OLYMPIC STADIUM GETS ARCHITECTURE AWARD

The Olympic Stadium has been named on a list of Britain's best new buildings.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) has given awards for architectural excellence to 50 designs.

They Olympic Stadium, which has been built for the London 2012 games, will now go forward, along with a number of other buildings, for Riba's top award, the Stirling Prize.

The list also includes schools, art galleries and an opera pavilion.

Riba president Angela Brady said: "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."

Last year's Stirling Prize was won by the Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton, south London.

Posted on 21/06/2012