Issue : 29 January 2004
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Future for King's Cross in doubtSubscription
A government review into the escalating cost of Arup/Allies and Morrison's new ticket hall at London's King's Cross Underground station threatens to destabilise an ambitious regeneration programme for the entire area.
Richard Rogers and the RIBA have withdrawn their amendments to the Planning Bill, following a government U-turn last Thursday on the role of 'design' in the reforms.
Plans by SOM's London office for a massive new £300 million NATO headquarters in Belgium have already hit timetabling and design delays.
GRIMSHAW PLANS AHEADSubscription
John Prescott has withdrawn a holding directive on Grimshaw's Ellipse building for the Royal College of Art after the practice lodged a fresh planning application. The new design attempts to address Westminster Council's concerns over the roof, north elevation and main entrance, and will go before planners next month.
THREE'S COMPANY AT BEXHILLSubscription
Chapman Taylor, ABK and Aukett have made it onto the final shortlist in the competition to design a £25 million mixed-use development on a site adjacent to the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea.
RSA PROGRAMME TO ENDSubscription
The RSA's Art for Architecture programme will come to an end in March this year, following its failure to secure CABE funding. The commission has chosen to redirect the cash previously provided for the programme to Public Arts South West, which it says 'is more in keeping with our corporate strategy'.
FARRELL GETS CLINICALSubscription
Terry Farrell & Partners has started on site with its plans for a new Consulting and Diagnostic Centre for the London Clinic.
FIVE GO RENOVATINGSubscription
Channel Five is set to make a new television series based on the domestic renovation, conversion or restoration of old buildings. It is keen to hear from architects who have taken on a commission to design such a project for families who are leaving more traditional homes. Contact Sarah Corke on 020 7313 8085 or email buildanewlife@yahoo. co. uk
Herzog & de MeuronSubscription
Stirling Prize-winner Herzog & de Meuron has designed this 25,000m 2extension to the Walker Art Gallery in Minneapolis. The $67.5 million (£37.2 million) project will double the space available for the multidisciplinary centre, allowing for a substantial increase in the events programmed. It will provide new gallery space, a 385-seat performance space, a film theatre, a series of street-level and roof-top terraces, a library and an education facility. The extension programme will ...
Young London practice Piercy Conner was left disappointed this week after being named the winner of a RIBA competition, only to be passed over by the client.