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prize, and of this year's stirling prize, and over the next half an hour or so you are going to see how they have done it. and at the end, the announcement of this year's sterling prizewinner. watch, enjoy. if you are going to put your finger on one thing that makes a place of place, what is it? we are in cambridge, this is stories field. it isa cambridge, this is stories field. it is a sort of village hall built by cambridge university. the university had this specific problem that it's very expensive to live in cambridge, housing was crazy, they need to attract the best researchers from around the world by researchers with young families could not afford to come and live in cambridge. instead of going to her they were going elsewhere. 50 they build this new development with this community hall at its centrepiece. my guide was a daisy, an architectural consultant, an expert at helping communities get the buildings they need. and this is
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a place she loves. so we entered the reception of the building. a place she loves. so we entered the reception of the buildingm a place she loves. so we entered the reception of the building. it is quite a nice reception for community hall. the whole building does not feel like a community centre. in any way, does it? there are three of these multipurpose rooms. so, this isa these multipurpose rooms. so, this is a multipurpose room? yes. these rooms can be booked and hired for all kinds of things. this is the media size room. pretty big medium sized room for a little community. the whole thing is so generous.- the heart of this is this, the nursery. this is the shared outside space for all the children from the start to the finish of nursery, which is quite unusual. to test it we drafted in teddy and her sister alegre. ——
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i like that bit in that bid, the i’ooiti. i like that bit in that bid, the room. i think it could be fair to say it is a hit. the architects had trouble around europe looking at the best nurseries. everything has been thought through, even down to the order of —— colour of the nap room. this is the sleeping room for the nursery, so where the children come to ta ke nursery, so where the children come to take their naps. this lilac colour, it will be the research was done and apparently van gogh was a tremendous insomniac and he became quite upset about what is a colour that supports sleep? ea dana fry this perfect blue lilac that art historians have managed to work at what the colour was bad apparently in the way it relates to uv light, best supports a sleeping environment. that is crazy. this is
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the perfect colour for sleeping? yes. the essence of the challenge is its variety of functions. what is this? a village hall? this is the main hall in the community centre. so, it isa hall in the community centre. so, it is a village hall for a village that's just being built, is a village hall for a village that'sjust being built, isn't is a village hall for a village that's just being built, isn't it? it's the equivalent of a village hall, but it's one that's become performance venue , hall, but it's one that's become performance venue, but it's also a place for marriages, or memorial services. there are kids classes that go on in here. if you are doing dance, then chamber music bentrat it helps if you can change the sound of the hall. —— then a rock. which they can do with the touch of the button, the blinds come down, the e can change completely. —— the echo can
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change completely. —— the echo can change completely. —— the echo can change completely. the blinds are down, give me a clap. quite an echo there. two seconds? the blinds are up there. two seconds? the blinds are up halfway now so another clap, please. that sounded much better. more of a doubt a second. so, blinds down, curtain across, another clap, please. it is really changing the sound, hasn't it? one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. i think it is beautiful. very spacious and one of the most spacious community halls i have seen. very brand—new and community halls i have seen. very brand— new and really community halls i have seen. very brand—new and really nice. it sometimes has this amazing
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legacy, an artist colony —— colony that started and continues to this day. we got to the point where he had four times as many visitors as we expect —— expected to the gallery with bursting at the scenes. they won the gallery to expand but at the same time be integrated into the landscape. we did this by estimating into the cliff sides of good create the largest possible gallery level with the existing galleries. —— excavating the cliff sides. st ives isa excavating the cliff sides. st ives is a space of sound to the atlantic which captures both of the east and the west light and it was this particular double light that attracted artists here in the first place. the roof of the gallery is made up of massive concrete beams, above which are six very large white chambers that captured this very particular light of st ives. you could say that daylight was the primary material around which the gallery was built. it was incredibly
