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Leicester eclipses rivals with Viñoly and Alsop projects

Rafael Viñoly Architects has won a competition to build its first building in the UK, a £26 million theatre and performing arts venue in Leicester. And in another boost for the city, intended to push it ahead of its Midlands rivals, Alsop Architects has unveiled a strategic framework for 400ha development to include offices, housing and a science and technology campus. It also includes proposals to reunite the city core with its waterfront.

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