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16 May 2019
ONZ Architects to transform abandoned stadium into eco-park with 'green wings'
ONZ Architects to transform abandoned stadium into eco-park with 'green wings'   Ankara-based design office ONZ Architects have revealed plans to transform Antakya Atatürk Stadium in Hayat, Turkey into an elevated green park with a perimeter that curves upwards to form "green wings". The project, which is currently under construction, will see the 1950s-era sports complex gain a wealth of .... More>>
16 May 2019
17th annual Museums and Heritage awards honour 'innovative and ground-breaking initiatives'
17th annual Museums and Heritage awards honour 'innovative and ground-breaking initiatives'   The winners of the Museums + Heritage Awards were announced in London last night (15 May), with museums large and small being honoured and Sir David Attenborough picking up a Special Recognition Award. Taking place halfway through the Museums + Heritage exhibition at Olympia, London, the awards celebrate .... More>>
16 May 2019
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners' US$162m spy museum opens its doors
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners' US$162m spy museum opens its doors   The long-awaited International Spy Museum (SPY) – has officially opened to the public in Washington, D.C. Designed by Rogers Stirk + Partners and Hickok Cole Architects, the revamped 11,400 sq m facility features the world's largest collection of espionage artefacts. The firms' US$162m (€144.7m, £126.5m) .... More>>
16 May 2019
Resense designs Kempinski’s 9th floor wellness area with views over Kuala Lumpur
Resense designs Kempinski’s 9th floor wellness area with views over Kuala Lumpur   International spa consultancy Resense has been commissioned to design, implement and support the management of the new Kempinski The Spa at Kempinski Hotel 8 Conlay, Kuala Lumpur. The 260-room Kempinski Hotel 8 Conlay Kuala Lumpur is planned to open in Q1 2022. The Resense-designed spa, gym, and pool deck will .... More>>
16 May 2019
Equinox to introduce workspaces across its club portfolio
Equinox to introduce workspaces across its club portfolio   Premium fitness operator Equinox will begin offering furnished office spaces adjacent to its high-end health clubs. The company has signed a partnership with premium flexible workspace provider Industrious, which marks the launch of an entirely new category for Equinox. Operating under the co-brand Industrious .... More>>
16 May 2019
Beata Aleksandrowicz launches 'Ask Beata' concept
Beata Aleksandrowicz launches 'Ask Beata' concept   Beata Aleksandrowicz, massage expert and founder of the Pure Massage Spa Training Method, is set to launch 'Ask Beata', a new social media-led interactive concept designed to offer advice and support to spa therapists, managers and directors. With an ultimate goal to 'expand knowledge and understanding in the .... More>>
16 May 2019
New tourist attraction for Inverness Castle, as LDN Architects appointed to transform site
New tourist attraction for Inverness Castle, as LDN Architects appointed to transform site   Inverness Castle in the Scottish Highlands is to be transformed into a tourist attraction that celebrates the Highlands' past, present and future, with LDN Architects, based in Edinburgh and Forres, appointed to work on the project. The castle, which stands on a hill overlooking the River Ness, is more than 170 .... More>>
16 May 2019
Museums showing an 'uncommercial' attitude to US$5.9bn touring exhibitions market, report finds
Museums showing an 'uncommercial' attitude to US$5.9bn touring exhibitions market, report finds   Museums that host touring exhibitions are less concerned with profitability, seeking mostly just to cover their costs – in contrast to the tour operators themselves, who prioritise revenue generation over recouping costs in a market worth US$5.9bn (€5.3m, £4.6bn). This is a key finding of a new report by .... More>>
16 May 2019
Orlando's Icon Park aims for 2020 launch of 'world-beating' rides
Orlando's Icon Park aims for 2020 launch of 'world-beating' rides   Orlando entertainment complex Icon Park is investing in two new attractions which will both rank as the world's tallest in their field when they open in Q2 2020. The 300ft (91.44m) tall Orlando Slingshot and 400ft (121.92m) tall freestanding Orlando Gyro Drop Tower would take their place close to the park's .... More>>
16 May 2019
Yabu Pushelberg and ISC release stunning images of new restaurant in Times Square
Yabu Pushelberg and ISC release stunning images of new restaurant in Times Square   Yabu Pushelberg and Ian Schrager Company Design Studio (ISC) have unveiled images of their designs for 701 West, a luxury restaurant located at the recently opened Times Square Edition in Manhattan. Perched on the hotel's 11th floor, the 100-cover flagship has three main sections – a salon-like cocktail bar .... More>>
15 May 2019
Henning Larsen set to build bayside 'leisure city' in China
Henning Larsen set to build bayside 'leisure city' in China   Danish architecture office Henning Larsen have won an international competition to design a 5.5 million sq m waterfront district in Shenzhen, China. Described by the firm as a "polycentric megacity", the new quarter will feature a vast swath of public land with a microclimate shaped by tree-lined boulevards, .... More>>
15 May 2019
Eden Roc Cap Cana announces world's first Natura Bissé branded spa
Eden Roc Cap Cana announces world's first Natura Bissé branded spa   Eden Roc Cap Cana, a luxury resort in the Dominican Republic, has announced the opening of its new 30,000sq ft spa, following a US$2m (£1.5m, €1.7m) renovation. The spa, called the Solaya Spa & Wellness Centre, is the world's first Natura Bissé branded spa, and offers 12 treatment rooms with indoor and outdoor .... More>>
15 May 2019
Architectus and Wilson Associates complete wellbeing-centric ski resort in Japan
