Blair orders new breed of 'showcase' public buildings
Prime minister Tony Blair has told all his main governmental departments he wants to see a series of 'showcase' public buildings in this country as a result of a personal crusade to lift quality in UK architecture. Blair's desire comes as part of a push to get government departments to speak the same language, procure more buildings which use Britain's plentiful array of architectural talent better and take advantage of the creation of the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment ..
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