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Holy Cross School: A class of its own

12 Feb 16 | By Ike Ijeh

Cullinan Studio’s prefabricated school in Swindon extracts spatial and architectural delight from a lean, compact template and answers today’s challenge of how we can build more schools for less money, while maintaining design quality

The new Grande Stade de Lyon is encased in concrete walls with narrow openings to mimic a medieval fortress

Grande Stade de Lyon: Stadium Franglais

3 Feb 16 | By Ike Ijeh

Olympique Lyonnais’ new £340m home, designed by Populous, will host Euro 2016 matches this summer. But is it more typical of English stadium design than its continental counterparts?

The last train carrying the general public left Aldwych underground station on the evening of 30 September 1994, 87 years after the station first opened to the public

Underground London: Secrets of the deep

27 Jan 16 | By Ike Ijeh

Beneath the streets of London lies a little known world of labyrinthine tunnels, disused tube stations, underground rivers and even a Post Office railway

Dalston Lane project

Dalston Lane: Tall Timber

20 Jan 16 | By Andy Pearson

At 33m high, a Hackney apartment block is set to become the world’s tallest cross-laminated timber building

Frampton Park Baptist Church

Frampton Park Baptist Church

13 Jan 16 | By Ike Ijeh

A long way to heaven: A Baptist church in Hackney, east London, has broken with the archetypes of church design to place community facilities, a cafe, creche and offices at the congregational heart of the building - prayers go on up on the third floor

Heathrow

Projects for 2016: Heathrow airport

7 Jan 16 | By Ike Ijeh

The wrangling over a third runway is one of the longest-running farces in recent British political history

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Project news

RSHP Mexico City

Rogers' Mexico City tower opens

12 Feb 16

Building is 235m tall

Bristol Arena

Three firms walked from £90m Bristol Arena contest

12 Feb 16

Bouygues was picked to build the Populous-designed Bristol Arena

Museum of London

Museum of London design competition launched

11 Feb 16

Winner of £150m flagship arts job due this summer

Zurich House

McAleer & Rushe wins three major schemes totalling £148m

11 Feb 16

Contractor bags student accommodation schemes in Belfast and Portsmouth and job on £45m Stansted hotel

Sellar Canada Water development on sites C&E CROP

Ardmore inks £80m east London job

10 Feb 16

Ardmore has been awarded the first phase of the major redevelopment of Canada Water

Barton Willmore Reading

Football club behind Reading mixed-use plan

9 Feb 16

Scheme includes more than 600 homes

No 1 Undershaft

Tallest City of London tower in for planning

8 Feb 16

Architect Eric Parry says response to 73-storey block is ‘overwhelmingly positive’

The Stage 2

Luxury flats set for Shakespeare theatre site

8 Feb 16

Galliard unveils new images of £750m east London scheme

Heatherwick and Arup's Garden Bridge

Khan backs Garden Bridge despite procurement concerns

8 Feb 16

Labour candidate for Mayor of London backs Garden Bridge but questions viability of procurement process

Bristol Arena

Contractor wins £90m Bristol Arena race

8 Feb 16

Winner picked in five-way contest to build the Populous-designed Bristol Arena

PRODUCTS

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What to specify: Education

8 Feb 16

Timber windows are installed at Cheltenham Ladies’ College and an extension at Cambridge University features low-temperature underfloor heating in this week’s education products

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What to specify: Roofing

19 Jan 16

This week’s roofing products include a single-ply membrane used to refurbish part of Olympia London’s grand hall, and concrete roof slates specified for a primary school in Jersey

Shanghai Tower

What to specify: BIM

7 Jan 16

The latest products and innovations in building information modelling

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Sketch of the week

Hard Knotts Pass

Sketch of the week: Hard Knotts Pass

12 Feb 16

This week’s sketch is by Tooley and Foster partner Gian Kundi

WONDERS & BLUNDERS

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Wonders & blunders with Gill Parker

12 Sep 14

London resident Gill Parker thrills to the Sackler Gallery’s contemporary spirit but is less than charmed by a sixties housing estate that has ghettoised its residents

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Jack Pringle

Gold Medal for the diva

8 Feb 16 | By Jack Pringle

With a portfolio that pushes the limits of what is possible, Zaha Hadid proves being relentlessly demanding pays off

Jamie Sutton

Mindfulness will change the way we work

15 Dec 15 | By Jamie Sutton

There is a compelling case for promoting wellbeing and mindfulness in the workplace