Town hall rivalry

Imagine a building commissioned by your local council to house its archive, a library and some sports administration offices. Now imagine the same building designed by Zaha Hadid in Montpellier, in the south of France. It’s a lot better isn’t it?

Check out the real thing, on the cover of the latest issue of Concrete Quarterly, which I edit for the Concrete Centre and UBM.

Author: Katie Puckett

I am an experienced journalist, copywriter and editor who has covered the built environment for nearly 20 years. I’ve interviewed thousands of senior executives, politicians and experts in many fields and travelled to report on stories throughout Europe, the US, the Gulf states and India. My articles have appeared in many business and professional titles including Building, Estates Gazette, Inside Housing, the Bartlett Review, Insurance Times and Lloyd’s Market. I am co-author, with architect Bill Gething, of Design for Climate Change, published by RIBA, and I launched and edit The Possible, a thought leadership magazine for global engineering firm WSP. I'm also co-founder of Wordmule, an editorial studio that specialises in buildings and cities.

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