Edited by Sheila Kim -- Interior Design, 12/1/2002 12:00:00 AM
The Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize, the U.K.'s most prestigious award in its field, was conferred on Wilkinson Eyre Architects for the Gateshead Millennium Bridge linking Newcastle and Gateshead, England. RIBA praised the double arch—often compared to a giant eye—for its superior design, construction, and engineering. Worth about $31,000, the annual prize recognizes the structure that has made the most significant contribution to British architecture in the past year. (Contestants must be RIBA members.) Wilkinson Eyre Architects, which also won in 2001 for a science-adventure center, is the first firm to be awarded the seven-year-old prize twice.
The Gateshead Millennium Bridge by Wilkinson Eyre Architects has won the Royal Institute of British Architects's top 2002 prize.
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