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23 Oct 2017
Snøhetta create 'Europe's first underwater restaurant'
Snøhetta create 'Europe's first underwater restaurant'   Snøhetta have revealed designs for the international architects' latest leisure project – the first underwater restaurant to open in Europe. Located at the southernmost point of the Norwegian coastline, the restaurant, called Under, will double as an aquarium and marine research centre. Snøhetta's design .... More>>
20 Oct 2017
Disney offers first look at new Disney Springs NBA Experience
Disney offers first look at new Disney Springs NBA Experience   Disney has unveiled new details about its upcoming NBA Experience at the operator’s Disney Springs leisure district in Orlando, Florida. Disney Springs is currently undergoing a multi-year transformation, with the new National Basketball Association (NBA) attraction set to open in Q3 2019, replacing .... More>>
20 Oct 2017
Szekely receives inaugural Living a Well Life award at 95 years young
Szekely receives inaugural Living a Well Life award at 95 years young   Industry icon Deborah Szekely has been presented with the inaugural Living a Well Life Award, for embodying wellness principles and practices throughout her life. Szekely's achievements were recognised in a surprise announcement at the Global Wellness Summit held at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida, last .... More>>
20 Oct 2017
Australian workplace wellness course launched
Australian workplace wellness course launched   Entrepreneur Angela Derks has launched The Australasian Sustainable Wellness Academy (ASWA), with enrolments now open for the first-ever Australian course of its type. ASWA – in partnership with registered training organisation Prestige Service Training – will deliver the Australian Accredited Diploma of .... More>>
20 Oct 2017
An abandoned baseball field, a ravine and a floodplain? Architect Perkins+Will completes Toronto leisure centre challenge
An abandoned baseball field, a ravine and a floodplain? Architect Perkins+Will completes Toronto leisure centre challenge   The lead architect behind a major new community and fitness complex in Toronto has told Health Club Management how difficult landscapes and vacated brownfield sites can be transformed into high-functioning public facilities. Phil Fenech, principal of architecture firm Perkins+Will in Toronto, was project .... More>>
20 Oct 2017
Virtual reality therapy named winner of Global Wellness Summit’s ‘Shark Tank’ award
Virtual reality therapy named winner of Global Wellness Summit’s ‘Shark Tank’ award   A new virtual reality therapy to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety has been named the winner of the annual Shark Tank Student Competition at the Global Wellness Summit (GWS). The Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy was developed by Jarrod Luca, a student at Florida .... More>>
20 Oct 2017
Pop-up attractions in London and LA to celebrate the art of Final Fantasy
Pop-up attractions in London and LA to celebrate the art of Final Fantasy   A new pop-up experience opening in London and Los Angeles will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Final Fantasy franchise from IP developer Square Enix. First to open, the London event will run from 3-5 November in Covent Garden. Fans will be able to view special artworks, purchase limited edition .... More>>
20 Oct 2017
Dr Richard Carmona receives GWS Social Impact Award
Dr Richard Carmona receives GWS Social Impact Award   Dr Richard Carmona – the 17th surgeon general of the United States and chief of health innovation for wellness destination Canyon Ranch – received the Global Wellness Summit’s Social Impact Award for his commitment to expand access to health and wellness to people around the world. The award was presented to Dr .... More>>
20 Oct 2017
Museum of the Bible set to open as US$500m project nears completion
Museum of the Bible set to open as US$500m project nears completion   Work is almost complete on a major new museum in Washington that will teach visitors about the Holy Bible. The US$500m (£380.52, €423.53) Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, has been funded by the billionaire president of arts and crafts superstore chain Hobby Lobby, Steve Green. Opening in November, .... More>>
20 Oct 2017
Liberty Science Center seeks US$25m funding for 25th birthday upgrade
Liberty Science Center seeks US$25m funding for 25th birthday upgrade   The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey, has launched a fundraising campaign to raise US$25m (€21m, £19m) in celebration of its 25th anniversary. Donors will be honoured with the launch of the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium, which will be one of the largest in the world. Attendance has more than .... More>>
19 Oct 2017
Thames Estuary Experience secures architect HawkinsBrown
Thames Estuary Experience secures architect HawkinsBrown   An £40m museum dedicated to the history of the River Thames and maritime heritage of the estuary is to be built on the seafront at Southend. ">Following a public tender from Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, it has been announced that London-based architects HawkinsBrown will deliver the new 10,000sq m .... More>>
19 Oct 2017
Yves Saint Laurent museum opens in Marrakech, with architecture inspired by designer's creations
Yves Saint Laurent museum opens in Marrakech, with architecture inspired by designer's creations   A striking new museum dedicated to the life and work of French fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent has opened today (19 October) n Marrakech, Morocco. French architecture firm Studio KO designed the 4,000sq m (43,000sq ft) terracotta brick home of the Musée Yves Saint Laurent on a site next to the city’s Jardin .... More>>
19 Oct 2017
Linda Conlon announces Cristin Dorgelo as president and CEO of the ASTC
