Zaha Hadid Architects wins RIBA Stirling Prize 2011

The Evelyn Grace Academy, London by Zaha Hadid Architects has won the prestigious £20,000 RIBA Stirling Prize 2011. This is the second year running that Zaha Hadid Architects have won the RIBA Stirling Prize; last year winning with MAXXI Museum of 21st Century Art in Rome. The presentation took place on Saturday 1 October at Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham, and will be televised on Sunday 2 October on BBC Two’s The Culture Show at 5pm. A highly stylized zig-zag of steel and glass, the Evelyn Grace Academy is squeezed onto the tightest of urban sites. The architects received a complex brief: four schools under a single academy umbrella with the need to express both independence and unity. The architects were strongly encouraged by the client to ‘think outside the box’. Info: