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Interview: RIBA Gold Medalist Hertzberger talks candidly to the AJ

As the RIBA honours Herman Hertzberger, 79, with a Gold Medal, the Dutch architect tells James Pallister why he advocates a return to tool-based education, re-using empty office buildings and why the profession should stop thinking about beauty and start making buildings that work

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