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17 Jan 2020
Carlo Ratti Associati creates vision for newly joined-up Lugano waterfront
Carlo Ratti Associati creates vision for newly joined-up Lugano waterfront   Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) and Mobility in Chain (MIC) have unveiled a new vision for the waterfront of Lugano, Switzerland, aimed at better linking the city to its glacial lake with a system of innovative public spaces. The plan addresses a current disconnection between the city and Lake Lugano by partly .... More>>
17 Jan 2020
RMJM Shanghai's Xiangjiang Gate elegantly mixes heritage with a modern aesthetic
RMJM Shanghai's Xiangjiang Gate elegantly mixes heritage with a modern aesthetic   RMJM Shanghai has won a competition to design a monument for the Hengyang in Hunan Province, China, with a design aimed at reflecting the city's status as a fast-evolving tech hub as well as its cultural heritage. The Xiangjiang Gate will comprise two bipedal towers that curve up from their feet and rise .... More>>
17 Jan 2020
Hyatt partners with Headspace for exclusive wellbeing collaboration
Hyatt partners with Headspace for exclusive wellbeing collaboration   Hyatt Hotels has announced a collaboration with mindfulness app provider Headspace, set to roll out in the coming months at Hyatt-branded hotels. The partnership will provide mindfulness exercises, guided meditations and sleep content to Hyatt employees, corporate customers and guests. Founded by former monk .... More>>
17 Jan 2020
Carden Park welcomes brand new £10m spa with Bollinger garden bar
Carden Park welcomes brand new £10m spa with Bollinger garden bar   Carden Park Hotel, Cheshire, UK, has officially launched a new spa following a £10m construction project. The Spa at Carden spans 4,500sq m and was created by consultant Nikki Kurran, who worked alongside Barr & Wray Interior Design, Pave Always Building Contractors and HB Architects. Kurran told Spa .... More>>
17 Jan 2020
Alligator park coming to London's Old Kent Road
Alligator park coming to London's Old Kent Road   Avanton, a London-based property developer, has announced plans to create an alligator farm and enclosure to be built on the UK capital's Old Kent Road. The enclosure will form the centrepiece of a housing and office development worth a reported £230m (US$300m, €270m). It will be located inside a Grade .... More>>
17 Jan 2020
Rockwell Group bring luxury hospitality and wellness to 550 Madison
Rockwell Group bring luxury hospitality and wellness to 550 Madison   Rockwell Group have unveiled designs for luxury hospitality and wellness amenities at Manhattan's 550 Madison office tower, which is currently being renovated by co-owners Olayan Group. The updated amenities will complement work like the development of a new public garden designed by Snøhetta that will increase .... More>>
16 Jan 2020
Amsterdam's new National Holocaust Museum benefits from €4m German donation
Amsterdam's new National Holocaust Museum benefits from €4m German donation   Construction of a new National Holocaust Museum in Amsterdam is expected to begin in February, following the donation of €4m (US$4.5m, £3.4m) from the German government. Amsterdam's temporary holocaust exhibition within the city's Jewish Cultural Quarter will close its doors next month to allow construction to .... More>>
16 Jan 2020
French culture minister announces plans for satirical cartoon centre five years after Charlie Hebdo terror attack
French culture minister announces plans for satirical cartoon centre five years after Charlie Hebdo terror attack   Five years after the terror attack on Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper based in Paris, the French government has announced plans to open a centre dedicated to editorial and satirical cartoons. According to French culture minister Franck Rieste, the centre, which was announced earlier this week, was .... More>>
16 Jan 2020
Aurelien Chen pavilion reimagines the mountains, forest, clouds and water of Chinese landscape
Aurelien Chen pavilion reimagines the mountains, forest, clouds and water of Chinese landscape   Aurelien Chen has created a pavilion in China that reimagines the traditional Chinese landscape of mountains, forest, clouds and water. The 350sq m (3,770sq ft) Dragon Mountain Landmark Pavilion, so-called because of its location in Zhulongshan – literally Dragon Mountain, was created to draw the attention to .... More>>
16 Jan 2020
Warner Bros announces Harry Potter retailtainment store in New York
Warner Bros announces Harry Potter retailtainment store in New York   Interactive experiences and photo opportunities will be part of the offering, when the world's largest dedicated Harry Potter store opens in New York City later this year. The retailtainment venue on Broadway has been announced by Warner Bros, which said that New York was the ideal city to launch the .... More>>
16 Jan 2020
Eye In The Sky's Jungle Bubbles put the elephants outside the room
Eye In The Sky's Jungle Bubbles put the elephants outside the room   Eye In The Sky have produced two inhabitable bubbles in which guests can stay for an up-close experience with elephants at Anantara's Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort. The 650,000sq m (7 million sq ft) resort is located in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand, at the confluence of the Thailand, Laos and Myanmar .... More>>
16 Jan 2020
Wearables for seniors: AI specialist creates wellness tech that predicts falls and ailments
Wearables for seniors: AI specialist creates wellness tech that predicts falls and ailments   A new product aimed at the ageing population is combining wearable fitness tech with artificial intelligence to create a device designed to help predict potentially harmful ailments. US-based AI specialist CarePredict has launched the Tempo Series 3 wearable tracker, described as the world's first wearable that .... More>>
17 Jan 2020
Six Senses announces new wellness role for Mark Sands
