Monocle on Design

On Design 11: Why have architecture competitions?

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6 October 2016

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Many of the world’s most important buildings are the result of architecture competitions. But those same events are often politically fraught – and critics say they’re a waste architects’ time and energy. So is the competition really the best mechanism for commissioning building designs?

6 October 2016

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