ANNEXE: No contest

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Another architectural competition - for a building to house the Tudor warship Mary Rose - has also hit the rocks. The Mary Rose Trust, whose president is Prince Charles, has asked 20 firms of architects to submit plans for a building to replace a temporary shelter erected in 1983. But, in 1991, Christopher Alexander, professor of architecture at the University of California at Berkeley, and former guru to the Prince of Wales's Institute for Architecture, was commissioned to design the building.

He has, he says, not been dismissed from the project. The Royal Institute of British Architects supports Mr Alexander's case, and has advised architects not to enter the competition.

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