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MAXXI wins Stirling Prize 2010

4th October 2010

Zaha Hadid Architects has won the prestigious GBP 20,000 Stirling Prize 2010 for MAXXI, the National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome.

The award was presented to the firm by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Architects' Journal and construction firm Benchmark at a ceremony at the Roundhouse in London.

Other buildings shortlisted for the Stirling Prize 2010 included the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, Guildford's Christ's College School and Bateman's Row in London.

MAXXI is organised into five main suites, which are 'bravely' lit by a roof of controllable skylights, louvres and beams. Judges described the museum as a 'mature piece of architecture' and claimed it could be Zaha Hadid's finest work to date.

RIBA president Ruth Reed commented: 'In MAXXI we have a much deserved winner and I am delighted to award Zaha Hadid Architects with architecture's highest accolade.'

Earlier this year, the RIBA named 102 winners in its awards for architectural excellence, including Northern Ireland's Downe Hospital, Scotland's Hotel Missoni and London's Medieval and Renaissance Galleries at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
 

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