Issue : 5 June 2003
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Network Rail and the Strategic Rail Authority are drawing up plans to demolish Edinburgh's historic Grade A-listed Waverley Station, one of the UK's finest examples of railway architecture.
The London Development Agency has unveiled a glittering shortlist of world-class practices bidding to masterplan a London Olympics.
Serious delays are threatening the long-awaited Planning Bill following a hush-hush government move to postpone its next Commons reading until '2004 at the earliest'.
DESIGN YOUR OWN FONTSubscription
Architects are being invited to design their own typeface as part of an Architecture Week event. Visit www. dat. org/projects/ibeam/ participate. htm.
CITY OF CULTURE CHOICESubscription
The DCMS was set to announce the winner of the competition to find the European City of Culture 2006 yesterday (Wednesday).
TAKE FIVE FOR SCHOOLS PFISubscription
Five award-winning practices have formed a consortium to bid for school PFI schemes. Penoyre & Prasad Architects, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects, Hawkins/Brown and van Heyningen & Haward have joined forces to form 'PFI5'.
FOSTER BACKS CAMPAIGNSubscription
Lord Foster has thrown his weight behind the AJ's campaign to save the country house clause in PPG 7, and added his signature to our letter to planning minister Lord Rooker. Emails and letters have flooded in all week, with another 107 people signing up, among them Peter Cook, Cezary Bednarski and BDP chairman Nick Terry. If you still wish to add your name, you have until next Wednesday. Email ed. dorrell@construct. emap. com or write to 'Save the Clause', The Architects'Journal, 151 ...
Schools have failed to cooperate with a landmark study into the problems faced by ethnic minorities in architectural education, researchers have claimed.
Towering solution to beat the heat of BeijingSubscription
Botschi Vargas and Robert Rummey have won an international competition for a new quarter in Yichuang city centre. The project, carried out in association with the Beijing Tsinghua Architectural Design and Research Institute, aims to provide a dramatic focus to the central business district, with a composition of towers and domes.
RIAS warning over right of appealSubscription
The RIAS is set to warn the Scottish Executive that the introduction of a third-party right of appeal would be detrimental to the functioning of the planning system. Business leaders are also lined up in opposition to the proposals, which have been put out to consultation in a White Paper.