‘Playful, serious and beautiful’, Maggie’s Oldham is selected by the Guardian as one of the best buildings of 2017 and predicted as a contender for next year’s Stirling prize.
The Guardian’s Five Best Buildings
Maggie’s cancer centre, Oldham dRMM
Its architects won the Stirling prize with Hastings Pier, and will be contenders again with this playful, serious and beautiful building.
Tate St Ives Jamie Fobert
A great, reposeful gallery carved out of a cliff, in a place where the local politics were as challenging as the engineering.
Exhibition Road Quarter, Victoria and Albert Museum Amanda Levete Architects
Another great gallery space, also buried, reached from a (literally) dazzling ceramic-paved courtyard. Bring your sunglasses.
Garden Museum, London Dow Jones
Subtle conversion of a church and churchyard into an urban homage to things planted.
The Japanese House: Architecture and Life After 1945 Barbican art gallery, London
An exhibition of architectural invention at its most fertile.
For the full article visit The Guardian website.
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