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30 Oct 2018
Fiserv Forum praised as first bird-friendly sports arena
Fiserv Forum praised as first bird-friendly sports arena   Fiserv Forum, the new home of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Milwaukee Bucks, has been named the world’s first bird-friendly stadium. The 714,000sq ft Populous-designed venue, which opened to the public on 19 October and was shortly thereafter awarded the Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy .... More>>
29 Oct 2018
Vietnamese spa inspired by the transformation of the butterfly
Vietnamese spa inspired by the transformation of the butterfly   Vietnamese interior design company Module K have turned an old building into a luxurious spa in Vietnam, using a curved concrete staircase designed like a silk ribbon, angled glass panes to bring in light and a stylised butterfly wing exterior facade. The Shynh House Centre - Beauty Cosmetic & Spa is located .... More>>
29 Oct 2018
Bucharest plans water and amusement parks
Bucharest plans water and amusement parks   District 3, the most populous ward in the Romanian capital, Bucharest, is likely to get a water park and an amusement park in Pantelimon Park – a public outdoor space. The District 3 Council has approved contract specifications and the contract model for the project, which is mooted to cost somewhere in the .... More>>
29 Oct 2018
VORM to lead isle of Oostenberg makeover
VORM to lead isle of Oostenberg makeover   Werkspoorhal, an industrial hall on the urban island of Oostenberg will be reshaped into a public monument and community centre by a team of architects recruited by Dutch developer, VORM. The new complex – set to be designed by Netherlands-based firms LOLA, OZ, Workshop, Flux Landscape, and BETA – will occupy the .... More>>
29 Oct 2018
Terracotta Warriors exhibition generates £78m for Liverpool's economy
Terracotta Warriors exhibition generates £78m for Liverpool's economy   The famed Terracotta Warriors, which were on show at the World Museum Liverpool, generated £78m (US$99.9m, €87.8m) towards the local economy during their eight-month stay in the city, according to operator National Museums Liverpool. More than 600,000 people saw the China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta .... More>>
29 Oct 2018
Museum Fine Arts, Houston completes phase two of $450M redevelopment
Museum Fine Arts, Houston completes phase two of $450M redevelopment   The Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation Centre for Conservation at Museum Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) in Texas has reopened as part of the second phase of the institution's US$450m (€395.5m, £351.5m) redevelopment, designed by Lake|Flato Architects. The new centre sits across the road from MFAH’s curatorial .... More>>
29 Oct 2018
Qatar to create public parks with more than 5,000 trees ahead of World Cup
Qatar to create public parks with more than 5,000 trees ahead of World Cup   Qatar has announced that it will build extensive public realm and plant thousands of trees in its capacity as the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The plan, which will see the country’s newly-created sports stadia encircled by at least 850,000 sq m of walkable green parks, was revealed by the Gulf Organisation .... More>>
29 Oct 2018
Ohio’s Akron Zoo to create new areas in $17m expansion
Ohio’s Akron Zoo to create new areas in $17m expansion   Akron Zoo in Ohio, USA is to add two new areas – one Africa-themed, one Asia-themed – as part of a new US$17m (€14.9m, £13.3m) expansion plan. Opening in Q2 2019, the Pride of Africa area will feature an expanded African lion habitat, a habitat for white storks and Speke's gazelles and a goat feeding area. .... More>>
29 Oct 2018
Free art museum visits prescribed by Canadian doctors
Free art museum visits prescribed by Canadian doctors   Doctors in Montreal, Canada are to take a radical step in prescribing free art museum visits to patients suffering from a range of conditions, including depression and diabetes. The move is part of a link up between Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Médecins Francophones du Canada, a French-speaking doctors .... More>>
29 Oct 2018
Herzog & de Meuron’s first Swedish project will repurpose century-old gasworks
Herzog & de Meuron’s first Swedish project will repurpose century-old gasworks   The first Swedish project of Herzog & de Meuron will see the Swiss firm transform one of Stockholm's famous landmarks – the Gasklockan – into a mixed-use skyscraper and urban park. Commissioned by Oscar Properties, the new tower – formerly a gasworks facility dating to the 19th century – will rise 97m and .... More>>
29 Oct 2018
Universal Theme Parks revenues down in Q3 2018
Universal Theme Parks revenues down in Q3 2018   Comcast’s latest financial reports for Q3 2018 show that its Universal Theme Parks brand’s revenues and adjusted earnings before income, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) have dipped slightly from 2017’s Q3 performance. Revenues for the quarter dropped to US$1.5bn (€1.3bn, £1.2bn), a 1.4 per cent .... More>>
26 Oct 2018
Meghan and Harry’s wedding outfits go on display in Windsor
Meghan and Harry’s wedding outfits go on display in Windsor   The outfits which Meghan Markle and Prince Harry wore on their wedding day earlier this year have gone on display at Windsor Castle. Visitors to the castle can now see Markle's gown – designed by Clare Waight Keller – and the military uniform the English prince wore for their wedding ceremony on 19 May 2018, an .... More>>
29 Oct 2018
Alton Towers Dungeon to open next year
Alton Towers Dungeon to open next year   Merlin-owned UK theme park Alton Towers is set to open a Dungeon attraction next year and has released a teaser logo for it on its website. There are currently Dungeons attractions worldwide, based on the gruesome elements of history in the places they are located. The Alton Towers version will be the UK’s .... More>>
