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Olympic cauldron and Shard compete for design awards

The Olympic cauldron was designed by Thomas Heatherwick. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Olympic cauldron that was used at the 2012 Games and the Shard skyscraper are amongst the designs nominated for the Design of the Year awards at London's Design Museum.

Also included in the nominees from around the world was Clapham Library and Exhibition Road in Kensington.

The Shard was designed by Renzo Piano. Credit: Sophie Duval/EMPICS Entertainment

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