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    ISRAEL'S AMBASSADOR IN STONE

    This was to be Israel's first embassy in Berlin, the same city in which, almost 60 years ago, the then-ruling Nazis decided on a "final solution." That death sentence for millions of Jews is now commemorated in six stone pillars at the building's entrance.

    In designing the embassy, the architects were faced with the challenge of finding a symbolically appropriate architectural expression, while refraining from monumentalism. Tel Aviv architect Orit Willenberg-Giladi worked in collaboration with German architect Wolfgang Keilholz.

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    ERSKINE'S MILLENNIUM VILLAGE

    Innovation and sustainability are the two key drivers for the new Greenwich Millennium Village in southeast London. It is an ambitious mixed-use development being built according to a master plan by architect Ralph Erskine using the latest sustainable methods and materials.

    The 250 million project, being constructed in phases over a five-year period, saw its first occupants in late 2000. For the first phase, Erskine was also design architect, with EPR as production architect.

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    SINGAPORE ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

    A mixed-use development in a historic Chinatown, an austere, yet serene, house in a Singapore suburb, two radically different clubhouses, a high-density primary school, and the surprising combination of a Western business college with a historic Chinese homestead: these are just a handful of exemplary projects honored in this year's Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) Design Awards.

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    Inspiring Imagination — Los Angeles Times, 2001.1123

    A Brush with the Usual: 'Unmuseum' Is Built in St. Louis — Boston Globe, 2001.1123

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