Issue : 23 October 2003
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RIBA faces up to financial crisisSubscription
The RIBA has responded to a major financial crisis by proposing cuts to the services it offers members.
Bartlett validation: an apologySubscription
The AJ would like to apologise for publishing a misleading article about the report made by the ARB/RIBA joint visiting board after a visit to the Bartlett in February. The AJ understands that the board's concern was not over the content or teaching of the diploma course, but over aspects of monitoring.The Bartlett has responded to these concerns and is confident that it can demonstrate how its internal arrangements address any qualms the board may have had over the more practical aspects ...
MP TABLES AMENDMENT TO END 'TROPHY ARCHITECTURE'Subscription
Conservative MP Andrew George has tabled an amendment to the Planning Bill that the RIBA and the Town and Country Planning Association believe would end the practice of 'trophy architecture'.Both the TCPA and the RIBA are pushing for the amendment, which aims to stop 'eminent designers or architects' being supplanted by inferior firms once planning permission for a scheme has been granted. They hope the amendment - which will be debated later this week by a Commons select committee ...
ICON WANTED IN EAST ANGLIASubscription
The East of England Development Agency has launched an international ideas competition to find a 'visionary plan for a landmark or a series of landmarks'. The backers aim to create an 'icon that will foster a sense of identity for the region as a whole'. The competition as yet has neither a site or funding.For more information call the RIBA competitions office on 0113 234 1335.
Broadway Malyan is gearing up for a public inquiry into its Vauxhall Tower scheme that, if successful, could pave the way for a cluster of skyscrapers being drawn up for the south London site.
Prescott demands more 'wow'and less 'Noddy'Subscription
Deputy prime minister John Prescott has delivered a clarion call for good design in construction projects of the future, demanding 'more of the wow factor'.
Wilkinson Eyre ArchitectsSubscription
Wilkinson Eyre Architects has completed the first phase of its £33 million Museum of London redevelopment.The project reworks the existing 1970s Powell & Moya building by creating a series of 'dramatic new spaces'and improving circulation.
Building (£3m-£50m) Winner
Green light for new country houseSubscription
A Suffolk planning committee last week defied the advice of its own officers to unreservedly approve a new country house by Paul + O Architects.
MUMA WINS GALLERY REFURBSubscription
London-based MUMA has won a competition to design a two-phase scheme for the Newlyn Art Gallery in Cornwall.The practice - also known as McInnes Usher McKnight Architects - saw off John Miller + Partners, de Metz Architects, Woolf Architects and Caruso St John in the final round of the competition.The project will involve the refurbishment of the gallery's existing building and the conversion of the ground floor of Penzance's Exchange Building.