Olympic Stadium gets RIBA Awards
Olympic Stadium is among the 59 buildings which are on the 2012 Stirling Prize longlist, which isrevealed by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). This year's prize will be presented on13 October.
Among the 59 buildings, 50 are from across the UK, with nine RIBA Award buildings from EUcountries. They comprise the shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize.
"What really stands out is that even in times of austerity, we can still deliver amazingly clever,high quality buildings that reflect the needs of today and enhance our daily lives," RIBA PresidentAngela Brady said, "The judges were delighted to see so many well considered, crafted andinnovative projects, and the use of beautiful materials - these projects are truly exciting andinspiring."
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The Olympic Stadium, designed by Populous, has employed rain water collection technology,PVC and light steel to keep the costs and satisfy the environmental standard.
The RIBA Awards were launched in 1966 and are judged and presented locally. The RIBASterling prize was first awarded in 1987, and has been running yearly since 1996.