Issue : 2001
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WEMBLEY SET FOR KICK-OFFSubscription
Foster and Partners/HOK Sport's plan for Wembley Stadium is expected to get the go-ahead. The Football Association and the government will give the green light for a revised scheme this week.
BALL WINS COURT ACTIONSubscription
Eden co-founder Jonathan Ball's application for an injunction to restrain former solicitors Druces & Attlee from acting for the Eden Project and the Eden Trust against him was granted on Tuesday. Ball claimed the solicitors had disclosed confidential information, gained while he was their client, to Eden during a case between Ball and the project over possession of intellectual rights.The judge said it was 'strongly arguable' there was a risk of disclosure by Druces & Attlee.Ball won ...
YOU TALKING TO ME?Subscription
Architect Nick Waterhouse has challenged Barry Sheerman MP to 'a duel'.Waterhouse was incensed at Sheerman's claims that some architects should be shot. In an open letter Waterhouse highlights how the government could better support the profession.The 'duel' will be held at the Huddersfield Pride Urban regeneration area on 21 December at noon.
We wish all our readers a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. The next issue of the AJ will appear on 10 January.
Prince set for New Year offensiveSubscription
Prince Charles looks set to become more vocal about architecture, a move bound to open old wounds and court fresh controversy.Architectural advisor to the prince David Lunts said he expected HRH to raise his profile in the year to come.
Peabody Trust's design competitionSubscription
DSDHA (left), Niall McLaughlin Architects (below) and Ash Sakula Architects have shared the honours in the Peabody Trust's design competition for a housing development in the Royal Victoria Dock in London's Docklands.The site has been split into three areas, one for each practice. The Niall McLaughlin scheme will include 23 homes; the Ash Sakula project will consist of 18 homes; and the DSDHA design is for 26 artist studios. The other shortlisted practices were Ushida Findlay Architects, ...
Will Alsop's first commercial project in the City of London has been held up by 'a bunch of luvvies' whose campaign is the largest ever against any development in the Square Mile.
The government has sold the Millennium Dome to Meridian Delta - a consortium including Quintain Estates, Anschutz Entertainment and Australian developer Lend Lease. It will be turned into a 20,000-seat HOK-designed indoor venue on a 999-year lease with associated leisure and housing development outside, which is masterplanned by Terry Farrell and Partners.
AJ100 SURVEY TIME AGAINSubscription
The Architects' Journal will again be publishing AJ100, the biggest and best survey of practices, in March. If your firm featured last time, watch out for your form, which should arrive in early January. Fill it out if you want to be featured again. If you haven't featured before and think you might make it this time round you can print off a form from our website at ajplus. co. uk, from 4 January.All forms must be returned by 25 February.
REBUILD OR NOT TO REBUILD?Subscription
Forty per cent of architects are against the World Trade Center being rebuilt, says a report by Eden Brown consultants. It also shows that nine out of 10 architects believe skyscrapers should continue to be built despite the 11 September attacks. The report also revealed that 59 per cent of architects believed the profession faced a downturn, although 42 per cent said they had work that would last at least 12 months.