Almacantar sponsors the RIBA Stirling Prize

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Almacantar are delighted to announce a major partnership for the RIBA Stirling Prize. The three-year sponsorship commences with immediate effect.

Mike Hussey, Chief Executive Almacantar, said:

“Buildings touch all of us in our daily lives and their design requires a thorough understanding of use and users, context, structure and material. The RIBA Stirling Prize recognises excellence in this field and we are delighted to be sponsoring this most esteemed award in UK architecture.”

RIBA Chief Executive Harry Rich said:

“We are delighted that Almacantar have joined us as partners for the RIBA Stirling Prize. Now in its 20th year the prize continues to go from strength to strength and the generous support of Almacantar marks an exciting new development for architecture’s most prestigious award.”

Stephen Hodder MBE, RIBA President and the first ever recipient of the RIBA Stirling Prize, said:

“Almacantar have an enviable portfolio of investment and development, working with some of the most world-renowned and up-and-coming architects. I am delighted the RIBA Stirling Prize has the patronage of such experienced supporters of architecture.”

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Notes:

1. For further press information, contact Melanie Mayfield melanie.mayfield@riba.org 020 7307 3662

2. Almacantar is a property investment and development company specialising in large-scale, complex investments in Central London, with the potential to create long-term value through development, repositioning or active asset management. Since launching in 2010, Almacantar has acquired a number of prime assets with untapped potential in the heart of London, including: Centre Point, Marble Arch Tower, CAA House, 125 Shaftesbury Avenue and One and Two South Bank Place. www.almacantar.com For further information please contact: Finsbury +44 (0)20 7251 3801 Faeth Birch

3. The RIBA Stirling Prize was set up in 1996 and is named after the great British architect Sir James Stirling (1926 – 1992). The prize is presented to the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture over the past year. The prize is for the best building in the UK by an RIBA chartered architect or International Fellow. www.architecture.com/ribastirlingprize

4. The Architects’ Journal is professional media partner for the RIBA Stirling Prize. www.architectsjournal.co.uk

5. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members www.architecture.com

6. Follow us on Twitter for regular RIBA updates www.twitter.com/RIBA


Posted on Friday 7th August 2015

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