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Following the news that the 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize was been won by Witherford Watson Mann for Astley Castle at a ceremony in London last week, the critical response to the project has been extremely positive. Joseph Rykwert (who recently won the RIBA Gold Medal) said that "Witherford Watson Mann have been gentle surgeons, saving the essential, eliminating the incidental". Check out the critical responses from The Financial Times' Edwin Heathcote, The Guardian's Oliver Wainwright, Building Design's Ellis Woodman, and the Architects' Journal's Rory Olcayto after the break... Edwin Heathcote, Financial Times  There is an extraordinary sophistication in the interventions at Astley Castle, with every junction and surface tailored into its precise location and crafted into its uniquely, eccentrically decayed and irregular place. View more View full description
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