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A little less conversation

At last night’s event Future Hackney: the Shape of Tomorrow, Astragal found the many speeches rather long and their self-congratulatory tone, upon closer inspection of the exhibition’s models, rather misjudged. Architectural gems by Adjaye Associates (Rivington Place), Ash Sakula (the Hothouse extension) and Waugh Thistleton (Hoxton Cinema) had a sense of scale and identity. Where Hackney Council is losing the 24ha-plot altogether is ...

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