Architects’ collective win Turner Prize

A cluster of red terrace houses doesn’t immediately call to mind award-winning contemporary art. But the Turner Prize has raised more than a few eyebrows since its inception in 1984 and this year’s winners appeared to have reinvented the competition once again.

They are the London-based architects’ collective Assemble who accepted the accolade at a ceremony in Glasgow last night (7 December). The winning work, entitled ‘Granby Four Streets’, is an urban regeneration project, which has seen the transformation of a rundown housing estate in Toxteth, Liverpool into a thriving community development. Continue reading