German museum wins top British architecture prize

Marbach am Neckar, southern Germany


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Just around the corner from us. I will check it out soon. Marbach is where Shiller was born. Great town.
German museum wins top British architecture prize

LONDON (AFP) — Germany's Museum of Modern Literature, a pavilion-like building which perches on top of a rock plateau, won Britain's top prize for architecture Saturday.
The building in Marbach am Neckar, southern Germany, designed by Britain's David Chipperfield Architects won the Royal Institute of British Architects' Stirling Prize, which is worth 20,000 pounds (29,000 euros, 41,000 dollars).
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BBC: Museum wins UK architecture prize

A museum in Germany has won the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) Stirling Prize.
The Museum of Modern Literature in Marbach am Neckar was designed by UK firm David Chipperfield Architects.
The museum brings together the works of well-known German authors from the former West and East Germany.
The annual prize, awarded at a ceremony in Camden, north London, honours the building which has made the greatest contribution to British architecture.
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Two of the six nominees were in Germany; my personal favourite was the other one, the surprisingly sympathetic redevelopment of Dresden Hauptbahnhof by the glass-and-steel junkies Foster & Partners.

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Videos and photos of the shortlisted buildings can be found at C4/Stirling Prize.
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