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    HADID - MAXXI - STIRLING PRIZE 2010

    In the Flaminio district of Rome, a sinuous concrete building stands on a quiet street. This is the home of MAXXI, the Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo (National Museum of 21st Century Art).

    Designed by Zaha Hadid, MAXXI has received the Stirling Prize for 2010 from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

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    STIRLING PRIZE 2010 SHORTLIST

    The Stirling Prize for 2010 goes to MAXXI by Zaha Hadid Architects, chosen from a shortlist of six outstanding projects. Here is more information about each of the five other finalists. —Editor

    Project: Neues Museum Restoration

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    PEOPLE AND PLACES

    David Chipperfield in London, England, United Kingdom — RKT&B Architects in New York, New York — GBD Architects in Goldendale, Washington — Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects in London, England, United Kingdom — Meltzer/ Mandl Architects, P.C. in New York, New York — HGA in Los Angeles, California — Finegold Alexander + Associates Inc in Fall River, Massachusetts — tvsdesign in Charlotte, North Carolina — ZGF Architects in Portland, Oregon — Diller Scofidio + Renfro with FXFowle in New York, New York...

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    EDUCATIONAL BUILDING

    At two schools in the Pacific Northwest, daylit classrooms stand in small clusters rather than linear arrays along corridors. Architecture firm Mahlum designed these buildings — Gray Middle School in Tacoma, Washington, and Thurston Elementary School in Springfield, Oregon — to foster small "learning communities" within each school.

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    AIA MICHIGAN AWARDS 2010

    The Richmond Center for Visual Arts in Kalamazoo is striking, with building forms tied to its arts hub functions.

    Copper cladding, curving in two dimensions, wraps the lobby and front exhibit areas, setting off a large glazed facade section that allows natural light deep into the space. The lightness of the glass and copper, and of zinc that wraps the lecture areas, contrasts with the visual weight of the precast concrete panels cladding the rest of the building.

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