Linda Conlon announces Cristin Dorgelo as president and CEO of the ASTC   Linda Conlon, CEO of the International Centre for Life in Newcastle and chair of the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) has announced the appointment of Cristin Dorgelo as the new president and CEO of the Association. Dorgelo is a former White House science and technology chief of staff. Conlon .... More>>
19 Oct 2017
WAZA and UN team up to tackle environmental problems
WAZA and UN team up to tackle environmental problems   The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) has signed an agreement with the United Nations (UN) in order to better combat marine litter, coral reef pollution and the illegal trade of species around the world. Signed on 17 October during the 72nd annual WAZA conference in Berlin, Germany, the five-year .... More>>
19 Oct 2017
UK falling behind on childhood fitness, says parliamentary group
UK falling behind on childhood fitness, says parliamentary group   The UK trails other countries when it comes to early childhood physical activity, with no cohesive approach between the devolved nations, according to a report by a parliamentary group. The 86-page document, titled Physical Activity In Early Childhood by an all-party parliamentary group (APPG), .... More>>
18 Oct 2017
ISPA launches new global workforce study
ISPA launches new global workforce study   The International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation announced the launch of a new spa workforce study at the 2017 ISPA Conference & Expo being held at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas this week. The ISPA Foundation commissioned PwC to conduct the study, which is ISPA’s first research-driven study aimed .... More>>
18 Oct 2017
Lausanne opens major freshwater aquarium-vivarium
Lausanne opens major freshwater aquarium-vivarium   Aquatis, a groundbreaking new aquarium and vivarium that’s home to some 100 reptile and 10,000 fish species, is set to open its doors this weekend. The largest facility of its kind in Europe, Aquatis is located near Lake Geneva in Lausanne, Switzerland, and promises to take visitors on a journey through 20 .... More>>
18 Oct 2017
MVRDV win competition for Shanghai Future Park showcasing nature, culture and entertainment
MVRDV win competition for Shanghai Future Park showcasing nature, culture and entertainment   Dutch architects MVRDV are have announced a large-scale leisure project in Shanghai that will see the firm meld nature, culture and entertainment in a huge public park on an island in the Yangtze River. Zhangjiang Future Park will become a new focal point for the district of Pudong, with communal public .... More>>
18 Oct 2017
Adjaye Associates collaborate with former spy chiefs to design New York museum dedicated to espionage
Adjaye Associates collaborate with former spy chiefs to design New York museum dedicated to espionage   Adjaye Associates have revealed their design for a new spy museum and interactive experience in the heart of New York, which is set to open this December. The studio’s design for the 60,000sq ft (5,500sq m) building, called SPYSCAPE, is inspired by the architectural language of the world’s largest spy .... More>>
18 Oct 2017
IAAPA supporting Give Kids the World at 2017 expo
IAAPA supporting Give Kids the World at 2017 expo   Give Kids the World Village – a cost-free resort for children with life threatening illnesses – will enter its 22nd year in partnership with IAAPA at the organisation’s annual expo, with a number of initiatives and events lined up for this year’s show. On Sunday 12 November ahead of the show’s official launch, .... More>>
18 Oct 2017
Merlin planning global rollout for Bear Grylls attractions, says Varney
Merlin planning global rollout for Bear Grylls attractions, says Varney   After announcing its intention to develop a Bear Grylls attraction in the UK, Merlin CEO Nick Varney has revealed further plans for the adventure survivalist, with plans to take the concept overseas in a major attraction rollout. Opening in 2018, the first Bear Grylls attraction will be based at the Birmingham .... More>>
17 Oct 2017
Nick Starr reveals why he and Nicholas Hytner have built London's first new commercial theatre in decades
Nick Starr reveals why he and Nicholas Hytner have built London's first new commercial theatre in decades   London’s first new purpose-built commercial theatre in decades opens tomorrow (18 October) in the shadow of the city’s famous Tower Bridge, with its co-founder hailing the project as “a completely new type of theatre for the city.” Nick Starr, who has established the Bridge Theatre with fellow impresario Nicholas .... More>>
17 Oct 2017
IAAPA Foundation announces events for Orlando expo
IAAPA Foundation announces events for Orlando expo   The IAAPA Foundation – the charitable arm of the international body for the attractions sector – has announced a number of key events to take place at next month’s IAAPA expo in Orlando, Florida. The Foundation, which aims to inspire careers in the global attractions industry, will start the week's events with .... More>>
17 Oct 2017
Dodgeball, table football and armwrestling begin journey to Olympic status
Dodgeball, table football and armwrestling begin journey to Olympic status   Seven aspiring sports took one step closer to Olympic status after being provisionally recognised by the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). The first events to receive the new “Observer Status” are: the World Armwrestling Federation; World Dodgeball Association; Federation of .... More>>
17 Oct 2017
Abandoned Jerusalem planetarium to become home for Einstein museum
Abandoned Jerusalem planetarium to become home for Einstein museum   An abandoned planetarium in Jerusalem will be converted into a museum dedicated to Albert Einstein as part of a US$5m (€4.2m, £3.8m) project to showcase his personal archives. Architects Arad Simon are behind the plans, which will see a museum and visitor centre built on Hebrew University's Givat Ram campus in .... More>>
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