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Rogers wins £100m library competition for Birmingham

The Richard Rogers Partnership has beaten off competition from a star-studded shortlist to scoop the job to design a £100 million library for Birmingham. It saw off 60 international entries including the other shortlisted firms - Edward Cullinan and Partners, Future Systems, Michael Hopkins and Partners, Moshe Safdie, Snøhetta + Spence, and Wilkinson Eyre - to land the project, which will form part of the city's bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2008.

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