The Olympic velodrome, by Hopkins Architects, is considered favourite to win this year’s Royal Institute of British Architect’s Stirling Prize, Estates Gazette this morning reported.

Others on the shortlist for Building of the Year are Zaha Hadid’s Evelyn Grace Academy, in Brixton, Sir David Chipperfield’s Folkwant Museum, in Essen, Germany, The Angel Building, by AHMM, in London, Bennetts Associates’ Royal Shakespeare Theatre, in Stratford-upon-Avon and O’Donnell + Tuomey’s An Gaeláras centre, in Derry, Northern Ireland. The winner of the £20,000 prize will be announced on October 1 at the Magna Science Centre, in Rotherham.


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