Issue : 14 August 2003
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Anger at 'crude' museum changesSubscription
Edinburgh's architectural community has reacted with horror at plans to make 'gratuitous changes' to Benson and Forsyth's award-winning Museum of Scotland.
Hopkins and Dunster win £50m battle of HastingsSubscription
A team including Michael Hopkins, BedZed's Bill Dunster and engineer Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick has won a competition to design a £50 million mixed-use scheme on a station goods yard in Hastings.
London-based Furneaux Stewart has designed this cafe on one of Britain's highest sites.The £6 million glass and granite block on Mount Snowdon is at the end of the mountain railway, the only access point to the 1,085m peak, which can be buffeted by 170 mile-an-hour winds.
De Montfort faces legal challenge from studentsSubscription
Architecture students have met with a Leicester law firm to discuss launching legal action against De Montfort University.
The collapse of Brighton's West Pier has prompted a £5 million restoration of nearby Embassy Court, designed in 1935 by Wells Coates.
STIRLING PRIZE IN BRISTOLSubscription
The 2003 Stirling Prize will be held in Bristol's science centre Explore@Bristol, designed by double-Stirling winner Wilkinson Eyre Architects.This year's jury will consist of RIBA president George Ferguson, AJ editor Isabel Allen, novelist Julian Barnes, singer Justine Frischmann and Chris Wilkinson, founder of Wilkinson Eyre.The event - organised with the AJ - is sponsored by SIV, the American Hardwood Export Council, Montagu Evans, Union and BST Eagle.
OLYMPIC WINNERS NAMEDSubscription
A consortium of EDAW, HOK Sport, Foreign Office Architects and Allies and Morrison has won the competition to masterplan London's bid for the 2012 Olympic Games. It beat Richard Rogers Partnership, Foster and Partners and Herzog & De Meuron to the prize.
The government's plans for a mammoth house-building programme in the Thames Gateway area in the South East will trigger a boom in prefabrication, new housing minister Keith Hill has predicted.
SAVE ups ante for Palladian villasSubscription
Activists alarmed by threats to some of Andrea Palladio's bestknown villas have cranked up their campaign by lobbying MEPs.
Caernarfon plan savaged as 'too diagrammatic'Subscription
Design chiefs have made a stinging attack on a mixed-use plan by the Willacy Horseman Partnership, calling it 'monolithic', 'unsatisfying' and 'entirely inappropriate'.