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in this issue

• énergie Group gears up for growth
• Nick Coutts speaks on Bridges' Viva deal
• Hard Rock launches yoga with a twist


Property & tenders
Tender for the provision and operation of an Observation Wheel on the Council’s Recreation Ground in Stratford upon Avon
Location: Company: Stratford-on-Avon District Council
East Cambridgeshire District Council is seeking expressions of interest for Mepal Outdoor Centre.
Location: Company: East Cambridgeshire District Council
Recreational Land for Development of Sporting Activities
Location: Company: Gravesham Borough Council
Major UK Visitor Attraction for sale
Location: Company: GVA
Opportunity To Develop and Operate Outdoor Leisure Facilities at Castle Park
Location: Company: Colchester Borough Council
A Historic Opportunity - Hastings Castle
Location: Hastings Company: GVA
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekte design landmark timber tower and culture hub for heart of Oslo  
Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekte design landmark timber tower and culture hub for heart of Oslo

By Kim Megson

A design team led by Norwegian practice Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter has won an invited competition to create a vast cultural hub, topped by a timber tower enclosed in glass, next to Oslo’s historic railway station. The project, called Fjordporten, will be the largest mixed-use complex in Norway. It has been .... more>>
Investment group announces MX$550m theme park plans for Mexico  
Investment group announces MX$550m theme park plans for Mexico

By Tom Anstey

A series of theme parks has been announced, to open in Mexico, with the first coming to Mexico City later this year at a cost of MX$550m (US$29.4m, €24m, £21.1m). Coming to the municipality of Iztapalapa on the east side of the Mexican capital, entertainment investment firm Grupo Diniz are behind the .... more>>

Vancouver Aquarium announces plan to end cetacean displays  
By Tom Anstey

With pressures on cetacean captivity continuing to mount across North America, Canada’s Vancouver Aquarium has announced it will no longer display such animals, instead choosing to focus on .... more>>
Revealed: Opening date for Scotland's first design museum, created by Kengo Kuma  
By Kim Megson

V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum, will open to the public on Saturday 15 September 2018, it has been revealed. New images of the Kengo Kuma-designed building have been released .... more>>
Norwegian brewery partners with COBE to create Stavanger waterfront attraction  
By Kim Megson

Danish architects COBE and Norwegian beer maker Lervig have unveiled plans for a major waterfront visitor centre and brewery in Stavanger, Norway. Located on a former industrial pier, the .... more>>
Designs revealed for new aquatics centre on an artificial quay in Copenhagen’s harbour  
By Kim Megson

Stunning designs have been revealed for Copenhagen's new Water Culture Centre, which will feature outdoor and indoor pools, waterfalls, harbour baths and sports facilities. The .... more>>
Bayeux Tapestry coming to Britain for first time in 950 years  
By Tom Anstey

The Bayeux Tapestry is set to be loaned to a British museum for the first time in nearly a millennium. The artwork, which is nine centuries old and depicts the Norman conquest of England .... more>>
Perkins+Will create science hub to anchor Suzhou culture district  
By Tom Anstey

A science museum in Suzhou, China, is to act as the centrepiece of a new cultural district in the city, with the design celebrating nature while highlighting the role of industrial .... more>>
Welcome to the Gucci Garden: Alessandro Michele celebrates luxury brand with restaurant and museum in Florentine palace  
By Kim Megson

The creative director of Gucci has opened a restaurant, museum and gift shop dedicated to the luxury fashion house – in a 14th-century Florentine palace. Alessandro Michele decided to .... more>>
Michael Ellis to oversee arts, heritage and tourism in new DCMS role  
By Tom Anstey

Former House of Commons deputy leader Michael Ellis has been named parliamentary undersecretary for arts, heritage and tourism. Ellis – who was deputy leader of the House of Commons from .... more>>
US$88m Epic Waters waterpark comes to Texas  
By Tom Anstey

A major new waterpark in Grand Prairie, Texas, opens its doors to the public today (12 January), with the US$88m (€72.5m, £64.6m) project featuring a retractable roof to offer year-round use .... more>>
Oman's first waterpark signifies first step in national tourism plan  
By Tom Anstey

Oman’s first waterpark has opened to the public, kicking off a series of tourist-focused developments in the country as its rulers strive to diversify the national economy. Called Hawana .... more>>
City of Bath plans tourist levy to support heritage, arts and culture  
By Tom Anstey

Councillors in Bath are looking to cash in on the 5.8 million tourists that visit the historic city each year, with plans to introduce a bed tax that could raise millions of pounds for the .... more>>
'A transition in time, in space and memory': Architect behind Cyprus' national archaeology museum reveals design concept  
By Kim Megson

Architect Theoni Xanthi has told CLADglobal how her team's vision for the national archaeology museum in Cyprus was inspired by “the materials that gave birth to Cypriot and .... more>>
Barack Obama reveals revised plans for Presidential Center  
By Tom Anstey

Former US president Barack Obama has provided an update on his Presidential Center, promising to “create a campus for active citizenship in the heart of Chicago’s South Side”. The design, .... more>>

Features
Mexico police team to tackle looting

Heritage news:
Mexico police team to tackle looting


Mexico’s police force has created a new federal division dedicated to protecting the country’s cultural heritage, with the aim of tackling theft, the looting of historic artefacts and trafficking of such items
Science North to develop Guangzhou centre

