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RIBA blasted over failed RSPCA competition


Once again, this shows that architectural competitions should be abandoned and boycotted by the profession. No sane, modern profession would tolerate this nonsense. The competition system appears to be a hang over from Victorian times, when they were probably used as a fig leave for corruption and nepotism. They give the illusion of an open and transparent approach, when in reality the winner is already largely decided. They are an extraordinary waste of time and resources, often leading to inferior and costly buildings (eg Scottish Parliament building, which was 10 x over budget, and must cost a fortune). Just say no, and stop the RIBA from continuing this insult and injury to practitioners. Like Edward S Prior (1852-1932) did.

Posted date

3 April, 2019

Posted time

7:02 pm