Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ups and Downs

News Briefs

Alejandro Zaera-Polo Named Dean at Princeton
Architectural Record, New York, March 27, 2012
See also: Scalae, Arquitectura Viva
The comments section of the Record report has some interesting and heated debate from Princeton students and others over the appointment.


Antón García-Abril to curate Spanish Pavilion at Venice Biennial 
Scalae, March 20, 2012 (in Spanish)

Grand Canal bridge: Venice files 3.5 million euro claim for damages against Calatrava
ABC, Madrid, March 20., 2012 (in Spanish)

Claim based on construction errors. Initial budget 3.8 million euros, total cost, 11.2 million, an overrun of 340 percent. The bridge's problems require constant vigilance and expenditures, according to the suit.

Seville to sue Jürgen Mayer, architect of Metropol Parasol for cost overruns
ABC newspaper, Sevilla, March 26, 2012

Here the change in city government last May, the economic crisis, and the search to pin blame for past excesses seem to be behind the case, according to an analysis in Scalae.

Zaera-Polo: Wikipedia
García-Abril: Scalae

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