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As the year draws to a close, WAN looks back at the 100 most viewed projects of 2010

Ever wondered what everyone else is reading on WAN? Is it the latest in cutting edge design, the regeneration of traditional and historic architecture or possibly the unique projects sought out from smaller niche practices across the world? Well look no further because to round off the year we are pleased to bring you the 100 most viewed projects of 2010. Unsurprisingly the top spots have been filled by some of the more hard hitting ‘starchitects’ including Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry and Lord Foster, and major practices SOM and HOK, as well as endlessly controversial schemes such as the Park51 facility in New York City. This said, 2010 has been a good year for smaller......more

From the ashes...
Key players at RMJM set up new practice: Over the last few months, rumours have surfaced about the constant issues bubbling under at RMJM - one of the largest architectural practices in the world - implying that the firm has been hit harder than most......more

Eyes to the skies
Alternative air traffic control tower and fire station completed at military airport in Austria: A new air traffic control tower and service building for the fire brigade, winter service and rescue, designed by Zechner & Zechner ZT Gmbh have now......more

Green light for GRID Architects
GRID Architects wins planning for a new residential and business quarter in Lewisham: GRID Architects has been awarded planning permission for a residential and business quarter at Marine Wharf, in Deptford, Lewisham. The scheme will dramatically......more

Stars in their eyes
C. F. Møller design new star-shaped prison in Denmark to aid inmate resocialisation: Scandinavian firm C. F. Møller has won the competition to design a new closed state prison on the island of Falster, Denmark. Beating off stiff competition from schmidt......more

The power of nature
Pan Long Gu Church with clean, sharp lines harnesses power of scenic surroundings: Designed by the Chinese architecture studio Atelier 11, this church is currently under construction in Pan Long Gu, a scenic area at Ji County in the city of Tianjing, China......more

RIBA Trust scrapped
Roger Zogolovitch airs his views as the RIBA Council calls an end to the RIBA Trust: A decision by the RIBA Council to cease the operation of the RIBA Trust has been met by outrage from the architecture community. The Trust was originally set up......more

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