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Today's News - October 14, 2002

The design for a new hospital in Bangladesh incorporates Vastu, the Hindu art of placement. -- The shortlisted architects visit Ground Zero, and the ground rules are spelled out. -- Bookies laid the odds on the bridge; the pundits said the same firm couldn't win the Stirling Prize twice in a row…the bookies were right (and everyone seems to have something to say.) -- A smaller prize, perhaps, but not to be ignored: an award for improving public access to building sites and engaging local communities in the consultation process (what a concept!). -- "Lucasland" in San Francisco's Presidio has stirred a lot of controversy; it "won't change the course of architecture…but will leave many wondering what all the fuss was about." -- Frank Gehry continues to stretch the boundaries, personally and professionally - and stretches the design paradigms of educational environments. -- Two out of three cheers for a new sports arena. -- Teenagers and golf carts (instead of drag racing) create problems for a planned community. -- Tough times for new projects in the City by the Bay. -- A call for proposals to recycle a torpedo factory in Milwaukee. -- A rebuttal about Pelli's library design for the naysayers in Minneapolis…and more.

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Dhaka Apollo Hospital in Bangladesh by SmithGroup- ArchNewsNow

Emotional Visit to Ground Zero for Architects: ...acutely aware of the significance of the opportunity they were being given.- New York Times

New Rules For Designing Ground Zero [images]- Gotham Gazette

Wilkinson Eyre scoops £20,000 Stirling Prize - for second time [images]- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Elegant - but is it architecture? Gateshead Millennium bridge wins Stirling Prize - Wilkinson Eyre Architects [images]- The Guardian

'Blinking Eye' wins architecture's top award. By Jay Merrick - Wilkinson Eyre Architects- Independent (UK)

Walsall’s New Art Gallery wins £5,000 Building Sights award - Caruso St John Architects- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Urban Landscape: Lucas design a natural fit for Presidio: Careful attention to open space simplifies planned complex. By John King - Genlser; Lawrence Halprin [images]- San Francisco Chronicle

Renovation in progress: At 73, Frank Gehry faces the challenge of trying to avoid the formulaic and to stretch his architectural vision yet again. By Nicolai Ouroussoff [images]- Los Angeles Times

A business school for the post-Enron era: Frank Gehry's brash new management school...shows architecture can open the door to more responsible ways of doing business. By Blair Kamin- Chicago Tribune

Design for management school is a case study in duality: Gehry's latest is awkward on the outside, mesmerizing on the inside. By Nicolai Ouroussoff [images]- Los Angeles Times

Two Cheers for the Terps' New Shell: ...a good hall for basketball, but architecturally it's something of a missed opportunity. By Benjamin Forgey - Ellerbe Becket; Design Collective- Washington Post

Uneasy riding: Town overrun with golf carts: While Peachtree City still typifies many elements of so-called smart growth, it is facing some of the same issues as major cities- Chicago Tribune

Arrested development: Tough times have curtailed plans for a half-dozen ambitious building projects in San Francisco [image]- San Francisco Chronicle

From eyesore to asset: UWM hopes to transform old warehouse. By Whitney Gould- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Pelli's library design an act of architectural diplomacy - Cesar Pelli & Associates; Architectural Alliance [images]- Minneapolis Star Tribune


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