The Stirling Prize Nomination
The RIBA Stirling Prize is given to the architect of the building thought to be the most significant of the year for the evolution of architecture and the built environment. The winner from the six nominations will be announced on 8 October 2019.
The public can also vote for their own favourite in the ‘People’s Choice’ award at this link. Voting will close on 7 October 2019.
Based on a design by Grimshaw, London Bridge station re-opened in May 2018 following a £1bn transformation as part of the Government sponsored Thameslink Programme, a partnership between the Department for Transport, Network Rail, Govia Thameslink Railway, Southeastern and Siemens.
In a five-year build programme the project created the largest street-level station concourse in the UK, larger than the football pitch at Wembley stadium, preserved many historic features while also making a major contribution to the regeneration of this area of London.
Work included a major track upgrade, a new rail underpass on the approach to the station and platform widenings and extensions, all of which means 30% more trains can use the station than before.
London Bridge is the oldest station in central London and the fourth busiest in the UK. The station was originally built as two separate stations. The rebuild means that for the first-time passengers can reach all 15 platforms from one concourse.
Throughout the rebuild the station remained open to ensure rail services were maintained for the 55 million customers who use it each year.
The station earned its place among the six strong Stirling Prize shortlist having previously been awarded a RIBA London Award 2019 a RIBA National Award 2019 and being named the RIBA London Building of the Year 2019.
BBC Arts has produced six short films about each nominated building which can be viewed here.