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Today's News - September 10, 2003

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Lengthy insight from Goldberger (with a bit of "my travels with Daniel and Nina"). -- Ideas wanted for Chicago Park. -- Awards for rising design stars. -- A stellar international shortlist for Philadelphia library. -- Grand plans for Washington, DC's grand avenue. -- Habitat housing that pays attention to energy efficiency and the local architectural vernacular. -- Master plan for Dallas arts center seems to be missing some pieces. -- All abuzz about Birmingham, UK, icon. -- Turning brownfields green. -- A muscular and mysterious theater for Minneapolis. -- Upscale mall image for Ottawa hospital. -- Scaled down hotel plan wins out in Baltimore. -- Word-class malls are hits in India. -- Cost controls out of control in Nigeria. -- Is it hip to be sniffy about Soane?

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Urban Warriors: Daniel and Nina Libeskind thought they had figured out how to get a building built. Then they came to New York. By Paul Goldberger- The New Yorker

Ideas competition: A vision for the extension of Lincoln Park, Chicago. Deadlone: December 1- Graham Foundation

Metropolis Next Generation Prize: Deadline: December 15- Metropolis Magazine

A $100 million plan to make over library. By Inga Saffron - Norman Foster; Moshe Safdie; Enrique Norten; Cesar Pelli- Philadelphia Inquirer

For Pennsylvania Avenue, an Elegant Turn: ...not a whole lot of fakery and pretense...design is both foresightful and realistic. By Benjamin Forgey - Michael Van Valkenburgh- Washington Post

MSU chips in for energy-efficient Habitat house: prototype...is respectful of the area's architectural heritage- Clarion-Ledger (Mississippi)

Fill in the blanks: New [master plan for the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts] lacks adventure and details. By David Dillon - Rem Koolhaas; Foster and Partners; Hillier- Dallas Morning News

Inside the icon: The glittering shell of Selfridges in Birmingham is already a landmark. Giles Worsley finds the interior equally dramatic [images]- Telegraph (UK)

US EPA's Browfields 2003: Growning a Greener America and International Phoenix Awards October 27-29- International City/County Management Association (ICMA)

Guthrie Theater design: eye-popping and mysterious: a tall, muscular building with a signature bridge and a somewhat mysterious interior. - Jean Nouvel [images]- Minneapolis Star Tribune

New Royal Ottawa Hospital will feel like 'upscale mall': Architects want building to seem 'non-clinical' - Parkin Architects; Adamson Architects; Brisbin Brook Beynon Architects- Ottawa Citizen (Canada)

Malls are shoppers' paradise in Kolkata: The City Centre is going to be the city’s first public space to be designed by an architect of international repute. - Charles Correa- The Economic Times (India)

Key advice speeds project on its way: Scaled-down design helps hotel gain OK - Cooper, Robertson & Partners; Hill Glazier Architects; Beatty Harvey- Baltimore Sun

Opinion: The Quantity Surveyor and the Civil Engineer: a battle for the soul of the Construction Industry, nay the Nigerian economy.- Vanguard (Nigeria)

Why are we so sniffy about Soane? Your position on Soane has become a litmus test in architectural politics. By Deyan Sudjic - Cedric Price- Observer (UK)


- News from Denmark: Nouvel, Hadid, Maya Lin, Vandkunsten, Libeskind, khras architects, Kasper Salto, Lauritz de Thurah, Niemeyer, Utzon, and...
- Retrospective: Verner Panton - Vision & Play, Danish Design Centre, Copenhagen
- Coop Himmelb(l)auL Final design phase, North Jutland House of Music, Aalborg, Denmark
- Henning Larsens Tegnestue: Under construction: Opera House, Copenhagen
- Søren Robert Lund Architects: Netbureau Araneum Headquarters, Building 90, Copenhagen
- Tegnestuen Vandkunsten: Torpedo Hall Apartments, Copenhagen


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