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Issue : 20 December 2004

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  • 'Patronising' Iraq advice droppedSubscription

    Archive20 December, 2004

    The RIBA has scrapped design code proposals for architects working in war-torn Iraq, after they were branded 'patronising' by a leading policymaker.

  • Prescott housing targets spark Westminster backlashSubscription

    Archive20 December, 2004

    Westminster City Council is on the verge of taking legal action against the Government Office for London (GOL) over 'draconian' targets for affordable housing.

  • Hawkins\Brown risks wrath in bid to redevelop Park Hill EstateSubscription

    Archive20 December, 2004

    Hawkins\Brown is set to undertake the renovation and redevelopment of the Park Hill Estate in Sheffield, one of the UK's most important Modernist projects, the AJ can reveal.

  • 'CABE SHOULD GO PUBLIC'Subscription

    Archive20 December, 2004

    The minister for architecture, Lord McIntosh, has demanded CABE's design review meetings be held in public. Giving evidence at the ODPM select committee hearing into the role of CABE, McIntosh claimed reviews could be held in a small auditorium 'like at the Royal Institution'.


    Archive20 December, 2004

    The University of the Arts London, formerly the London Institute, is looking at a possible move to the King's Cross redevelopment area.


    Archive20 December, 2004

    The AJ understands that Robert Tavernor, the head of the University of Bath's school of architecture, is set to leave the city to take up a part-time post as head of the London School of Economics' Cities Programme. He will replace Ricky Burdett, who is cutting back his involvement with the school.


    Archive20 December, 2004

    Nicholas Grimshaw, the man behind the Eden Project's iconic design, has won the race to become the next president of the Royal Academy (RA). The 65year-old London-based architect will become the public face of the academy and will also chair the RA's council.


    Archive20 December, 2004

    The Department of Constitutional Affairs, the old Lord Chancellor's Department, has decided that the Middlesex Guildhall building, on London's Parliament Square, should become the site of the new Supreme Court. It is expected that the project will require a major redevelopment of the building, although no decision has yet been taken on procurement.

  • Millau viaduct

    Foster's French flying lessonSubscription

    Archive20 December, 2004

    Last week French president Jacques Chirac officially opened the Millau Viaduct in southwest France - the spectacular, crucial link in the Paris to Barcelona motorway, writes Andrew Mead

  • Hold the headlines...Subscription

    Archive20 December, 2004

    They say that today's front-page news is tomorrow's fish-and-chip paper, but there were some stories in 2004 that ran and ran. Ed Dorrell casts his eye over these serial headline-makers and speculates about the year ahead

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