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Recalling a university challenge

There are few opportunities to hear a public appraisal of a building by its architect, generally considered to have had a seminal influence on the subsequent history of architecture. Manfred Schiedhelm, speaking at the aa last week, was a lead collaborator on the Berlin Free University project (first phase completed 1973), with the practice of Candilis, Josic and Woods. He took responsibility for the construction programme, and his own practice later extended the complex.

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