Issue : 29 May 2003
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FaulknerBrowns axed in CardiffSubscription
Cardiff City Council has dismissed the lead architect of its vast £700 million International Sports Village development, FaulknerBrowns, following arguments over the scheme's future.
A war of words has broken out between London mayor Ken Livingstone and Lambeth council over Broadway Malyan's proposed Vauxhall Tower.
The government has denied that the country house clause in PPG 7 is already being phased out ahead of public consultation.
SIX GET SURE STARTSubscription
Six practices have been shortlisted in a RIBA competition to design a Sure Start Community Building in Colchester.Adams & Sutherland, dsdha, Houlton Architects, Architype, muf and Anne Thorne Architects were selected from the 56 original expressions of interest.
DESIGNS ON KOREASubscription
A total of 26 UK practices have registered to take part in the Nam June Paik Museum design competition for a new home for the Korean artist's work.
PATEL TAYLOR MASTERPLANSubscription
Tameside council has appointed Patel Taylor to produce a masterplan for Ashton-under-Lyne.The practice won an open competition to examine the existing pedestrian and vehicular links and the physical environment, including roads, paths and street furniture and to recommend improvements. It will also consider proposals for a new open space for civic events.
Foster and PartnersSubscription
Foster and Partners has completed its seven-storey office development, Tower Place, in the City of London. The 42,000m2 scheme restores the strategic view of St Paul's Cathedral that had been partly obscured by the 16-storey 1960s office tower it has replaced.The project - a new headquarters building for the Marsh & McLennan group of companies - consists of two independent blocks linked by a large glazed atrium, which will act as a public thoroughfare.The practice aimed to achieve high ...
Bracing brace of proposals for Brighton pierSubscription
Two more practices have stepped into the row over the future of Brighton's West Pier, proposing alternative modern schemes for the site.
Big names add weight to campaignSubscription
The AJ's campaign to save the country house clause in PPG 7 has gained momentum, with more than 50 new signatories adding their names to our letter to Lord Rooker (AJ22.5.03). In the past week, leading figures such as CABE chairman Sir Stuart Lipton, Richard Rogers Partnership managing director Marco Goldschmied and past RIBA president Michael Manser have all expressed their support, along with designers Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway, the Peabody Trust's director of development Dickon ...
Budget switch threat to education specialistsSubscription
The funding crisis hitting schools across England and Wales could seriously damage practices specialising in education, the RIBA has warned.