Stadium misses out on prize

London's Olympic stadium has failed to secure its own gold medal, after missing out on the UK's most prestigious architecture prize.

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Laboratory beats stadium to prestigious prize

The ultimate winner of the Stirling architecture prize was the £82 million Sainsbury Laboratory, a new plant science research centre in Cambridge.

The judges described the laboratory as a timeless piece of architecture, a university building "taken to an extraordinary degree of sophistication and beauty".

The Sainsbury Laboratory. Credit: Hufton and Crow.
The Sainsbury Laboratory. Credit: Hufton and Crow.

Stadium misses out on architecture prize

The Olympic Stadium was one of six buildings shortlisted for the Stirling Prize. Credit: LOCOG.

London's Olympic stadium has failed to secure its own gold medal, after missing out on the UK's most prestigious architecture prize.

The 80,000-capacity stadium was one of six buildings to be shortlisted for the Royal Institute of British Architects' (Riba) Stirling Prize. But in the end the gong went to a science laboratory in Cambridge.

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