GOOD CLIENTS GET THE BEST FROM THEIR BUILDINGS AFTER THE AWARDS
As Alvar Aalto so astutely said, it isn't what a building looks like on its opening that matters, but the way it looks after 30 years. Viewed in this light, the RIBA Awards are an imperfect measure of quality, a transitory judgement which can only be validated with the passage of time.
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