Zaha Hadid wins the 2011 RIBA Stirling Prize

Zaha Hadid Architects,

Hufton+Crow, Luke Hayes,


Museums, Institutions, Sport & Wellness, School, Academy,

Zaha Hadid has won the RIBA Stirling Prize, a prestigious British award, for the second consecutive year. The Iraqi architect was awarded the prize in 2010 for her MAXXI museum in Rome.

Zaha Hadid wins the 2011 RIBA Stirling Prize

Zaha Hadid Architects won the 2010 RIBA Stirling Prize for the MAXXI project in Rome and has been awarded the prize again in 2011.

The project which won the award this year is Evelyn Grace Academy, a school campus in Brixton, the studio?s first project in the UK.

Zaha Hadid?s studio has built a campus of 2 junior secondary schools and 2 senior secondary schools in a residential neighbourhood.
The first problem the architects faced was ensuring the independence of the 4 institutions in a single building. The ground floor of the complex houses functions shared by all the schools and by the community outside school hours, while the first and second floors contain junior secondary schools and the third floor houses the senior secondary schools. Common rooms and science laboratories shared by all the schools are located in a common area on the second and third floors.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Design:  Zaha Hadid Architects
Location: Brixton, UK
Illustrations: courtesy of RIBA (Hufton+Crow, Luke Hayes)



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