The Library of Birmingham has been voted building of the year by readers of the Architects' Journal.
The £188 million library opened in September and recently welcomed its one millionth visitor.
The 10-storey building was designed by Dutch architecture practice Mecanoo.
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A Sandwell man who stabbed his partner of 20 years to death following an argument has been convicted of her murder.
The incident, in which it is believed a man attempted to take a child from her family, happened at around 3pm yesterday afternoon.
Martin Carter spotted Sarah Burke and let his dog loose to attack her - which was then filmed on a mobile phone. She later killed herself.