There’s a packed field for the Building Awards’ prestigious Project of the Year prizes, with museums and libraries jostling with the Baby Shard and London’s first inhabited bridge for 250 years
With much of the Thames Valley looking like something out of a disaster movie this winter, arguments are raging over whether the Thames Barrier can cope with the consequences of climate change - or whether it’s time to start thinking about building a new one
Sweden’s first ever PPP project is a £1.3bn hospital that is also Europe’s greenest
Few things outrage the driver’s innate sense of entitlement more than not being able to find a car parking space near to home. Yet planners and designers are still grappling to reconcile the need to placate the resident with the desire to minimise the impact of the car
Biodiversity offsetting is the government’s answer to the conundrum of how to speed up development while safeguarding the country’s woodland and other environmental habitats. The idea has come under fire from all sides - but also enjoyed some unexpected support
Boris Johnson’s plan to build an airport from scratch in the Thames Estuary may be no nearer to securing government backing, but it refuses to go away. We look at similar projects from around the world to try to work out if the idea has wings
Could fundamental changes to the cladding industry be the key to providing cost-effective, high-quality private rental accommodation?
Six developers have been shortlisted for the next housing schemes to be built on the Olympic park in east London.
Barcelona Football Club has unveiled a time-lapse animation of its planned £495m revamp of the Nou Camp stadium
Animated fly-through details six major regeneration schemes in Northampton
Council acquires Guildhall buildings for mixed-use development
New images of Cheesegrater released as tower approaches practical completion
Architect Feilden and Mawson’s plans for a dedicated education centre at the Place of Westminster have been given the go-ahead by planners
Kier was won the job to build a £45m grandstand at Cheltenham Racecourse
Exclusive: Conversion of athletes’ accommodation into residential properties running three months behind schedule
Host of architects and consultants across eight teams in running for prestigious job
Practices including Eric Parry and Rick Mather chasing mixed-use job
Manufacturers are being challenged to develop a range of products that meet the more stringent demands of today’s built environment. Happily, they seem to be more than up to it, as these companies, exhibiting at Ecobuild, demonstrate
Healthcare is a sector with very specific needs, but there are innovative building products to suit all projects, from hygienic flooring to security management systems
They say you can tell what a school is like by the state of its loos. Well, it’ll certainly be worth spending a penny or two on this week’s educational products …
A round-up of some of the latest envelope systems, as seen on a Cornish showground, schools in Stockton-on-Tees and Carmarthenshire, and the Jewish Museum in Berlin.
WONDERS & BLUNDERS
From the Community
The Qasr al Hosn Festival demonstrates this glittering city is still connected with its roots
Forget festival fatigue - the south of France has lost none of its magic, and MIPIM is its networking capital. But what’s diffferent this year is that it will be the Brits who will be leading the way
What is it about the UK that spawned the likes of Rogers, Foster, Hopkins, Grimshaw and Farrell?
George Osborne’s announcement last week that Euston should be demolished is a very welcome surprise
When we think about what we build and who we build it for, we should think about the wider wiring of the country and about what makes a community
They never take the long-term view needed to create places which stand the test of time
Construction is often wrongly cast as thwarting the architect’s ambitions or vision