies’ favourite as soon as the shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize was announced, but will the jury agree when they settle down to deliberate and vote tomorrow afternoon?

An Galeras, O’Donnell and Tuomey’s Irish cultural centre in Derry, came second in the public vote, securing 25% of the vote.

The official winner of architecture’s most prestigious prize will be announced tomorrow (Saturday 1 October) at Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham and will be broadcast as a special edition of BBC TWO’s The Culture Show on Sunday 2 October, presented by Kevin McCloud. Now in its 16th year, the RIBA Stirling Prize is awarded annually to the architects of the best new European building built or designed in the UK.

The six buildings competing for this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize in association with The Architects’ Journal and Kingspan Benchmark are:

  • An Gaelaras, Derry by O'Donnell and Tuomey
  • The Angel Building, London by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM)
  • Grace Academy, London by Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany by David Chipperfield Architects
  • Olympic Velodrome London 2012 by Hopkins Architects / ODA
  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford by Bennetts Associates

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