The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) announced the shortlist for this year's RIBA Stirling Prize. The prize, established in 1996, is awarded annually and recognizes a United Kingdom building designed by RIBA chartered architects and International Fellows, or a building designed by a RIBA chartered architect that is located elsewhere in the European Union. Last year's award went to the renovation of Astley Castle by Witherford Watson Mann Architects.
Here is the shortlist for the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize, which will be awarded on Oct. 16:
Architect: Mecanoo Architecten
Location: Birmingham, England
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Architect: Haworth Tompkins
Location: Liverpool, England
Architect: O'Donnell + Tuomey Architects
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Architect: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Location: Manchester, England
View more details and images of the shortlisted projects in Project Gallery.