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Glasgow Barrowlands Park: LOCI Design, Dec 2014

The Vinyl Frontier: Barrowland Park by LOCI Design

8-Dec-2014 | By Greg White

Greg White describes how LOCI Design, working with pop artist Jim Lambie, enlivened a derelict site in Glasgow with a pathway modelled on the spines of album covers. Photography by Stephen Hosey

Blackpool Council Offices, Talbot Gateway, AHR, Dec 2014

The last resort: Blackpool council offices by AHR

4-Dec-2014 | By Owen Pritchard

Blackpool’s glory days are well behind it, but AHR’s council building sets out to reverse the decline, writes Owen Pritchard. Photography by Daniel Hopkinson

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Beacon of enlightenment: The Lexicon by Carr Cotter Naessens

13-Nov-2014 | By Gary Boyd

In a time of shrinking public realm, Carr Cotter Naessens’ new library at Dún Laoghaire is a generous, well-worked example of what civic architecture can be, writes Gary Boyd. Photography by Dennis Gilbert

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Library of Birmingham by Mecanoo

10-Oct-2014 | By Piers Gough

Libraries are where you go to escape and discover other worlds, and Mecanoo has provided an expansive and multi-layered location for this activity, writes Piers Gough

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Community framework: JW3 by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

27-Jan-2014 | By

With some exquisite finishes, the frame of Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands’ JW3 is elegant as well as tough, writes Felix Mara. Photography by Hufton + Crow

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Concrete kaleidoscope: New Seinäjoki City Library by JKMM

30-Sep-2013 | By

JKMM’s digital-age extension to Alvar Aalto’s 1965 city library at Seinäjoki in Finland startles with its edgy angularity and tricks of perspective, writes Felix Mara

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Supersize Mecanoo: Birmingham Library by Mecanoo

27-Sep-2013 | By Jay Merrick

Birmingham’s new mega-library might be the last of its kind. But that won’t stop it from becoming a great public building, writes Jay Merrick. Photography by Christian Richters

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Stirling Prize revisited - is Peckham Library still a winner?

26-Sep-2013 | By

The success of Peckham Library has prompted Southwark to build two more new libraries. But how has the building stood up to 13 years of heavy use? asks Tom Ravenscroft

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Wembley assembly

1-Aug-2013 | By

One-stop shop? tick. Sustainable? very. Atrium? definitely. New civic paradigm? maybe. Felix Mara visits Hopkins’ Brent Civic Centre. Photography by Morley von Sternberg

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Realigning Rochdale

19-Jul-2013 | By

FaulknerBrowns Architects’ £42.5 million new council HQ is a worthy addition to the civic architecture of Rochdale, writes Richard Waite. Photography by Hufton + Crow

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Bisset Adams’ ‘next generation’ Idea Store opens

6-Aug-2013 | By

Bisset Adams has completed a new Idea Store in Tower Hamlets, East London

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Hampshire County Council reveals woodland activity centre

18-Jun-2013 | By

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + DATA] Hampshire County Council Architect’s outdoor centre alongside the Basingstoke Canal scooped a RIBA Regional Award last week

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3XN extends Copenhagen courthouse

17-Jun-2013 | By

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] 3XN’s municipal courthouse in Danish capital has been awarded a RIBA EU Award

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Corstorphine + Wright's Derby Council House refurb opens its doors

11-Apr-2013 | By

[FIRST LOOK] Corstorphine + Wright’s £27milion refurbishment of the Council House in Derby has officially been opened