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29 Jun 2018
New Disney app transforms park experience with gaming addition
New Disney app transforms park experience with gaming addition   Disney is gamifying its park experience, releasing a new app which will add a new layer of interaction to its US locations. Available as a free download from 30 June at both Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, the Play Disney Parks app has been created with group play in mind, .... More>>
28 Jun 2018
U2 plans new attraction in place of iconic Dublin recording studios
U2 plans new attraction in place of iconic Dublin recording studios   A U2 attraction in the heart of Dublin could become one of Ireland's most visited tourist sites, with plans unveiled for an exhibition centre dedicated to the band on the capital's waterfront. To be developed on Hannover Quay – the current site of the band's existing recording studio – the new three storey .... More>>
28 Jun 2018
OMA reveal design for bold extension to Buffalo's Albright-Knox Art Gallery
OMA reveal design for bold extension to Buffalo's Albright-Knox Art Gallery   The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York State has announced the next stage of its expansion ambitions by unveiling the design for a bold, freestanding new building. International architects OMA have created the plans for the 29,000sq ft (2,700sq m) North Building extension, which will house parts of .... More>>
28 Jun 2018
China's science museum collaborating with Unesco to promote science education across Eurasia
China's science museum collaborating with Unesco to promote science education across Eurasia   Unesco has reached an agreement with science museums in China to promote the exchange and sharing of science resources between them and other institutions across the world. Signed at the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum on 24 June, the agreement will promote cooperation between the Chinese Association of .... More>>
28 Jun 2018
Mandarin Oriental launches Mindful Meetings
Mandarin Oriental launches Mindful Meetings   Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has launched a new global initiative, Mindful Meetings by Mandarin Oriental, designed to enhance and energise meetings and conferences with solutions based on five key dimensions of wellness: nourishment, movement, stillness, connections and wellbeing. “Mandarin Oriental is .... More>>
27 Jun 2018
Spa Strategy helps create three-storey wellness oasis for The Phoenician
Spa Strategy helps create three-storey wellness oasis for The Phoenician   The Phoenician Resort in Arizona, US, has unveiled a new three-storey spa as part of a massive, multi-year resort renovation – the largest ever undertaken since the resort opened nearly thirty years ago. The new spa was created in partnership with consultants Spa Strategy, whose scope included business .... More>>
27 Jun 2018
CannonDesign create baseball 'stadium in the park' for Virginia Tech
CannonDesign create baseball 'stadium in the park' for Virginia Tech   North American sports and arena specialists CannonDesign have designed a new baseball park for Virginia Tech University, with natural grass terraces utilised to create the feeling of being in “a stadium in the park.” The press box and permanent stands of the university's former ground have been removed to make .... More>>
27 Jun 2018
Switzerland’s Glion Institute launches ‘Wellness to Business’ executive education
Switzerland’s Glion Institute launches ‘Wellness to Business’ executive education   Leading hospitality management institute Glion Institute of Higher Education is enhancing its focus on wellness and sustainability through the development of two new initiatives: Wellness to Business, a range of executive education programmes, and Fresh, a public restaurant specialising in healthy and sustainable .... More>>
27 Jun 2018
Como Metropolitan London launches Healthful Meetings and Events
Como Metropolitan London launches Healthful Meetings and Events   With employee wellness increasingly being linked to productivity, Como Metropolitan London, home to the Como Shambhala Urban Escape, has launched new a Healthful Meetings package that capitalises on the spa's expertise in holistic wellness. The Healthful Meetings package, designed to encourage better focus and .... More>>
26 Jun 2018
History of Jerusalem revealed with Terra Sancta Museum's new archaeology wing
History of Jerusalem revealed with Terra Sancta Museum's new archaeology wing   Jerusalem's Terra Sancta Museum will open the doors of its brand new archaeology wing to the public tomorrow (27 June), hosting a new exhibition showcasing more than 300 artefacts from the time of Herod the Great to the sixth century. The museum, which tells the story of the Christian presence in the Holy .... More>>
26 Jun 2018
World Architecture Festival reveals 2018 Building of the Year shortlists
World Architecture Festival reveals 2018 Building of the Year shortlists   The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has today (26 June) unveiled the largest ever shortlist for its Building of the Year competition. WAF – one of the only global design festivals to combine conferences, networking and awards – is holding its eleventh edition from 29-30 November at the RAI Amsterdam, The .... More>>
26 Jun 2018
Wilderness-inspired California Trail doubles size of Oakland’s famed zoo
Wilderness-inspired California Trail doubles size of Oakland’s famed zoo   Departing from the traditional zoo enclosure paradigm, Oakland Zoo is about to unveil its new expansion, which recreates the feeling of wild California. Called the California Trail, and opening to the public on 12 July, the area boasts grey wolves, condors, cougars, black bears, grizzly bears, bald eagles, jaguar and buffalo – animals all native to or found living .... More>>
26 Jun 2018
James Corner and Kohn Pedersen Fox working on flagship museum and retail destination at Hong Kong's Victoria Dockside