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important that we provide art handling and staff spaces and this created a small building that sat above this landscape, and as it was looking out to the sea and up at the sky we chose to clad the building in a glazed tile, which reflects the sea and sky and captures these two primal elements. you don't realise the scale of how big this build is, and how clever it was to you that it would fit here, and to actually come in the finished space and you see it for the first time and it was just amazing. i am thrilled. to me, this isa amazing. i am thrilled. to me, this is a testament to true dialogue with the community of cornwall resulting in incredible architecture. we identified the need as a campus
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university to provide as much residential accommodation for stu d e nts residential accommodation for students as possible. the client wa nted students as possible. the client wanted as many rooms as they could get him a very controversial site. historic landscape, these two buildings and to do that in the most contra —— the most least controversial way. the project consist of 210 bedrooms in three buildings in the grounds of a great historic house. the building is a marriage of two histories, the brickwork from the georgian house and the concrete frame from the 20th century. what i really like about the development we have done here is the development we have done here is the way it sits with the surrounding buildings. they look like they have been here forever. one of the features that really struck us was the bay window, and that became the
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inspiration for whole series of elements in this game. student housing is often very mean, and one of the meanest bits is the window, but in this context in a garden, we thought why not put some french windows? generous, kind, and it gives them access to the about me, wonderful daylight but actually outside space. —— access to the balcony. it is very important students don't feel isolated. it is very easy for them to live in their room and we have made sure the communal spaces are bigger than you might expect. we have also created used the grounds to develop outdoor space where people can meet and it means they are encouraged to socialise. it is very difficult from your typical student accommodations. you see the greenery, you see the people. it adds something different so people. it adds something different so you know it is here, but it feels like home. what the client was looking to
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achieve was a space for lectures and performances for the whole community of the college that they could come together in one space. and in addition, what they wanted to do was to engage with the broader community of university and the city of 0xford, that could extend the intellectual life of the college. we host the oxford literary festival where people come from all over the country to great writers and speakers. it has this beautiful auditorium in the style of ageing greek amphitheater. —— ain't it great. community spaces available for dance, exercise, play were her souls, break—out space, so it is a building all about reaching out and coming together. i think that being i hope makes the building special and unique is the idea of a theatre
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ina and unique is the idea of a theatre in a beautiful garden setting. many lecture theatres are quite closed m, lecture theatres are quite closed in, they're quite contained and they're permanently in, they're quite contained and they‘ re permanently blackout in, they're quite contained and they're permanently blackout or we try to design miss the light comes in from different angles. so as you're standing in a lecture theatre the clerestory windows are giving you lights from the sky, you can see beyond out of the illuminated cricket pitch, but also into other shady parts of the garden which are full of light coming through the trees. previously most of us spend most of our time studying in our bedrooms which can be a bit dark and boring and also quite lower where this in comparison now we can study in the centre which is much brighter in area and also means we have a social space whilst studying as well, so the nice balance to have. because the centre is in our beautiful historic landscape, sustainability credentials were really important to us. but also, resilience against climate change. we are on the flood plain, but the building is raised up above the flood plain, so we're pretty confident it is going to be here 300
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yea rs, confident it is going to be here 300 years, just as the college has been is this the main entrance? this is the main entrance. he doesn't like to show up, he wanted to respect the buildings around us. this is our main reception and we are walking into the vortex. this is the vortex? the vortex. is a really -- yes, it really is called the vortex. this is a building designed to slowly reveal itself. this is our pre-function space called a lie because of the ta pestry space called a lie because of the tapestry and art that is all around the area. that is james bond, isn't it? after all of that, it is just the left. so, where is the office?
