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Young Vic shortlisted for Stirling Prize

The Young Vic Theatre in The Cut has been shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize.

The Young Vic Theatre has been shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize.

The new Young Vic building designed by architect Haworth Tomkins opened last year. The citation describes The Cut as "a cheerfully scruffy part of south London into which, in the 1970s, architect Bill Howell introduced the Young Vic". Haworth Tomkins' work is described as having "remained true to the ad-hoc aesthetic original" , and retaining "the audience/performer relationship that distinguished its predecessor".

The other shortlisted buildings include Dresden Station redevelopment and the Savill Building in Windsor Great Park. Last year the Evelina Children's Hospital was among those shortlised.

The RIBA Stirling Prize, named after the British architect Sir James Stirling 1926-1992), is given for the Royal Institute of British Architects Aassociation building of the year. The competition is run in association with The Architects' Journal. The winning architect receives a cash prize of 20,000.

The shortlisted buildings, chosen from winners of the RIBA National Awards and selected RIBA European Awards, will be visited in September by the RIBA Stirling Prize jury.

The winner will chosen on Saturday 6 October when the prizewinner is announced at 8pm during a live Channel 4 broadcast.

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