Issue : 16 October 2003
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And now for RIBA's special prizes. . .Subscription
The winners of the RIBA Special Awards were also named at the ceremony in Bristol:
The wow factor won the day at the 2003 Stirling Prize when Herzog & de Meuron's Laban centre danced away with architecture's top honour.
Where art and architecture are as oneSubscription
Not only has Laban given Deptford a new landmark, it is a tribute to a rare creative dialogue that radically breaches the artificial threshold between the visual arts, dance and architecture.
A beacon that shines on a brighter futureSubscription
Laban epitomises the mysterious 'X' factor which constitutes truly magnificent architecture.
Field set to be internationalSubscription
Buildings in the running for next year's Stirling Prize could include a host of projects by foreign architects, following the RIBA's decision to open up its awards to honorary fellows.
Party time moving and shaking at the Stirling Prize in Bristol
The Environment Agency has demanded that the Richard Rogers Partnership redesign parts of its mammoth Canary Wharf project, citing a failure to meet flood protection regulations.
Many of the Bartlett's students are leaving its diploma course unfit to practice in architecture, a RIBA visiting board has said.
AJ SHORTLISTED IN AWARDSSubscription
The AJ is on the shortlist for the 2003 Association of Online Publishers Awards for best integration of magazine and website.And news editor Zoë Blackler is on the shortlist for new weekly business journalist of the year in the Periodicals Training Council's awards.
PLANNING BILL RETURNSSubscription
The government's long-awaited Planning Bill has returned to the House of Commons.The bill - which will include the scrapping of County Planning Structures - was delayed in the last session due to the war in Iraq.