It was announced this evening that Witherford Watson Mann Architects have won the RIBA Stirling Prize, an architectural equivalent to the Mercury Prize. The project consists of the preservation and conservation of the 12th century Astley Castle structure in Nuneaton, North Warwickshire for the Landmark Trust. The sensitive insertion by Witherford Watson Mann provides new accommodation within the previously fire damaged castle ruin. Although my money wasn’t on this one I have to admit it really is a beautifully unique building with well crafted details and stunning interiors. As it’s part of the Landmark Trust it’s technically a holiday home that’s open to use by the public. No doubt it’s already booked out for the next few years after this evenings event but you can check that here.