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Review of the year: FLYING HIGH

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The £12 billion Chek Lap Kok airport designed by Foster and Partners opened in July, as did Niels Torp's ba hq in June. Gollifer Associates' £16 million National Glass Centre in Sunderland opened, the curtain went up on rhwl's Sadler's Wells theatre, and Benson + Forsyth won praise for its Museum of Scotland. rtkl announced a £20 million makeover of Grimshaw's seminal ft building into a leisure centre, and the ship finally came in for Stirling Wilford's No 1 Poultry (left). Richard Rogers Partnership's law courts in Bordeaux won praise for their dynamic form, criticism for glass cracks. Sandy Wilson's Briitsh Library opened to acclaim. Chapman Taylor's Manchester Trafford Centre also opened for business.

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