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David Chipperfield Architects has won an international invited competition to restore the Arsenale, a walled area in Verona, Italy. Its masterplan will include facilities for a natural history museum, a museum of opera and a centre for artistic and archaeological studies. The £25 million scheme will focus on a botanic garden forming a 'garden room' for citizens and visitors. The firm beat 25 teams including Tobias Scarpa, Boris Podrecca and Carlo Aymonino.

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