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Maggies Centre, Hammersmith, west London (Photo: Richard Bryant/Arcaid)

Lord Rogers last night won the £20,000 Stirling Prize, the premier award in British architecture, for his design of a cancer support centre.

The prize comes as a ringing endorsement from his peers despite Rogers being bumped off the £1 billion Chelsea Barracks redevelopment project by the intervention of Prince Charles. His victory — for the Maggie’s Centre in Hammersmith, west London — came as a surprise. The favourite for the award had been an art gallery on a Danish island by minimalist architect Tony Fretton.

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Hugh Pearman
Times Online

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