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The RIBA Stirling Prize 2005
Take a closer look at the buildings shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize and the homes nominated for the Manser Medal...

The Stirling Prize

© Roland Halbe
BMW Central Building
A dramatic,sculpted and vast arrangement of concrete fins, beams and glass.
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© Dennis Gilbert
Lewis Gluckman Gallery
An enormous, graceful treehouse that blends into its natural surrounds.
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© Keith Hunter
The Scottish Parliament Building
A building with a bold and imposing exterior and a rich, intricately crafted interior.
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© Nigel Young
McLaren Technology Centre
Both factory and office the building forms a yin and yang shape, with a formal lake making up the yang to the building’s yin.
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Jubilee Library
A dramatic glass-fronted box coated in metallic blue, hand glazed tiles made by a local ceramicist.
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The Manser Medal

Stealth House
A remarkable five-bedroom timber-framed house. The outer walls are clad in Russian redwood, while inside the walls are rendered with K-rend, which is made with crushed rubble and junk.
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© Shed KM
Private House, Oak Farm
A grade II listed 17th century farmhouse which has been restored and is linked, via a two-storey glass walkway, to a large, modern sandstone construction.
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Private House, Hove
And environmentally-friendly, intelligent and luxurious construction cladded in locally sourced sweet chestnut rainscreen, giving the house a quite beautiful silvery-grey façade.
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Cobtun House, Worcester
A low-slung, quirky country cottage which emerges seamlessly from its landscape.
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Watch the awards live with Kevin McCloud from 7pm on Saturday 15th October.
Take part in a live webchat with Jack Pringle, Judge and President of the RIBA, after the show.
Discuss your views on this year's prize.
Take a look at the official RIBA site.

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