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A competition for the new Welsh Assembly, to be built in Cardiff and sited (probably) in the Bay, will be greeted with caution by architects. Few with any pretence to sensitivity can have memories so short that they will have forgotten the city's contemptuous treatment of a legitimate competition victor and a sincere, innovative design. It may be that the only hope for a happy and successful assembly project is to convert an existing building. At first sight a lost opportunity, this ...

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