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Cultural buildings, museum architecture and art galleries

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Hawkins\Brown's Oily Cart

Hawkins\Brown completes 'playful' children's theatre

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Hawkins\Brown has completed this £350,000 children’s theatre in an annexe of a Victorian Grade II-listed primary school in Tooting, London

The Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, Wales

Contest opens for £6m overhaul of Chapter Arts Centre

A high-profile competition has been launched for the £6 million redevelopment of Cardiff’s prestigious Chapter Arts Centre

Gimshaw's Millennium Point building a science and technology education centre in Birmingham’s Eastside area, is a £114 million millennium project

FCBS, BDP and Simpson vie for Birmingham Conservatoire

Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS), BDP and Ian Simpson Architects have been shortlisted to design a new £40 million home for the Birmingham Conservatoire

McAslan Museum of Modernism

John McAslan completes Museum of Methodism overhaul

John McAslan + Partners has completed the revamp of the Museum of Methodism in the crypt of Wesley’s chapel in London

Scottish Poetry Library

Fraser rubbishes Scottish Poetry Library revamp

A war of words has broken out over future plans for the acclaimed Scottish Poetry Library (SPL) in Edinburgh Old Town

Carmody Groarke's new gallery inside the RIBA's Portland Place headquarters. Photography by Philip Vile

RIBA cuts ribbon on new HQ gallery

The RIBA has taken the wraps off a new £900,000 gallery designed by Carmody Groarke with Julian Harrap inside its 1934 London headquarters


A rock and a hard place

Where many have failed, Denton Corker Marshall has adeptly handled the longstanding challenge of building near Stonehenge, writes Tom Ravenscroft. Photography by Anthony Coleman


Shades of Tate: Tate Britain by Caruso St John

Caruso St John’s interventions at Tate Britain are a masterpiece of architectural ambiguity, writes Jay Merrick. Photography by Hélène Binet


Complex culture: Heydar Aliyev Centre, Baku by Zaha Hadid

The vast Heydar Aliyev cultural centre in Azerbaijan’s capital city takes Zaha Hadid Architects’ startling design artistry to a new level and creates a world-class exhibition space, writes Felix Mara

Allies and Morrison’s £7.5 million Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London

Allies and Morrison completes Jacobean theatre at Globe

[First look + project data] Allies and Morrison’s £7.5 million Sam Wanamaker Playhouse opened this week

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