Everyman Theatre in Liverpool by Haworth Tompkins

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This week we announced the 2014 winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize and published two very unusual houses, including one that can float on rising floodwater. Read on for more architecture and design highlights.

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Liverpool Everyman Theatre Haworth Tompkins

Haworth Tompkins' new home for the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool won the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize, fending off shortlisted projects including The Shard by Renzo Piano, Zaha Hadid's Olympic Aquatics Centre, and Europe's largest public library by Mecanoo. Steven Tompkins told Dezeen his firm had been in "the right place at the right time".

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UFCSPA Campus design by OSPA

Winning proposals were chosen for a number of major architecture competitions, including a Brazilian sports campus featuring a football pitch hovering over basketball courts, zigzagging buildings by MVRDV in Germany and OMA's garden bridge design for Washington DC.

Vinge train station by Henning Larsen Architects
Vinge train station by Henning Larsen Architects

Henning Larsen Architects' also won the opportunity to realise its train station design for a completely new town located near Copenhagen in Denmark.

Taichung Condominium Tower by Richard Meier
Taichung Condominium Tower by Richard Meier

In other architecture news, American architect Richard Meier unveiled his design for a 163-metre-high skyscraper in Taiwan, David Adjaye submitted plans to overhaul the "Mole Man" house in London made famous by its former occupant who possessed a penchant for digging tunnels, and we reported on the progress of The Broad gallery in Los Angeles.

Mercedes Benz Future Truck 2025
Mercedes Benz Future Truck 2025

Driverless vehicles continued to make the headlines as Mercedes Benz unveiled a self-driving truck, and Tesla's lasted model SD was released with a function allowing owners to "summon" their cars.

S House by Yuusuke Karasawa
S House by Yuusuke Karasawa

Popular projects this week included a maze-like Japanese house featuring an entirely transparent facade, a house that can float on rising floodwater and a short animation depicting the completion of Antoni Gaudí's Sagrada Família basilica in Barcelona, which resurfaced on social media and subsequently went viral.

2026 completion of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia
2026 completion of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia

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