Museums, memorials, and mounds with Gillian Darley

David Adjaye’s controversial Holocaust memorial approved following inquiry; the Garden Museum reveals Lambeth Green pavilion finalists; Visitors to MVRDV’s contentious Marble Arch Mound issued refunds; and the enormous glowing sphere which may soon be gracing east London’s skyline.This Week Merlin is joined by author, academic, and architectural historian Gillian Darley.The Londown is produced in association with the Architects’ Journal. If you enjoyed the show, we recommend you subscribe to the AJ for all the latest news, building studies, expert opinion, cultural analysis, and business intelligence from the UK architecture industry. Listeners can save 15% on a subscription using this link. See for privacy and opt-out information.

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