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Iconic architecture detracts from its contents – IM Pei recalled
So successful has been IM Pei’s glass pyramid at the Louvre that it has become a destination in its own right, clogging up the ticketing process for art lovers wishing to see the gallery’s other 300,000 exhibits. Of the three entrances to Paris’s major tourist attraction, the pyramid hall attracts two-thirds of the 7.5 million visitors. IM Pei has been recalled ..............more

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Rogers in London
GC Bankside have submitted a detailed planning application for a residential scheme at the Holland Street site, which borders the Tate Modern, London. Designed by Richard Rogers Partnership, the landmark scheme comprises 229 apartments in 5 buildings, providing a total of 300,000 sq ft. of accommodation. The scheme ranges in height from 5 to 24 storeys and includes duplex level penthouses. 30% of the homes..............more
 
Alsop completes in Singapore
Alsop’s first major project in Asia, a dramatic redevelopment of the river front district of Clarke Quay in Singapore, is succeeding in drawing tourists and locals back to the historic waterfront. Developed by Capitaland, the SGD 88 million (approx. £30.6m)..............more
 
Foster in Milan
Foster and Partners have recently been commissioned to design ‘a city within a city’ in south-east Milan. The massive 1,200,000m² site was left following the closure of the Montedison factory and the Redaelli steel mills. Social life at Milano Giulia will revolve around the 600 metre long pedestrian promenade, lined with shops and services. The project will also contain schools, halls of ..............more
 
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