James Corner and Kohn Pedersen Fox working on flagship museum and retail destination at Hong Kong's Victoria Dockside   Asian real estate corporation New World Development has officially launched its “most ambitious” project to date: a museum-retail complex in the heart of Hong Kong's US$2.6bn (€2.2bn, £1.9bn) Victoria Dockside. The K11 Musea will form a high-end experiential retail, art, cultural and dining destination, and .... More>>
26 Jun 2018
Chef Carlo Cracco revives historic Milan mall as experimental space for food, architecture, design and art
Chef Carlo Cracco revives historic Milan mall as experimental space for food, architecture, design and art   Italian chef Carlo Cracco has unveiled his newest culinary enterprise in Milan – the restoration of Italian architect Giuseppe Mengoni’s 19th century Galleria. The landmark building, previously known as ‘Milan’s Parlour’, is one of Europe's oldest active shopping malls and is known for its large, distinctive .... More>>
25 Jun 2018
MuseumNext 2018: Community in culture as global initiative seeks to spread inclusion message
MuseumNext 2018: Community in culture as global initiative seeks to spread inclusion message   A new initiative aimed at creating community inclusion in museums across the world is seeking members, as it aims to spread its message of being "of, by and for the community" (OFBYFOR ALL). Achieving her dream role of working as an engineer for NASA after leaving university, Nina Simon left the role after .... More>>
25 Jun 2018
Israel plans major investment to revamp Dead Sea resort area
Israel plans major investment to revamp Dead Sea resort area   According to media reports in Israel, the country’s government is planning to expand and upgrade the neglected Dead Sea resort area into “one of the world’s top tourism destinations.” National newspaper Haaretz reports that the District Planning Committee for the south has agreed to invest 1bn shekels .... More>>
25 Jun 2018
Construction begins on MVRDV's mixed-use masterplan for Hamburg Innovation Port
Construction begins on MVRDV's mixed-use masterplan for Hamburg Innovation Port   The first foundation stone has been laid to mark the beginning of construction of Hamburg Innovation Port, a 60,000sq m (645,800sq ft) mixed-use development for the city’s inner harbour. Designed by MVRDV, the project connects existing port typologies and office buildings with public leisure spaces, with .... More>>
25 Jun 2018
Out now - the latest issue of CLADmag, with Ole Scheeren, Matto Thun, Gabrielle Bullock and David Collins Studio
Out now - the latest issue of CLADmag, with Ole Scheeren, Matto Thun, Gabrielle Bullock and David Collins Studio   The latest issue of CLADmag has been published and is available to view free of charge on Digital Turning Pages and as PDF, or on subscription in print. In this edition, we speak to German architect Ole Scheeren about his career and his philosophy that all his buildings should tell stories. .... More>>
25 Jun 2018
Resense partners with EarthCheck for sustainable wellness development
Resense partners with EarthCheck for sustainable wellness development   Global spa management company Resense has partnered with EarthCheck, a scientific benchmarking certification and advisory group for travel and tourism. The move was made in response to the shift from experiential to transformative travel, and the strategic partnership will mean the companies can deliver a range .... More>>
25 Jun 2018
Disney debuts Pixar Pier at California theme park
Disney debuts Pixar Pier at California theme park   Disney has kicked off its summer of Pixar at its Disneyland Resort in California, with the official launch of the rebranded Pixar Pier. The former boardwalk reopens after closing in January for its redevelopment. Anchored by the redesigned Incredibles-themed Incredicoaster, Pixar Pier features four .... More>>
25 Jun 2018
The Grove Hotel to transform wellness offering with £300,000 investment
The Grove Hotel to transform wellness offering with £300,000 investment   The Grove Hotel in Chandler's Cross, Hertfordshire has announced plans to invest £300,000 into its fitness and wellbeing offering at its Sequoia Spa. Plans will include a total refurbishment of its gym facilities, including the addition of physiotherapy and nutrition consultation rooms, as well as new fitness .... More>>
25 Jun 2018
Edinburgh's youth tourism campaign targets 3.5 million visitors
Edinburgh's youth tourism campaign targets 3.5 million visitors   Tourism bosses in Edinburgh are hoping to reach 3.5 million young people across Europe with a new tourism campaign utilising social media "influencers". #UncoverEdinburgh, led by Youth Travel Edinburgh and supported by the Edinburgh Tourism Action Group and Marketing Edinburgh, is a digital campaign looking to .... More>>
22 Jun 2018
Government focuses on regional growth, with launch of £20m culture fund
Government focuses on regional growth, with launch of £20m culture fund   Britain's minister for arts, Michael Ellis, has launched a £20m fund for culture, heritage and the creative industries to benefit towns and cities across England. Called the Cultural Development Fund, areas in England will be able to bid for up to £7m in funding for a number of projects aimed at helping .... More>>
22 Jun 2018
From turtles to Napoleon – Eclectic design references bring Hamburg hotel to life
From turtles to Napoleon – Eclectic design references bring Hamburg hotel to life   David Chipperfield Architects and Stephen Williams Associates have transformed Hamburg’s former Ministry for Urban Development building into a culinary and cultural hub and hotel, called Tortue, for the emerging Stadthöfe Quarter. The studios have converted the six-storey landmarked building – which dates from .... More>>
22 Jun 2018
MuseumNext Europe 2018: Don't deflect responsibility on the issue of diversity
MuseumNext Europe 2018: Don't deflect responsibility on the issue of diversity   Diversity was among the topics up for discussion at this year's MuseumNext conference in London, with Shaz Hussain, assistant curator at the London Science Museum, telling delegates not "deflect responsibility" on the issue. At the 2017 edition of the conference in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Hussain – who is also .... More>>
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