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it is upstairs, so this... we cannot just walk in there, we have to go up to the top? we have to go there. there is nothing holding this lift up. exactly, so these are special live. it is not a pulling force but a work force. so if you push from below. exactly so there is no cabling, that's glass everywhere. on the sixth before the big reveal. this is where everyone starts their day. and these are the pedals, aren't they? this incredible feeling. they are new technology, they throw out light and absorb heat and sound. but the heart of the building is this central space, it is where you pick up coffee, meet and chat before heading down the winding central ramp to your desk. even the floors are new technology, engineered to muffle sound. in your
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shoes because it is not something that you really hear? and you really need to pay attention, butlj that you really hear? and you really need to pay attention, but i cannot hear any shoes. exactly. so, this is how the air gets in and out. there isa how the air gets in and out. there is a mechanism inside. cubbyholes. and if you struggle to be heard at meetings, this room has a solution, hidden microphones and speakers can make anyone audible at any distance. so, you can hear me clearly? yes, just as if you are next to me. witchcraft. this is meant to be a social space to pass people. yes. and the man in charge of the design is michael jones. charge of the design is michael jones. this is the whole building, two buildings in fact. the building supports this idea of people being
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much more fluid than being seated in a particular place. everything is encouraging people to get out of their seats, walk around a bit, but into people, meet. correct. and there are very few meeting rooms that people can do that. the whole idea is you do itjust in using the building. but of course the crucial pa rt building. but of course the crucial part of the project was having a billionaire willing to experiment will stop michael bloomberg. i have to ask the question, how much?|j think it was over 1.5, may be $1.75 billion by the time we got done. keepin billion by the time we got done. keep in mind we were at temple, we helped build a subway stop. oh, i didn't mention the temple, did i? this is the temple. this is around
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2000 years old, and is now finally open to the public for free. the cold that sabrina was male, so any —— on the men would have been allowed in and the people who have been worshipers were generally high—ranking merchants were high—ranking merchants were high—ranking members of the army. the bigwigs, the wealthy guys. exactly that, yes. there are means of her room temple have been in the city of london. it is the only one ever city of london. it is the only one ever found within the city. it was discovered 64 years ago, and then moved to give space for a new office block and the redevelopment was enabled —— has enabled it to be returned back to its original site. but all this money and innovation does have a purpose, profit.|j but all this money and innovation
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does have a purpose, profit. i think companies always look at space backwards will stop they have a budget for space, and then they have to work with that budget to fit in people and the design of the desks and how close they are, and what ancillary benefits you give people. they all had to be within that budget. but if you think about it, a company, particularly one like ours, they have one expense, it is people. so, anything you do to make your people more efficient has got to be a better economic deal than trying to shoehorn them in. the lord gave and the lord has taken away. blessed be the name of the lord. just to the north of london and a solution to a space crisis. these new funeral prayer halls will be the final destination for a large pa rt be the final destination for a large part of london'sjewish community.
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the whole building is essentially a storing. it looks so simple, but from there at the point of light we had down this slope towards what is the final destination. even the walls are symbolic. you are looking at here is compacted soil. it comes from the cemetery itself and will over the next few decades eventually dissolve and returned back to the earth. this is the prayer hall in which the funeral service will take place. lead the way. when you are told it was going to be made of compacted soil, what were your feelings? it is interesting. i had a sort of spiritual tingling. there is a passage in the bible where after
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adam is expelled from the garden of eden, and the lord says to him, dost you are, and to dust you will return, and so to be able to have a place where you are performing her funeral service that has been made from material that's been extruded from material that's been extruded from the ground and then at a later stage at the end of this building's life will return to the ground, it has certain spiritual resonance about it. beautifully symbolic. of course there are complexities. anyone descended from the priestly class have to have their own separate prayer hall. and that rule about not being in a room with a coffin, also applies to trees over graves. so, the graves will start approximately here and will run back, and the coin cannot walk under a canopy that also covering the graves. when this was being built
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and even now the material itself is fascinating, because i think that there is something in the way in which we build our buildings now it is so mechanical that to actually have a building that is built by hand like this with these blocks placed on top of each other is very quite moving. you spent quite a lot of time on this, haven't you? yes. nearly ten years. the cemetery, one line from genesis says it all. dost thou art, and to dust shalt thou return. and now, all that's left is the big question. ladies and gentlemen, the winner of the riba stirling prize for architecture 2018 is... the
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bloomberg building by foster and partners. thank you, everybody. it is such an honour to be the recipient of this. of course i'm only standing here for all whole group of enormous group of people who are the people behind the project. it takes a huge, huge effort to produce a building like bloomberg, so i would just like to say thank you to everybody and not least of which to mike bloomberg and norman foster who clearly led the team and were inspirational in the way in which they pushed us to innovate and pioneer woman way of for the workplace in bloomberg.
