Issue : 11 September 2003
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A £16,000 ferry terminal in the Inner Hebrides and a £26 million office development in central London are among the six buildings to have made it onto the shortlist for the 2003 Stirling Prize. Unveiled for the first time in this week's AJ, the six candidates, including Foster and Partners' Great Court and Bill Dunster's BedZED, will battle it out for the honour of succeeding Wilkinson Eyre's Millennium Bridge in Gateshead, which landed the £20,000 prize last year.
RIBA and V&A in toast to mystery benefactorSubscription
A mysterious donation of £1.8 million to the RIBA and V&A Museum's Architecture for All campaign has left fundraisers amazed.
GRIMSHAW'S RCA HOLD-UPSubscription
The Government Office for London has issued an Article 14 holding directive against Grimshaw's controversial plans for an 'ellipse'building at the Royal College of Art.The move follows impassioned pleas from Docomomo and the Twentieth Century Society that it would damage HT Cadbury-Brown's Grade II*-listed 1959-64 building on the site.
A memorial celebration of the life and work of Neville Conder is being held on Thursday 9 October from 3-5pm at the Ismaili Centre, 1 Cromwell Road, London SW7.
AN EVENING WITH THE AJSubscription
Look out for your invitation to the AJ/100% Design Architects' Evening in this issue of the AJ.
FOSTER TOPS FACULTYSubscription
Foster and Partners' Imperial College Faculty Building was topped out last week.The fourstorey administration building - on the university's South Kensington campus - forms part of the practice's wider masterplan for the site.The building will house office accommodation and a 30-space car park and is scheduled for completion in April.
CAMBRIDGE COURSE RETHINKSubscription
The University of Cambridge's school of architecture has relaunched its Part 3 course, despite its decision to close its diploma in July (AJ 24.7.03).From October the course will be fully integrated into the university and successful candidates will receive a Cambridge-accredited qualification upon completion.
Cornish holiday village faces angry oppositionSubscription
Evans & Shalev's proposals for a vast new holiday village on Cornwall's Carlyon Bay have come under fire from a coalition of locals and environmentalists.
Work on Peter Cook and Colin Fournier's Kunsthaus art gallery in Graz is being finalised in preparation for the building's 'housewarming' later this month.The 'biomorphic'structure has a span of 60 metres and houses two large exhibition rooms.Unusually shaped 'nozzles'project northwards to admit daylight, while the acrylic glass outer 'skin'contains fluorescent tubes that 'turn the blue bubble into a house-sized, low-resolution screen' to display simple image sequences, films and text ...
Johansen's appliance of scienceSubscription
American architect John M Johansen, whose futuristic work takes its inspiration from cutting-edge science, is in the country for the UK launch of his book, Nanoarchitecture: A new species of architecture. Johansen, who will be presenting some of his recent projects at the Building Centre in London's Store Street tonight (Thursday), was taught by Gropius, employed by SOM and Breuer, and won the admiration of Reyner Banham and Archigram.