Last week, the Royal Institute of British Architects launched their shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize, 2015. To promote the awards, RIBA worked with us to create a show-case microsite for the shortlisted designs.
In 2014, RIBA commissioned us to build their redesigned website, www.architecture.com, using the Contensis content management system (CMS). They approached us again this year to design and build a custom microsite to announce the shortlist for the Stirling prize. The design needed to be stylish and dynamic – suitable for the UK’s most prestigious architectural prize.
RIBA have shown that they like to push the boundaries when it comes to website design, so it was exciting to work with them again on this special project. The announcement of the annual Stirling prize shortlist sees architecture take centre stage in the public consciousness. This meant the site needed In a short time frame we have delivered a striking, user friendly, and image led design.
Named after architect Sir James Stirling and founded in 1996, the Stirling prize is the biggest event in the architectural calendar. It is awarded to the architects of the building which has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year. While architects must be members of RIBA to be shortlisted, the winning building can be anywhere in the European Union. Previous winning designs include the the iconic Natwest Media Centre at Lord’s and the Millennium Bridge in Gateshead.
You can check out the shortlist at www.architecture.com/StirlingPrize/RIBAStirlingPrize2015. This year’s award ceremony will take place on Thursday 15 October 2015.