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A Chinese heritage group has accused the architect Zaha Hadid of “destroying” Beijing’s old town after a futuristic new development created by her practice was honoured with a top award by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Earls Court Exhibition Centre

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National Theatre and English Heritage unite to oppose redevelopment of London's Southbank Centre

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The Halley VI is up for a global architecture award

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A dismantlable research station created in the icy wastes for the British Antarctic Survey has been shortlisted for a global architecture award.

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