Issue No.214 // 20 October 2009
 
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Maggie's Centre wins Stirling Prize
Ruth Reed with Richard Rogers (background image (c) Richard Bryant)

Richard Rogers takes UK architecture's top prize for the second time

Richard Rogers’ Maggie's Centre in west London has been awarded the RIBA Stirling Prize for 2009, announced at a televised ceremony on Saturday. From a shortlist of six, Rogers' design won the £20,000 prize making this the second time his practice has achieved what is considered to be one of the most prestigious architecture prizes. Rogers’ Barajas Airport in Spain scooped the top spot in 2006. The Maggie’s Centre is one of several ground-breaking centres across the UK designed to give premium care and support to cancer sufferers and their families. Maggie's is the......more

Maggie's inspires Danish design
Spread of Maggie's Centre concept adds weight to architecture's part in health improvements: The Municipality of Copenhagen has been inspired by the renowned Maggie's Cancer Care charity, which highlights architecture's role in healthcare and......more

Illuminating landmark
Historic university set for modern cultural landmark building: The University of Aberdeen is the fifth oldest English-language University in the world. Established in 1495, it houses over a quarter of a million books and manuscripts. The new......more

Open crossing
Cox Rayner + Arup complete worlds largest tensegrity bridge in Brisbane:Kurilpa Bridge, the world’s largest tensegrity bridge, was officially opened to the public this week. Designed by the Queensland division of Australia’s Cox Rayner......more

Gjerdrum's first days
170million NOK school opens in the Norwegian village: 320 students started their school year in August at one of Norway's newest purpose-built schools. After winning an invited competition in 2007 Kristin Jarmund Arkitekter's design for Gjerdrum Secondary......more

London office given seal of approval
Gherkin makes a friend as planning approved for Monteverde office: The City of London has granted planning consent for Fletcher Priest’s 21,370 sq m new office building at 6 Bevis Marks for the Monteverde Group. In the heart of the City......more

Rotating hotel as centrepiece in Croatia
Šolta Island will be home to Europe's first rotating hotel: A rotating hotel is to form the centrepiece of a new resort near Split in Croatia. Designed by Richard Hywel Evans of Studio RHE, specialists in holiday resort design, the concept was proposed from a......more

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