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The glass-clad edifice opposite
It beat high-profile projects such as the
The annual AJ100 celebrates the
The exterior of the building is coated in glass, while its interior is architecturally dominated by three huge concrete tubes - "driven voids of light" - which have been designed to light and ventilate students' design studios.
The jury said it wanted to make special mention of the role played by Glasgow-based
"The role of executive and associate architects in the creation of good and great buildings should be more fairly acknowledged," it said. "The AJ and its jury for this award category is proud to take this lead."
The AJ's review of the building said: "It takes risks - more than the past three Stirling Prize winners put together - and, while not all of them succeed, it's the effort that counts.
"In this respect, it works as art."
Previous winners of the Building of the Year prize include
At that time Steven Holl himself said: "We had a lot of controversy, there were suspect articles from people second- guessing what this building could be, and I am very excited people can come inside of it. You must come in, walk the space, and that is really when you feel the space and the energy.
"I think the students 100% get it, and I think the people who have been in it get it, but I would like to see those early critics come inside."
THE new pound(s)50 million
The building, designed by