Zaha Hadid’s Maxxi Museum of Art in Rome

The RIBA has announced the shortlist for this year’s Stirling prize, which is dominated by cultural buildings. Zaha Hadid’s Maxxi Museum of Art in Rome is the bookies’ favourite to win the £20,000 prize. Rick Mather’s Ashmolean Museum extension in Oxford, and David Chipperfield Architects’ Neues Museum in Berlin have Continue Reading

‘Risky’ Miralles replaced in Leeds

Chapman Taylor’s revised design for a £350 million Leeds shopping centre has been attacked by the architects the firm replaced. The firm’s designs have now been revealed for the first time after the recession-hit Trinity Leeds shopping centre was this week finally given the go-ahead by Land Securities – 11 Continue Reading

Green Light for Liverpool’s New Central Library

Green Light for Liverpool’s New Central Library ·Liverpool City Council and Inspire Partnership sign landmark PFI contract for £50m development ·Central Library to close on Friday, July 23 – two-year renovation to begin this Autumn ·Temporary Library service opens on 2nd floor of World Museum Liverpool on August 9 ·Free Continue Reading

Timber framed buildings ‘fire risk’ despite safety test

A controversial safety report, coupled with lobbying by the timber industry, has led to the spread of a construction method not widely seen in the UK since the Great Fire of London. BBC London has discovered potentially dangerous timber framed buildings are proliferating – but nobody knows how many there Continue Reading