The Stirling Prize is awarded to “The architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture in the past year.” However, this prize is specifically reserved for new buildings in UK.
The Royal Institute of British Architecture will be announcing the 2018 winner on the 10th of October at the London Roundhouse, according to internet gambling news in UK. Out of the five buildings shortlisted, the 2018 Stirling Prize betting preview highlights three special works that are made of winning materials.
Storey’s Field Community Centre and Nursery (83/25)
The first 2018 Stirling Prize betting preview reveals that Storey’s Field Community Centre and Nursery (83/25) is the bookies’ favourite to win the award. This nursery is an extension of the University of Cambridge designed by MUMA.
MUMA’s architecture is praised for its good use of urban space. Within a limited area, the nursery school can fit a colourful playground surrounded by a great community hall. So this might be the year for MUMA to win, after not getting the Stirling Prize in 2015!
Bushey Cemetery (4/1)
Bushey Cemetery is indeed a special 2018 Stirling Prize betting preview. It marks the first time a cemetery was ever shortlisted for a Stirling Prize. Waugh Thistleton was the architect who supervised the Jewish burial grounds’ extension including prayer halls and a reception building.
According to online gambling sites in UK, the Bushey Cemetery in Hertfordshire has 4/1 odds of winning the 2018 Stirling Prize. Unfortunately, the cemetery does not have the highest chance to receive the award when compared to other architectures in this list.
The best online betting sites in the United Kingdom estimate the second lowest odds for Bloomberg’s new headquarter in London after Cambridge’s nursery. Despite what the 2018 Stirling Prize betting preview says, we believe that Bloomberg deserves the award.
After all, Bloomberg’s founder spent £1 billion to build it. They hired Foster + Partners to design the building, the same architects who won two previous Stirling Prizes. One is for the Imperial War Musuem Duxford in 1998 and the other for Gherkin in 2004. With its state-of-the-art design and engineering, Bloomberg (7/2) should also win the 2018 award!
2018 Stirling Prize Betting Preview
You can’t go wrong with betting on one of these three architectures at 1xBet Sportsbook to win the 2018 Stirling Prize. The bookies’ favourite is Storey’s Field Community Centre and Nursery (83/25). Our final thought on the 2018 Stirling Prize betting preview is that Bloomberg (7/2) and Bushey Cemetery (4/1) are also wagers worth making.