Six Senses announces new wellness role for Mark Sands   Mark Sands has been promoted to VP of wellness at Six Senses. Prior to his promotion, Sands worked as area spa director for Six Senses in Vietnam and Thailand, where he created and launched multiple Six Senses’ wellness initiatives, while also leading spa operations. Sands began his Six Senses career in 2011 .... More>>
15 Jan 2020
Hong Kong's Ocean Park unveils major adventure-themed repositioning plan
Hong Kong's Ocean Park unveils major adventure-themed repositioning plan   Financial assistance from the Hong Kong government is expected to help the territory's theme park, Ocean Park, to implement an ambitious new repositioning plan that will shape it into seven experiential zones, all with an overarching theme of adventure. Ocean Park, which has a marine mammal park and amusement .... More>>
15 Jan 2020
MAD's vast Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center in final stage of construction
MAD's vast Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center in final stage of construction   MAD Architects are in the third and final stage of construction for the Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center mixed-use development in Nanjing, China, with completion due this year. According to MAD, "The scheme seeks to restore the spiritual harmony between humanity and nature through the integration of .... More>>
15 Jan 2020
BuroHappold to transform New York State's Erie Canal for leisure and tourism
BuroHappold to transform New York State's Erie Canal for leisure and tourism   BuroHappold will transform New York State's Erie Canal as part of a $300m (€269m, £231m) initiative to grow regional tourism, support outdoor recreation, reduce flooding, restore wetlands and improve irrigation. The project has come out of the Reimagine the Canals Task Force, which is aimed at developing a .... More>>
15 Jan 2020
Ensana opens €4m wellness centre in Slovakia
Ensana opens €4m wellness centre in Slovakia   European health spa operator Ensana has recently opened a new luxury wellness and relaxation centre at its 5-star Thermia Palace Ensana Health Spa Hotel, on the spa island of Piešt’any, Slovakia. The development, which is almost 13,000sq ft (1,200sq m), features year-round indoor and outdoor swimming pools, .... More>>
15 Jan 2020
Jean-Michel Gathy's Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River approaches opening
Jean-Michel Gathy's Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River approaches opening   The Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River is due to open early this year, with a design by Denniston founder Jean-Michel Gathy that is inspired by Thai culture and the hotel's riverfront location. Occupying a 200m (660ft) stretch along the Chao Phraya River, around which the Thai capital was first .... More>>
15 Jan 2020
Australian Open under threat due to smoke from bushfires
Australian Open under threat due to smoke from bushfires   Worries have been raised over the health of players at the Australian Open, after two matches were forced to be abandoned due to the presence of heavy smoke. During a qualifying match on 14 January, Slovenia’s Dalila Jakupovic won the first set, but then suffered a coughing fit, forcing her to retire from the .... More>>
14 Jan 2020
CES news: CTA predicts US consumer tech sales to reach record level of US$422bn
CES news: CTA predicts US consumer tech sales to reach record level of US$422bn   The increasing popularity of streaming services and wireless earbuds – along with the introduction of 5G connectivity and artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled devices – are set to drive revenues in the US consumer tech industry to a record $422bn during 2020. According to the Consumer Technology Association .... More>>
14 Jan 2020
Pushkin-inspired Russian theme park to open in 2023
Pushkin-inspired Russian theme park to open in 2023   A new Russian theme park inspired by the literary poems and fairy tales of Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin is being created by Dutch design and production company Jora Vision. A.S. Pushkin is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. His fairy tales, which .... More>>
14 Jan 2020
Open Platform and JAJA's car-park is a transport and community hub
Open Platform and JAJA's car-park is a transport and community hub   Open Platform and JAJA Architects have won a competition to create a new multi-storey car-park and mobility hub in Aarhus, Denmark, with a wooden design that will incorporate space for activities, creativity and socialising. Working with Rama Studio and Søren Jensen Engineers, the firms sought to design a .... More>>
14 Jan 2020
Fantastic Beasts to go on display at Natural History Museum
Fantastic Beasts to go on display at Natural History Museum   London's Natural History Museum is set to a host an exhibition inspired by the creatures featured in JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them series. Opening in spring 2020, the exhibition, titled Fantastic Beasts: The Wonders of Nature, is described as one of the museums' most .... More>>
14 Jan 2020
Anytime Fitness UK CEO Stuart Broster to step down – Neil Randall named successor
Anytime Fitness UK CEO Stuart Broster to step down – Neil Randall named successor   Stuart Broster, chief executive of Anytime Fitness UK, will step down from his role in April 2020. Broster, who was named CEO in August 2017, recently relocated to Scotland and outlined his desire to set up his own consultancy business. During his tenure, Broster has overseen Anytime Fitness UK’s growth to .... More>>
14 Jan 2020
Thierry Coup reveals new details about Super Nintendo World as Universal launches new music video
Thierry Coup reveals new details about Super Nintendo World as Universal launches new music video   Thierry Coup, senior vice president of Universal Creative, has revealed new details for Super Nintendo World alongside the release of a music video to promote the soon-to-debut attraction at Universal Studios Japan. Opening this summer ahead of 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Coup revealed new attractions and .... More>>
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