29 Oct 2018
Leicester City chair Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha confirmed dead in helicopter crash
Leicester City chair Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha confirmed dead in helicopter crash   English Premier League club Leicester City has confirmed the death of its owner and chair, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. Srivaddhanaprabha died with four others in a helicopter crash shortly after Leicester City's game against West Ham United on Saturday night. The Thai billionaire – owner of the King Power .... More>>
26 Oct 2018
Zaha Hadid and Odlo launch Futureskin sportswear
Zaha Hadid and Odlo launch Futureskin sportswear   Two superpowers – one from the world of architecture, the other from the fashion domain – have teamed up to produce a new line of sportswear called Futureskin. The sleek base layers, which includes tops and leggings for men and women, feature Odlo’s Swiss-engineered 'organic bodymapping' technology. This .... More>>
26 Oct 2018
Olafur Eliasson’s first completed building rises in Danish harbour
Olafur Eliasson’s first completed building rises in Danish harbour   Scandinavian artist, Olafur Eliasson has completed his first structure, Fjordenhus ("House of the Inlet") in Vejle, Denmark. The 28-metre, castle-like edifice – a collaborative effort between Eliasson and German architect Sebastian Behmann – stands in the shallows of the city’s harbour and is accessible by a .... More>>
26 Oct 2018
Bob Rogers unveils 2018 lineup for IAAPA Legends Panel
Bob Rogers unveils 2018 lineup for IAAPA Legends Panel   Some of the brightest and best minds operating in the attractions industry today will come together to discuss how best to open venues overseas in a culture that might be alien to the team behind it, in a world where fervent nationalism is on the rise. Taking place on 14 November 2018, the IAAPA Legends Panel .... More>>
26 Oct 2018
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel launches 'Do Not Disturb' programme to celebrate National Sleep In Day
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel launches 'Do Not Disturb' programme to celebrate National Sleep In Day   To celebrate 'National Sleep-in Day' on Sunday 28 October - the day the clocks go back to mark the beginning of winter in the UK - Apex Waterloo Place Hotel in Edinburgh has created the 'Do Not Disturb' package. Designed to help guests make the most of their lie-in, the 'Do Not Disturb' package will see .... More>>
26 Oct 2019
International Spy Museum to double in size and relaunch in 2019
International Spy Museum to double in size and relaunch in 2019   The International Spy Museum (SPY) has announced plans to relocate to a new, larger property next year. The 16-year-old attraction, which houses extensive collections of spycraft artefacts and highlights the global history of tradecraft, will move to a 140,000sq ft building on L’Enfant Plaza near the National .... More>>
26 Oct 2018
Montréal collective to create public building out of refurbished subway cars
Montréal collective to create public building out of refurbished subway cars   A team led by Canadian brothers and entrepreneurs Etienne and Frédéric Morin-Bordeleau have unveiled plans to create a multifunctional arts and events space from eight MR-63 subway cars. The new three-storey structure, which has garnered the support of the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), will feature a .... More>>
26 Oct 2018
Emlyn Brown is appointed VP of well-being at AccorHotels
Emlyn Brown is appointed VP of well-being at AccorHotels   Emlyn Brown has joined AccorHotels as VP of well-being for its luxury brands and will work on spa and wellness for properties such as Sofitel, Pullman, Swissôtel and Grand Mercure, among others. He will be based in Paris. His role will cover everything from design and concepts to facilities and programming. He .... More>>
26 Oct 2018
Science Museum unveils Quentin Blake science paintings
Science Museum unveils Quentin Blake science paintings   The Science Museum in London has opened a new exhibition of paintings by British illustrator Sir Quentin Blake that depict famous scientists and engineers and their inventions. Blake, best known for his illustrations that brought Roald Dahl’s children’s stories to life, has painted objects and scientists .... More>>
26 Oct 2018
Six Flags revenue grows 7 per cent in Q3 2018 despite weather
Six Flags revenue grows 7 per cent in Q3 2018 despite weather   Six Flags’ latest financial figures for Q3 2018 show continued growth across the board, with uplifts in revenue and net income on the same period in 2017, as the firm gets ever-closer to a consecutive ninth year of record financial performance. Revenue for the quarter increased by US$39m (€34.2m, £30.2m), or 7 .... More>>
26 Oct 2018
Celebrity trainer Leyon Azubuike's Gloveworx opens New York studio
Celebrity trainer Leyon Azubuike's Gloveworx opens New York studio   Boutique boxing and fitness studio operator Gloveworx has opened its newest location at the Westfield World Trade Center in downtown New York City. The 3,700sq ft club is the company's third studio in the US and is the chain's first location on the East Coast. The two other are in Los Angeles. Training is .... More>>
25 Oct 2018
National Science Centre planned for Ireland
National Science Centre planned for Ireland   A new €7.5m (US$8.6m, £6.6m) national science and visitor centre is planned for Athlone, Ireland, with construction set to begin in 2020. Located on the site of a decommissioned radio transmitter station formerly owned by broadcaster RTÉ, the new centre will be able to welcome up to 100,000 visitors a .... More>>
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