Issue : 13 May 2004
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The education revolution beginsSubscription
The heads of schools alliance SCHOSA is on the verge of launching the biggest revolution in architectural education for a generation.
Office of Metropolitan ArchitectureSubscription
Rem Koolhaas' Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) is on a shortlist of four to replace the rundown 1970s Forum des Halles in Paris. The much-criticised building will be demolished to make way for an attraction that aims to 'rival the Eiffel Tower, Pompidou Centre and the Louvre'. OMA proposes 21 coloured pyramids dotted over the site with a series of underground developments. The practice is up against French-based David Mangin and Jean Nouvel, and this year's Serpentine pavilion ...
The RIBA is planning a radical reform to its Competitions Office, turning it into a service that will more closely resemble a client procurement advice centre.
Alarm bells are ringing in the architectural and planning community over the government's radical moves to accelerate its ambitious housebuilding programme in the Thames Gateway.
REDDY & O'RIORDAN MERGESubscription
Dublin-based Anthony Reddy Associates (ARA) has merged with O'Riordan Staehli of Cork.Reddy will remain as managing director of ARA.The Cork office will be headed by Donogh O'Riordan for the next two years and the practice renamed Reddy O'Riordan Staehli.
BARTLETT'S ROVING COOKSubscription
Professor Peter Cook is to step down as chairman of the Bartlett School of Architecture in October.Christine Hawley, who is currently dean of the faculty of the built environment, will replace him.
HADID TO REIGN IN SPAINSubscription
Zaha Hadid Architects has beaten off competition from five other international offices to win the EuskoTren's new headquarters building in Durango, Spain.The scheme will include - as well as the sevenstorey office - a leisure centre, a new landscaped public park and a new underground station.
BEYOND OUR KENSubscription
The AJ is the media partner of The Shape of London, a mayoral debate organised by the Architecture Foundation.The event, which will be attended by all the candidates, will take place in the South Bank's Queen Elizabeth Hall on 27 May at 7pm.For tickets, email: askmayor@ architecturefoundation. org. uk
Bennetts secures new City squareSubscription
Bennetts Associates has won planning consent for the redevelopment of New Street Square in London's EC2 area.
ARB rebel Ian Salisbury was locked in a bitter legal battle with the board and its advisers this week in the run up to today's board meeting.