Issue : 22 May 2003
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Olympics demand fresh approachSubscription
A successful London Olympics bid could lead to a wholesale rethink of the government's procurement methods, regeneration expert Fred Manson predicted this week.
Plans by Helmut Jahn for his first building in the UK, a skyscraper for the City of London, have been shelved.
AJ launches bid to save 'country house' clauseSubscription
The government's plans to scrap the country house clause in PPG 7 have been greeted with condemnation from the profession.
The Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition - which opens to the public on Monday 2 June - features a special display curated by Lord Foster dedicated to the design and construction of tall buildings.
Hadid completes American first in CincinnatiSubscription
Zaha Hadid Architects has completed this $20.2 million (£12.4 million) new building for the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) in Cincinnati.
Election swing threatens King Alfred competitionSubscription
Brighton and Hove City Council's local election result is threatening its King Alfred competition, which sees US heavyweight Frank Gehry pitted against double Stirling Prize winner Wilkinson Eyre Architects. The swing from a Labour majority to a hung council will give opponents of the scheme - for a housing development and leisure centre in Hove - a powerful voice on the council. Gehry and Wilkinson Eyre are the remaining shortlisted practices, after Richard Rogers Partnership's scheme ...
No place like co-home for ArchitypeSubscription
The UK's first co-housing project (pictured) - an experiment in communal living - has been designed by sustainability specialist Architype and is beginning to take shape on a hillside in Gloucestershire.
HADID SCOOPS MIES VAN DER ROHE PRIZESubscription
Zaha Hadid's Terminus Hoenheim North in Strasbourg has won the Mies van der Rohe Award - the EU's Prize for Contemporary Architecture. The practice won the scheme, according to the judges, for its the use of 'threedimensional lights and graphics' in conjunction with the tram station design.
CABE SPACE CADETSSubscription
CABE Space, the commission's new unit responsible for parks and open land, is looking for 50 experts to help local authorities develop a strategic approach to improving the management and maintenance of their parks and urban spaces.For more information call 020 7960 2438.
Keith Williams Architects has won a RIBA-organised competition for a feasibility study for a mixed-use development in Crawley town centre. The practice fought off competition from Hopkins Architects, Benson & Forsyth, Ash Sakula, Wright & Wright Architects and PRC Fewster.