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michael, i have to say first of all congratulations. i think you are generally surprised. congratulations. i think you are generally surprisedlj congratulations. i think you are generally surprised. i was. congratulations. i think you are generally surprised. iwas. it congratulations. i think you are generally surprised. i was. it was such stiff competition. michael jones of foster and partners, but this is farfrom jones of foster and partners, but this is far from the work ofjust one architect. it is a huge team, and a very singular climate with eight —— client with the vision and a great deal of money will stop is there anything he said no to? there we re there anything he said no to? there were limits, michael. he used to say. sometimes yes, but he did say on the other hand never don't show me something because it has not been done before or... always show me what there is but there are limits, and we had a budget and the tubing had to come together. a massive budget. congratulations. there is, the winner of this year's riba stirling prize. however, while it stands out, it shares much in
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common with the other buildings. not only did it look beautiful, it felt beautiful, it wasn't firing and it sounded great. all of these human puzzles and problems solved by the nominated buildings of this year's stirling building of the year. i hope you enjoyed it. storm kallum hit the uk on friday and much of the north and west of the uk will still be in the thick of it during saturday. although the centre is now well to the north and has a trailing weather front that is waving, what is that mean, pulses of rain and during saturday bills pulses of rain are in the same area but on sunday it will move east, a final bulls of rain by then we'll turnit final bulls of rain by then we'll turn it much wetter across eastern parts of england whereas to the west where you have been finally it will be dry. i want to stress the impact of the rain across western parts of
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the uk, especially south wales and the uk, especially south wales and the met office amber warnings for well over 100 mm of rain in the wettest parts, some already with a large portion of that so some flooding and destruction as those totals mount. within this area of rain on through saturday, western england or wales, into southern scotland, rain extending further north of scotland into northern ireland during the day and there is an area to the east of the weather front which hold onto some sunshine. later when snapper scotland and northern ireland, these are wind gust, wendy across england and wales. still some wind gust around 60 miles an hour or so and exposure to and wales and stop letting men. the range of temperatures. look at the warmth and sunshine in eastern england. this could be a record for this stage of october at around 25 celsius. all change for part two of the week and on sunday. this waving weather front is finally starting to move, but behind it the change of wind direction from the atlantic, it will be turning cooler where he has been so very will be turning cooler where he has been so very warm. will be turning cooler where he has been so very warm. the final bulls of rain along the weather front well
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mean for a very wet sunday morning across eastern parts of england —— the final poll. the queers of the rain may be won through the day before finally moving on to the eastern england. where it has been white in the west a much calmer sunnier day where has been so wanted to be much cooler, maybe 10 degrees or so across the east. i have been talking for a while about the re m na nts of talking for a while about the remnants of hurricane michael, where is it going early next week with mike this is what is left of the tracking across the atlantic through the weekend. at one stage it looked like it will come close to us but it's going to move towards iberia, joining the remnants of hurricane leslie whereas by the time we get to tuesday we have a regular area of low pressure coming in from the atlantic. which means without the influence of what is left of michael on monday, the ridge of high pressure and fairly quiet weather across the uk, some rain affecting western parts of scotland, temperatures fairly close to average for the time of the year, not particularly windy. as that next area of low pressure from the atlantic, not including the remnant of michael, that has gone towards
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iberia, this area of low pressure comes in on tuesday starting to pick up comes in on tuesday starting to pick up went to the northwest. the essential systems of the northwest of us so really it's the northwest of us so really it's the northwest of the uk, scotland, northern ireland, north and west wales, northwest england, most likely seeing outbreaks of rain with the rest of skills for the northwest you are but the south east you're holding onto dry occasionally sunny weather and once again 17, maybe 18 degrees. deeper into next week that area of low pressure another ridge of high pressure, then another area of high pressure, then another area of low pressure coming towards the northwest of us, the closer you are to these low—pressure systems occasionally wet and windy, not all the times. towards the south and east the closer you are too high pressure you are more subtle. it looks like a fairly typical average week of weather coming next week, and after the extremes of the past week, that may just and after the extremes of the past week, that mayjust split and after the extremes of the past week, that may just split the and after the extremes of the past week, that mayjust split the bill for a time. that is your latest weather. at the end of the westminster terror inquests, a colleague of the police officer who was killed tells how he tried to save his friend. pc palmer was stabbed
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repeatedly by khalid masood. pc carlisle ran towards him in a vain attempt to save him. when i was almost upon him, he'd seen me coming and he turned to face me, knives up, and i had to veer away to the side. the inquests have today concluded that the attacker khalid masood was lawfully killed by the police. also tonight... a special report on the fight against the influx of drugs from the cities into small towns around the uk. the government says eurostar might be suspended and the electricity supply to northern ireland disrupted, if we leave the eu without a deal. sealed with a kiss — princess eugenie marries jack brooksbank at windsor.
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