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Stirling Prize winners: 'We were paid to do the value engineering. That's unheard of'


Good analogy, but ACC did not do any public housing(?!), only private housing, which makes the comment above praise indeed. This award is indeed cause for great hope, that architects will once more become handmaidens of the welfare state and an essential, existential ecological agenda. The age of contractor-led D+B procurement died with Carillion. Traditional contracts with intelligent architects and clients is a return to sanity and design quality. Post occupancy evaluation is essential and should be mandatory on all public projects (as in Scotland). POE is best conducted by independent experts for obvious reasons. Let us hope that we have turned the corner, after decades of disastrous, and deadly, PFI procurement in the public realm. And that the revolution of the ‘uncooperative eco-crusty’ can prevail over decades of neoliberalism and the current unlawful tyranny of King Boris the Terrible Clown. My hearty congratulations to all involved. You have shown us the way forwards into the sunlit uplands of a better world.

Posted date

11 October, 2019

Posted time

8:48 am