Date of release: Thursday, October 15, 2015

Just hours remain before the winner of this year's Stirling Prize, the nation's premier architectural award, is revealed

 The University of Greenwich's Stockwell Street building is one of six projects across the UK to be on the final shortlist. The winner will be announced live on the BBC News Channel tonight (15 October) at around 8pm, during the awards ceremony taking place at the headquarters of RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) in London.

Home to a state-of-the-art library, as well as to lecture theatres, TV and design studios and a gallery, Stockwell Street opened in 2014.

Designed by Heneghan Peng Architects, part of its vision was to provide a modern, inspiring environment for all who work and study there, including those from the university's Departments of Architecture & Landscape, and Creative Professions & Digital Arts.

The Stirling Prize judges take into account a range of criteria including design vision, innovation and originality, capacity to stimulate, accessibility and sustainability.

Until noon today, there is still time to vote for Stockwell Street in the BBC's online 'people's choice' poll, which will find the nation's favourite among the shortlisted Stirling Prize entries.

The BBC will be covering the Stirling Prize ceremony tonight from 5pm on the News Channel. Visitors to the university's open day on Saturday (17 October) will be able to look around Stockwell Street. For more on the open day: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/opendays   

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