Issue : 2003
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the ones that got awaySubscription
Irish land Egyptian museum prizeSubscription
Little-known Dublin practice Heneghan.Peng.Architects (HPA)has won the long-awaited competition for a £350 million museum of antiquities next to the pyramids in Giza. The office saw off competition from 1,557 practices in 83 countries competing for the US$250,000 Grand Egyptian Museum prize, including a host of high-profile Brits.The 113 UK-based practices known to have entered included Will Alsop Architects, Future Systems, Zaha Hadid Architects, Aedas AHR with QUAD Design and ...
FUNDS FOR RIBA DRAWINGSSubscription
The RIBA and the V&A have secured a £3.27 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Architecture for All project. The plans, to create a new gallery and a home for the RIBA's Drawings Collection, are due to be completed by October 2004.
PIER PLEDGE FROM KSSSubscription
KSS Sport and Leisure Design has vowed to press ahead with plans for the restoration of Brighton's West Pier, despite last week's suspected arson attack that badly damaged the pavilion.
SWANSEA BRIDGE UNFURLEDSubscription
Wilkinson Eyre Architects' Swansea Sail bridge unfurled into shape this weekend when its central pier, a 42m-high mast, was craned into place on the River Tawe.The £2 million bridge is a trapezoidal box girder with aluminium cantilevered walkway spanning 142m.The 292-tonne design is one of two footbridges linking the city's waterfront to the city centre.
SPLASH IN ALTRINCHAMSubscription
Urban Splash has started on site with its Foster and Partners'292apartment scheme in Altrincham, Cheshire. The project includes three new buildings and the refurbishment of the Budenberg Gauge factory. Each apartment will have a balcony and a doubleheight living space with a curved arched roof. The project includes 335 basement car parking spaces.
SOM's London office is about to start on site with this skyscraper in Warsaw. The 40-storey scheme - Rondo ONZ - is designed to offer both open-plan and cellular offices. The 190m tower will be Poland's tallest structure. SOM design director Larry Oltmanns said the project has three aspirations: to create 'an idealised work environment adaptable to a wide range of ways of working; to contribute to a better plan for a liveable city; and to be a symbol of Warsaw's position in a global ...
Women 'forced out by overt sexism'Subscription
Architecture is institutionally sexist and regularly flouts equal opportunities legislation, a new study has found. Many practices make working life untenable for women, forcing them to leave the profession early in their careers, the survey for campaigning group Women in Architecture will officially reveal in May.
'Art Deco made no demands.There was no need to sign up to a social programme, no tiresome manifestos and no requirement to believe in a brave new world - just lie back in a deep leather armchair.'
MEDIA WIN FOR LIBESKINDSubscription
Daniel Libeskind has won a competition to design a multimedia centre for the City University of Hong Kong.He beat off competition from Rem Koolhaas, David Chipperfield Michael Wilford and Rocco Yim.