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Robert Sakula

Robert Sakula

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  • Comment on: Moscow’s Shukhov tower saved from demolition

    Robert Sakula's comment 20-Aug-2014 9:46 am

    Hooray! Visited it last month and got within 10 metres of its base, trespassing in a neighbouring compound.. One of the must-sees of a visit to Moscow.

  • Comment on: RIBA launches design comp for its own offices

    Robert Sakula's comment 11-Oct-2013 1:50 pm

    I was wrong with one of my comments above - there is a woman on the jury: apologies Sasha Bhavan. But this doesn't affect the main points I was making.

  • Comment on: RIBA launches design comp for its own offices

    Robert Sakula's comment 11-Oct-2013 10:57 am

    I am appalled by the terms of this competition. After all the hard work Walter Menteth and others have done on trying to open opportunities to a wider range of architects, the RIBA is here closing them down again. For example: They have done an industry-standard PQQ which will involve practices in 2-3 days work, when a simple practice profile would be just as effective. They ask a whole lot of blah-blah questions about approach etc, so that one is judged on one's prose rather one's design. There's a mean little £50 registration fee - that should come out of the project budget for a project of this scale. They want the thing formatted their way, so you have to spend a lot more time than necessary compiling your response. The jury is entirely white, middle-aged males. Worst of all, your turnover has to be twice their proposed architect's fee of £172,000, effectively shutting out around 90-95% of all chartered practices. So three questions to the RIBA: Did you intend to eliminate the vast majority of architects from the running? What evidence do you have that small companies pose more of a risk to a project than big ones? Would you consider altering the terms of engagement for this competition? I think this is the RIBA at its most pathetic and disappointing.

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