Art of gold

Grimshaw Architects has won two major appointments: to design phase 2 of the Excel London centre, and to create a new Winter Gardens in Bournemouth.

The government has given the green light to Rafael Viñoly's visual arts centre in Colchester. The borough council hopes the crescent-shaped building - dubbed "the Golden Banana" - will provide a catalyst for the regeneration of the town's St Boltoph's quarter.

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