Issue : 24 July 2003
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Hard-up Cambridge drops diplomaSubscription
Cambridge University has startled the architectural world with news that it has decided to abandon its Part 2 diploma course.
Vision for London wins plauditsSubscription
The panel conducting the draft London Plan's Examination in Public has given Ken Livingstone's vision for the capital its overwhelming support.
Zaha Hadid lands £106m Taiwan gallery projectSubscription
The Guggenheim Foundation has commissioned Zaha Hadid Architects to design a £106 million gallery complex in the Taiwanese city of Taichung (above).
CALL FOR COURTHOUSESubscription
RIBA president George Ferguson has written to Lord Falconer, head of the new Department of Constitutional Affairs, calling on him to commission an 'excellent' new building to house the proposed Supreme Court. 'Like Barry's Palace of Westminster, it will need to be a building that is fit for purpose, respected and one that reflects the modern yet deeprooted values of the court which it will house, 'said Ferguson.
ST HELENS WANTS NEW EDENSubscription
A regeneration agency in St Helens has unveiled plans to create an 'Eden Centre of the North' in the Lancashire town.The £200 million scheme will form part of a framework to create jobs and reclaim brownfield land in the town, which suffered industrial decline in the 1990s.The project aims to develop a plot somewhere on the M6 corridor, in an effort to 'bring tourist money to the area'.
SRA DROPS ALSOP SCHEMESubscription
The Strategic Rail Authority has admitted that it cannot afford Will Alsop's planned renovation of Birmingham's New Street Station.
CABE's Design Review Committee has savaged Norwich-based LSI Architects' designs for a town centre mixed-use scheme in Dereham in Norfolk.
Nina Libeskind has hit back at claims that her husband has been sidelined on the project to rebuild on the World Trade Center site.
Flying in the face of the cold warSubscription
Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects has drawn inspiration from the Berlin Wall for its new £11.2 million Cold War Aviation Museum in Shropshire.
Open house for Squire in KenyaSubscription
Squire and Partners has managed to break the 'compound culture' with its new centre for the British Council in Kenya, despite the increased threat of terrorist attacks on British citizens abroad.