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WAZA and UN team up to tackle environmental problems
POSTED 19 Oct 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
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.
Lausanne opens major freshwater aquarium-vivarium
POSTED 18 Oct 2017 . BY Alice Davis
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.
MVRDV win competition for Shanghai Future Park showcasing nature, culture and entertainment
POSTED 18 Oct 2017 . BY Kim Megson
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.
Adjaye Associates collaborate with former spy chiefs to design New York museum dedicated to espionage
POSTED 18 Oct 2017 . BY Kim Megson
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.
IAAPA supporting Give Kids the World at 2017 expo
POSTED 18 Oct 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
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.
Merlin planning global rollout for Bear Grylls attractions, says Varney
POSTED 18 Oct 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
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.
IAAPA Foundation announces events for Orlando expo
POSTED 17 Oct 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
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.
Abandoned Jerusalem planetarium to become home for Einstein museum
POSTED 17 Oct 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
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.
Bear Grylls adventure park for Birmingham and Peppa Pig goes global in Merlin plans
POSTED 17 Oct 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Merlin Entertainments has revealed plans for a Bear Grylls adventure park in Birmingham and a chain of attractions based on the Peppa Pig brand to launch worldwide.
Elizabeth de Portzamparc completes futuristic Roman museum next to ancient amphitheatre
POSTED 17 Oct 2017 . BY Kim Megson
A futuristic home has been built for a Roman museum in the French city of Nîmes – in stark contrast to the real-life Roman amphitheatre next door.
Disney breaks ground on HK$10.9bn expansion of Hong Kong park
POSTED 16 Oct 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Disney has started work to transform its Hong Kong theme park – part of a six-year masterplan to introduce a host of new experiences and characters.
Designs unveiled for new aquarium in Oslo
POSTED 16 Oct 2017 . BY Alice Davis
Plans for a brand new waterside aquarium near the Norwegian capital have been unveiled, showing a pair of smooth, undulating domes jutting out into the fjord.
House of Bread museum opens in Austria
POSTED 16 Oct 2017 . BY Kim Megson
Austrian architects Coop Himmelb(l)au have completed The Haus des Brotes (The House of Bread): a shimmering museum and events centre for bread company Backaldrin.
Cornwall’s Tate St Ives re-opens as £20m renewal project comes to fruition
POSTED 13 Oct 2017 . BY Alice Davis
Tate St Ives, the art gallery credited with helping to regenerate the southwest, will unveil its new look tomorrow (14 October) when it re-opens following a £20m redevelopment.
Rem Koolhaas and OMA to expand New York's New Museum
POSTED 13 Oct 2017 . BY Kim Megson
International architecture firm OMA are set to design their first public building in New York City, an expansion of the city’s New Museum.
Ontario's Science North to develop new Guangzhou science centre
POSTED 12 Oct 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
One of Canada’s largest science centres has signed a deal with Chinese company Grandview Enterprise to establish a major new science centre in the city of Guangzhou.
Sir Tim Smit heads up new project as Jurassica and Memo join forces
POSTED 12 Oct 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
The long-awaited Jurassica project is taking a new path towards realisation, joining forces with biodiversity project Memo to create a single visitor experience.
Merlin denies interest in SeaWorld acquisition
POSTED 11 Oct 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Merlin Entertainments has quashed rumours of a possible SeaWorld Entertainments takeover following reports suggesting the operator had made a bid.
Parques Reunidos linked to SeaWorld sale
POSTED 11 Oct 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Parques Reunidos could be about to make a big splash in the attractions industry after fresh reports linked the Spanish operator with a potential takeover of SeaWorld.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach MD Amanda Thompson to lead IAAPA in 2020
POSTED 11 Oct 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Amanda Thompson OBE will become only the third woman to chair IAAPA in its 100-year history, after the global attractions body announced the Blackpool Pleasure Beach managing director would take over in 2020.
     
 


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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>>
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
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
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>>
17 Oct 2017
Bear Grylls adventure park for Birmingham and Peppa Pig goes global in Merlin plans
Bear Grylls adventure park for Birmingham and Peppa Pig goes global in Merlin plans   Merlin Entertainments has revealed plans for a Bear Grylls adventure park in Birmingham and a chain of attractions based on the Peppa Pig brand to launch worldwide. The Bear Grylls attraction will open in 2018, targeting the adventure-based experiences market with a high ropes course and a skydiving experience .... More>>
17 Oct 2017
Elizabeth de Portzamparc completes futuristic Roman museum next to ancient amphitheatre
Elizabeth de Portzamparc completes futuristic Roman museum next to ancient amphitheatre   A futuristic home has been built for a Roman museum in the French city of Nîmes – in stark contrast to the real-life Roman amphitheatre next door. Construction has been completed ahead of the opening of the Musée de la Romanité de Nîmes in June 2018, with 5,000 exhibits from a collection of 25,000 set to move .... More>>
16 Oct 2017
Disney breaks ground on HK$10.9bn expansion of Hong Kong park
Disney breaks ground on HK$10.9bn expansion of Hong Kong park   Disney has started work to transform its Hong Kong theme park – part of a six-year masterplan to introduce a host of new experiences and characters. The plan, worth HK$10.9bn (US$1.39bn, €1.18bn, £1.05bn), aims to address problems for the struggling Disneyland Hong Kong and make the park profitable again. .... More>>
