29 Jul, 2009 @ 12:01
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Bodega up for top architecture prize

A SPANISH vineyard has been shortlisted for one of the world’s most prestigious architecture awards.

Designed by British architect Lord Rogers, Bodegas Protos is among five projects nominated for the annual Stirling Prize.

His design has been lavished with praise since it’s construction in 2008, described by one art critic as a “rare thing, a pretty factory”.

While the judges have listed it as a “very memorable building” it faces tough competition from the competition’s favourite, Tony Fretton’s Fugslang Kunstmuseum in Denmark.

This year’s roster marks a change in direction for the Stirling Prize, with the chief judge, Tony Chapman, describing the shortlist as “quieter”.

Previous winners include Lord Foster’s famous ‘Gherkin’ in London 2004 and the controversial Scottish Parliament building in 2005.

The award bookmarks the incredible drive to bring architectural values to Spanish bodegas over recent years.

Modern architecture meets Spanish wine

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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