Architectus and Wilson Associates complete wellbeing-centric ski resort in Japan   Australian architecture group Architectus and interior design practice Wilson Associates (WA) have completed the expansive Skye Niseko resort in Hokkaido, Japan. Situated opposite the Mt. Fuji-lookalike Mt. Yotei, the 105-key hotel boasts a variety of wellness amenities, including three onsen spas, a float tank .... More>>
14 May 2019
Blu Spas launches new social spa concept
Blu Spas launches new social spa concept   International spa consultancy and design team Blu Spas Inc. have launched Blu Galaxy, a modular, eco-friendly contrast bathing concept designed to be easily dropped into plans for hospitality, hot springs, retail or residential projects. Blu Galaxy’s globally inspired design is based upon the healing effects of .... More>>
13 May 2019
RLA names Jessica Schorr director of spa & wellness
RLA names Jessica Schorr director of spa & wellness   Resources for Leisure Assets (RLA), an international consultancy specialising in leisure and wellbeing in real estate, has named Jessica Schorr as director of spa & wellness. Schorr will provide clientele with development and operational expertise for both new and existing projects. Prior to joining RLA, .... More>>
13 May 2019
Eden Rock – St Barths 2.0: iconic Caribbean hotel to unveil new spa as part of two-year renovation
Eden Rock – St Barths 2.0: iconic Caribbean hotel to unveil new spa as part of two-year renovation   A design collaboration led by the Eden Rock Design Group and Martin Brudnizki Design Studio will transform the iconic Eden Rock St Barths hotel in the Caribbean, including a new spa concept. The hotel, which is part of the Oetker Collection, is set to reopen on 20 November following an extensive two-year .... More>>
15 May 2019
BaseballSoftballUK looks for lasting legacy from MLB's London series
BaseballSoftballUK looks for lasting legacy from MLB's London series   BaseballSoftballUK is hoping to use this year's Major League Baseball (MLB) London Series to give the sport a push and increase its popularity across the country. The development agency for baseball and softball will help organise events and activities designed to create a lasting legacy from the two games in .... More>>
14 May 2019
KidZania plans major expansion with first US sites
KidZania plans major expansion with first US sites   KidZania – the children's edutainment centre operator – has announced plans to expand into the US, with its first centre due to open in Frisco, Dallas, Texas later this year and another three cities ‒ New York, Chicago and Los Angeles ‒ to follow through to 2021. There are currently 27 KidZania centres in 21 .... More>>
14 May 2019
Revealed: Daniel Libeskind's vision for a 'museum of humankind' in Kenya
Revealed: Daniel Libeskind's vision for a 'museum of humankind' in Kenya   Polish architect Daniel Libeskind has released images of his breathtaking designs for "Ngaren" – a world history museum commissioned by famed paleoanthropologist, Professor Richard Leakey. Set to rise in the rugged hills of Kenya's Rift Valley – widely recognised as the cradle of human life – the jagged-shaped .... More>>
14 May 2019
Glofox raises US$10m to fund US expansion
Glofox raises US$10m to fund US expansion   Fitness software startup Glofox has secured a US$10m worth of Series A funding. Led by Octopus Ventures – and supported by Partech, Notion Capital and Tribal VC – the funding round will be used to expand Glofox's US presence. Glofox will continue to build out its Los Angeles HQ, as well as allocate funds to .... More>>
14 May 2019
Efteling partners with Aardman on new 4D theatre attraction
Efteling partners with Aardman on new 4D theatre attraction   Aardman Animations, the British animation studio behind much-loved shows such as Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep, has partnered with Efteling to create a newly-renovated 4D theatre attraction at the Dutch fairytale theme park. The new show – called Fabula – replaces PandaDroom, .... More>>
14 May 2019
London's first riverside linear park to feature 'wellness portals'
London's first riverside linear park to feature 'wellness portals'   New York-based architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) have unveiled the first series of renderings of "The Tide", a linear park planned for London's Greenwich Peninsula. The future leisure area will comprise 500 hectares of Thameside public realm and feature an array of contemporary art .... More>>
14 May 2019
Maurer testing first coaster at sea to cater for salty atmosphere
Maurer testing first coaster at sea to cater for salty atmosphere   German manufacturer Maurer Rides is putting its Bolt Ultimate Sea Coaster – the first rollercoaster to be installed aboard a cruise liner – through special testing, to ensure its vehicles can remain up to scratch on the open ocean. Speaking to Attractions Management, Torsten Schmidt, business .... More>>
14 May 2019
DP Architects and Ilya team up for Zen-inspired residences in Singapore
DP Architects and Ilya team up for Zen-inspired residences in Singapore   DP Architects and interior design specialists Ilya Corporation have joined up to create the Woodleigh Residences – a sprawling, Zen-inspired living community in Singapore. Situated amidst the 10-hectare Biddari Park and the privately accessible Alkaff Lake, the new housing development will boast 667 two- to .... More>>
13 May 2019
Sir David Adjaye wins Kiran Nadar Museum job with 'sacred geometries' concept
Sir David Adjaye wins Kiran Nadar Museum job with 'sacred geometries' concept   Sir David Adjaye has been selected to design the new Kiran Nadar Museum of Art and Cultural Center (KNMACC) following a global competition that brought together 47 of the world's most prestigious architecture firms. Planned for New Delhi, the attraction – Adjaye's first cultural commission in India – will house a .... More>>
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