Barajas Airport Wins Stirling Prize
The Royal Institute of British Architects have announced that Richard Rogers Partnership designed Barajas Airport in Madrid has won the Stirling Prize 2006. The RIBA site, architecture.com says:
The building presents a straightforward linear diagram, in the form of a clear sequence of spectacular spaces for both departing and arriving passengers. The parallel linear floor planes are separated from each other by dramatic, light-filled canyons across which bridges span. A restrained and functional approach is consistently applied to great effect, resulting in a visually clean, remarkably uncluttered and soothing environment.