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Manchester Millennium project awarded £20m

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The Millennium Commission has granted £20 million to Manchester Millennium Quarter, a project designed to breathe life back into the city centre rocked by an ira bomb in 1996.

A major part of the regeneration is the Urbis Centre, an opaque and transparent exhibition centre designed by Ian Simpson Architects (aj 19.3.98). The project has been called one of the most ambitious urban-design programmes in Britain since the war, and includes a cathedral visitor centre and city park.

Exchange Square will link the Arndale Shopping Centre with a new Marks & Spencer shop. The square has been created by American Martha Schwartz and combines trees and water features.

The award was announced by Chris Smith, culture secretary and chairman of the commission, and millennium commissioner Michael Heseltine.

Wilkinson team shortlisted in Paris bridge competition

Chris Wilkinson Architects is heading one of five teams shortlisted for a competition for one of the longest bridges in Paris.

The £8.5 million footbridge will stretch 250m across the River Seine. The architect has teamed up with Ove Arup & Partners and Paris engineer rfr. Other teams include Dominique Perrault, Reichen-Robert and Antoine Grumbach on possibly reusing a bridge dismantled from the site. Wilkinson is up against another team believed to include Tadao Ando on a new bridge. The winning scheme will be built in 2001.

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