The Concrete Centre has published a compendium of its 2004 Concrete Elegance lectures, run in collaboration with the Building Centre Trust, which provided architects and engineers with an insight into a range of projects where concrete has been used to achieve elegant construction and design. Projects included the Scottish Parliament and Canongate Wall (above) and de Rijke Marsh Morgan's One Centaur Street. 'The renewed interest in concrete's plastic and aesthetic qualities has been facilitated by the wealth of knowledge and experience within the concrete industry, ' said Allan Haines of The Concrete Centre. During 2006, the Concrete Elegance series will continue to celebrate inspirational and innovative uses of concrete - visit www. concretecentre.
com/events. Concrete Elegance 2004 is available from the RIBA bookshop, priced £10.