RIBA's Stirling Prize is awarded each year as the architectural profession's peer recognition for the best piece of architectural design. 

The BBC carried out a poll amongst it's on-line readers and surprisingly of the six building nominated the Newport Gallery received the lowest vote. Only 6% voted for the eventual winner and 31% voted for a private residential scheme in the Forest of Dean. 

It is interesting that the "irreverent yet sensitive" solution for the Newport Gallery received limited acknowledgement in the public's eyes. This is the challenge faced by architect's on a daily basis. 

It is rare that the complexity and subtlety of a design is fully endorsed or understood in the popular press.