Details are available from the RIBA Competitions Office, 6 Melbourne Street, Leeds LS2 7PS, tel 0113 234 1335, fax 0113 246 0744, email riba. competitions@mail. riba. org
EUROPAN 7: SUBURBAN CHALLENGE, URBAN INTENSITY AND HOUSING DIVERSITY
The increasing use of the car, the development of out-of-town shopping centres, the increase in leisure complexes, and the extension of business parks seem to be leading to a 'dispersed town' urban model. There is a new will to act in order to reorganise them by reviving the traditional planning ethos of European towns, and by associating this with the challenges of urban sustainability. Europan 7 proposes to tackle this issue at the interface between the urban planning level and the architectural level. Visit www. europan-europe. com Deadline 2.5.03.
STOCKPORT TOWN CENTRE
Design competition to give a new look to Stockport town centre.
The competition is set to raise the town's profile in the region, and involves producing a vision to guide a facelift for St Peter's Square and Mersey Square.
Deadline extended to 4.3.03.
OTHERS PORTSMOUTH CITY MUSEUM
Design solution to include display of local and natural history;
collections resource centre to house all museum and archive collections; learning centre; and temporary exhibition gallery suitable for national touring collections.Visit www. portsmouth. gov. uk.
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