16 Oct 2017
Designs unveiled for new aquarium in Oslo
Designs unveiled for new aquarium in Oslo   Plans for a brand new waterside aquarium near the Norwegian capital have been unveiled, showing a pair of smooth, undulating domes jutting out into the fjord. Designed by London and Oslo-based practice Haptic Architects, the 10,000sq m (108,000sq ft) aquarium is encircled by walkways, providing a glimpse through .... More>>
16 Oct 2017
House of Bread museum opens in Austria
House of Bread museum opens in Austria   Austrian architects Coop Himmelb(l)au have completed The Haus des Brotes (The House of Bread) – a shimmering museum and events centre for bread company Backaldrin. The sculptural building is located at the company’s headquarters in Asten, northern Austria. The exhibition is inspired by those once organised by .... More>>
13 Oct 2017
Cornwall’s Tate St Ives re-opens as £20m renewal project comes to fruition
Cornwall’s Tate St Ives re-opens as £20m renewal project comes to fruition   Tate St Ives, the art gallery credited with helping to regenerate the southwest, will unveil its new look tomorrow (14 October) when it re-opens following a £20m redevelopment. Jamie Fobert Architects’ cliffside extension has doubled the exhibition space, with the aim of better accommodating the 250,000 annual .... More>>
13 Oct 2017
Rem Koolhaas and OMA to expand New York's New Museum
Rem Koolhaas and OMA to expand New York's New Museum   International architecture firm OMA are set to design their first public building in New York City, an expansion of the city’s New Museum. Studio partners Rem Koolhaas and Shohei Shigematsu will lead the project, which is being built on a site at 231 Bowery, purchased by the contemporary art museum in 2008. .... More>>
12 Oct 2017
Ontario's Science North to develop new Guangzhou science centre
Ontario's Science North to develop new Guangzhou science centre   One of Canada’s largest science centres has signed a deal with Chinese company Grandview Enterprise to establish a major new science centre in the city of Guangzhou. Science North – an interactive science museum in Greater Sudbury, Ontario – opened in 1984 and is Northern Ontario's most popular tourist .... More>>
12 Oct 2017
Sir Tim Smit heads up new project as Jurassica and Memo join forces
Sir Tim Smit heads up new project as Jurassica and Memo join forces   The long-awaited Jurassica project is taking a new path towards realisation, joining forces with biodiversity project Memo to create a single visitor experience. Sir Tim Smit is behind the reimagined venture, named 'The Journey', with the Eden Project creator coming onboard to steer the development into this .... More>>
11 Oct 2017
Merlin denies interest in SeaWorld acquisition
Merlin denies interest in SeaWorld acquisition   Merlin Entertainments has quashed rumours of a possible SeaWorld Entertainments takeover following reports suggesting the operator had made a bid. A report last week from Bloomberg quoted “people familiar with the matter”, who suggested that the UK operator had made a bid to buy part, or all, of the US .... More>>
11 Oct 2017
Parques Reunidos linked to SeaWorld sale
Parques Reunidos linked to SeaWorld sale   Parques Reunidos could be about to make a big splash in the attractions industry after fresh reports linked the Spanish operator with a potential takeover of SeaWorld. Following reports last week that Merlin Entertainments was also interested in a deal for the company – something Merlin has since denied – .... More>>
11 Oct 2017
Blackpool Pleasure Beach MD Amanda Thompson to lead IAAPA in 2020
Blackpool Pleasure Beach MD Amanda Thompson to lead IAAPA in 2020   Amanda Thompson OBE will become only the third woman to chair IAAPA in its 100-year history, after the global attractions body announced the Blackpool Pleasure Beach managing director would take over in 2020. Thompson was elected second vice chair of IAAPA at a meeting on 25 September, a position she will .... More>>
11 Oct 2017
Sutton Hoo viewing tower plans get HLF funding
Sutton Hoo viewing tower plans get HLF funding   Plans to build a 17m (56ft) viewing tower at one of Britain’s most archaeologically-significant sites can go ahead following a £1.8m (US$2.4m, €2m) donation from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). In 1939 a hoard of treasures were discovered at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, believed to be the final resting place of the .... More>>
10 Oct 2017
V&A boss calls for pedestrianisation of Exhibition Road following car crash
V&A boss calls for pedestrianisation of Exhibition Road following car crash   V&A director Tristram Hunt has called for a full pedestrianisation of South Kensington’s Exhibition Road following the car crash that left 11 injured on Saturday (7 October). Exhibition Road, London, which is home to not only the V&A but also to the Science Museum and Natural History Museum, is an outdoor area .... More>>
10 Oct 2017
Geffrye Museum closing January for two-year redevelopment
Geffrye Museum closing January for two-year redevelopment   London’s Geffrye Museum will close in January ahead of a £18.1m (US$23.8m, €20.2m) transformation to create new spaces for its collections and library. Founded in 1914, the Geffrye Museum specialises in the history of English domestic home interiors, showing the changing styles through 11 displayed period .... More>>
10 Oct 2017
Unesco and Hermitage Museum join forces to protect cultural heritage in conflict zones
Unesco and Hermitage Museum join forces to protect cultural heritage in conflict zones   Unesco and Russia’s Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help protect and restore cultural properties in areas of conflict. Under the agreement, the museum will provide the world heritage body with support for the assessment of damage to cultural property, and .... More>>
10 Oct 2017
Diller Scofidio + Renfro announced for 'transformative' London Centre for Music
Diller Scofidio + Renfro announced for 'transformative' London Centre for Music   US architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) has been announced as the design team tasked with creating the vision for a new Centre for Music in the City of London. The studio, which will work in collaboration with UK firm Sheppard Robson, has come out on top of a star-studded six-strong shortlist, that also .... More>>
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