Science Centres news:
Science North to develop Guangzhou centre


Barack Obama’s former White House science and technology chief of staff, Cristin Dorgelo, has been named the new president and CEO of the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC)
Ten out of Ten

Planetariums:
Ten out of Ten


A planetarium upgrade at Telus World of Science in Canada is set to become the first to offer a 10K resolution experience
Chester Osborn

People profile:
Chester Osborn


Australia's d'Arenberg wine is opening a brand home and restaurant
MACAN Impression

Galleries:
MACAN Impression


Museum MACAN director Aaron Seeto on Jakarta’s first contemporary art museum
Creating Your Own IP

Ask an expert:
Creating Your Own IP


With global IPs evermore present in parks, is there still room for original story worlds? We asked the experts
Launch nears for Omani waterpark

Waterparks news:
Launch nears for Omani waterpark


Oman’s first waterpark development is on course for its December launch, authorities have confirmed
Simworx

Promotional feature:
Simworx


Introducing the Mini Flying Theatre, a compact ride option with the latest technology
Alterface

Promotional feature:
Alterface


Alterface launches the Erratic Ride, the first non-linear interactive mixed media ride on the market
IAAPA Attractions Expo

Show preview:
IAAPA Attractions Expo


Exhibitor news and updates in the run-up to IAAPA in Orlando
Attractions product news

Aquatic Development Group appoints new president

Aquatic Development Group appoints new president

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Aquatic Development Group (ADG) has named Jim Dunn as its new president. Dunn, who has served as the company’s executive vice-president since 1988, replaces former president and CEO Ken Ellis, who will stay on in his role as CEO.
 
Universal Resort's new projection show to light up Hogwarts Castle

Universal Resort's new projection show to light up Hogwarts Castle

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Universal Orlando Resort is set to unveil a spectacular new experience at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the end of this month.
 
The Art of Caviar immersive exhibition opens at Zürich Airport

The Art of Caviar immersive exhibition opens at Zürich Airport

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Luxury skincare brand La Prairie has launched an immersive exhibition, The Art of Caviar, to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of its iconic Skin Caviar collection.
Museum product news

DJ Willrich installs Digital Projection in Mail Rail experience at London's Postal Museum

DJ Willrich installs Digital Projection in Mail Rail experience at London's Postal Museum

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Integration firm DJ Willrich (DJW) has installed several of Digital Projection's E-Vision 8500 projectors at the Mail Rail experience at The Postal Museum in London.
 
New Jora Vision exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the 'Golden Age of Travel'

New Jora Vision exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the 'Golden Age of Travel'

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Dutch design firm Jora Vision has partnered with Nordic Exhibitions & Events to create Legendary Trunks, a new travelling immersive experience.
 
Oskoui + Oskoui announces partnership with Vertuoso

Oskoui + Oskoui announces partnership with Vertuoso

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Digital creative agency Oskoui + Oskoui (O&O) has signed a partnership deal with ‘vertical storytelling’ specialist, Vertuoso.
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Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekte design landmark timber tower and culture hub for heart of Oslo
BY Kim Megson
A design team led by Norwegian practice Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter have won an invited competition to create a vast cultural hub, topped by a timber tower enclosed in glass, next to Oslo’s historic railway station.
Investment group announces MX$550m theme park plans for Mexico
BY Tom Anstey
A series of theme parks has been announced, to open in Mexico, with the first coming to Mexico City later this year at a cost of MX$550m (US$29.4m, €24m, £21.1m).
Vancouver Aquarium announces plan to end cetacean displays
BY Tom Anstey
With pressures on cetacean captivity continuing to mount across North America, Canada’s Vancouver Aquarium has announced it will no longer display such animals, instead choosing to focus on creating healthier oceans as part of its public education programme.
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FEATURES
New openings: Z is for Zeitz
The Thomas Heatherwick-designed Zeitz MOCAA, Africa’s first major modern art museum, has opened in Cape Town
Promotional feature: Simworx
Introducing the Mini Flying Theatre, a compact ride option with the latest technology
Mystery shopper: Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Alice Davis took a trip to London’s newest attraction, the Postal Museum and Mail Rail
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SUPPLIER NEWS
Aquatic Development Group appoints new president
Aquatic Development Group (ADG) has named Jim Dunn as its new president. Dunn, who has served as the company’s executive vice-president since 1988, replaces former president and CEO Ken Ellis, who will stay on in his role as CEO.
Universal Resort's new projection show to light up Hogwarts Castle
Universal Orlando Resort is set to unveil a spectacular new experience at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the end of this month.
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Casino Manager
Landers Recruitment
Salary: £30,000
Job location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Casino Manager
Landers Recruitment
Salary: £30,000
Job location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Director of Operations
WWT
Salary: £78,000 p.a.
Job location: Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Head of Product Excellence
Legoland
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Winter Haven, FL, United States
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Merlin Entertainments Group
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Job location: New York, NY, United States
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Sea Life
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Job location: Concord, NC, United States
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Madame Tussauds
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Legoland Discovery Centre
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Legoland
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Job location: Carlsbad, CA, United States
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Job location: Carlsbad, CA, United States
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Job location: Winter Haven, Florida, United States
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