Companies from Vienna, Tokyo, New York, Oslo, and Edinburgh form the shortlist, which contains some of the most exciting names in world architecture and design applied. The six shortlisted companies are:
- Delugan Meissl Associated Architects (Vienna)
- Kengo Kuma & Associates (Tokyo)
- REX (New York)
- Snøhetta (Oslo)
- Steven Holl Architects (New York)
- Sutherland Hussey Architects (Edinburgh)
Image (above): Sir Mark Jones, Director of the V&A with Scottish Government Minister Fiona Hyslop.