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Today's News - March 19, 2004

It's an international shortlist for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (and a link to all the pretty pictures). -- Toronto's much-maligned Harbourfront "ain't so bad after all." -- A "cultural cluster" for Nashville (don't forget the parking). -- A go-ahead for mucho millions for Kennedy Center project. -- A few hundred million for Kansas City convention center expansion. -- Daylighting a delight for Eco Office. -- University students want green student union (so what's the problem?). -- Singapore style coming into its own. -- Murcutt wows them in Chicago. -- People skills a plus for budding architects. -- Citroen returns to Champs-Elysées with high-style high-tech center. -- What is a home? Irish architects want to know.

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Shortlisted Architectural Firms for The Canadian Museum for Human Rights Announced - Antoine Predock Architect; Charles Correa; Dan Hanganu & The Arcop Group; Mashabane Rose; Michael Maltzan; Saucier + Perrotte; Schmidt Hammer & Lassen; Schwartz Architects/EHDD- Archiseek (Canada)

Canadian Museum for Human Rights Proposals [images]- Canadian Museum for Human Rights

A contender on the waterfront: Toronto has been beating itself up over Harbourfront, but it ain't so bad after all- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Nashville civic leaders seek ‘cultural cluster’: Quality infill, particularly mixed-use vertical buildings that are of a pedestrian scale, could help in that effort- Nashville City Paper

Old-Fashioned Main Street Coming Right Up: 500-acre New Urbanism-style housing project - DTJ Design- New York Times

Kennedy Center Plaza Plan Gets Go-Ahead. By Linda Hales - Rafael Viñoly- Washington Post

Council approves bonds for Bartle Hall: $197.6 million convention center project includes new ballroom - HNTB- Kansas City Star

High-Performance Daylighting: Daylight Aperture Optimization For The Southface Eco Office - Lord, Aeck & Sargent [images]- Environmental Design + Construction

University Development Initiative members persist in getting new student union LEED certified: ‘There’s a lot of indifference’- UNC Charlotte NinerOnline.com

Building a S'pore style: While some may complain about a lack of originality in Singapore architecture, most in the industry take heart in constant efforts to develop a uniquely local style. - A.Alliance; SAA Architects; SCDA Architects- Business Times (Singapore)

Force of Nature: It's standing-room-only at IIT's Crown Hall as Pritzker Prize winner Glenn Murcutt lectures on bringing nature back to modern architecture. By Lynn Becker [images]- Repeat

Budding architects must build people skills: "It’s not easy to teach attitude."- MichiganLive

Citroen reclaims some Parisian heritage: ...almost as renowned in France for its architecture as it is for its advanced cars...has taken the keys back to No. 42, Avenue Champs-Elysées... -Manuelle Gautrand- just-auto.com (UK)

Architectural Association of Ireland asks the people - what is a home? ...inviting the public to submit ideas - and illustrations -of what home means.- Irish Times

Case Study: HGA Stakes Its Claim in California- ArchNewsNow


-- Massimiliano Fuksas: Ferrari Management Headquarters, Maranello, Italy
-- Under construction: Santiago Calatrava: Liège Guillemins TGV Station, Liège, Belgium
-- Álvaro Siza: Meteorology Center, Barcelona
-- Book: Inside Africa By: Laurence Dougier and Frédéric Couderc


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