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A system designed to improve decisions makes things worse

Architects are capable of producing places that all will enjoy, but society does not let them. In practice, there seems to be some conspiracy that prevents the really good project being realised. Competitions were seen as a solution. However, the British have managed to develop a competition system which often makes things worse. How did we do that? The jury is often composed of laymen, with just one or two architects in an advisory role. To be frank, the decisionmakers are not qualified ...

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