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2018 Riba Stirling shortlist in pictures

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The six buildings to be shortlisted for the 2018 Riba Stirling prize have been announced.

Those nominated for the UK’s best new building include a nursery school and cemetery, as well as student accommodation and an office building.

The Royal Institute for British Architects will announce the winner of it’s highest accolade in October.

Hastings Pier won last year’s award, after it was devastated by fire in 2010.

RIBA President Ben Derbyshire said: “This shortlist illustrates why UK architects and architecture are held in such high regard around the world.

“Years of thoughtful design, collaborative working and a desire to nurture the human spirit has resulted in six buildings of real integrity and purpose. I am sure they will continue to inspire those who experience them, for decades to come.”

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Bloomberg, London by Foster + Partners

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The Norman Foster-designed offices were opened last October and provide Bloomberg with a £1bn European headquarters

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Bushey Cemetery, Hertfordshire by Waugh Thistleton Architects

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Bushey Cemetery forms part of the United Synagogue and provides 17,000 more burial spaces for the Jewish community of north-west London

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Chadwick Hall, University of Roehampton, London by Henley Halebrown

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The architect’s brief was to design halls that would provide 210 ensuite rooms for the students of Roehampton University, in the leafy surrounds of the Grade II-listed Georgian Downshire House

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New Tate St Ives, Cornwall by Jamie Fobert Architects with Evans & Shalev

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The reconfiguration and extension of the Tate St Ives art gallery doubles the exhibition space and creates a new public walkway connecting the town to the beach

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Storey’s Field Community Centre and Nursery, Cambridge by MUMA

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This nursery and community centre was commissioned by Cambridge University and inspired by the college cloisters and courts of the city

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The Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College, Oxford by Niall McLaughlin Architects

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This Oxford University lecture theatre consists of a floating auditorium crafted from classic Oxford stone and natural oak to blend into the existing landscape

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