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Dubai Safari welcomes guests on soft launch ahead of January opening
POSTED 14 Dec 2017 . BY Alice Davis
A safari park in the Middle East is finally complete and set to open its doors to the public from January.
RIBA International Prize longlist revealed, but which leisure buildings are in contention?
POSTED 14 Dec 2017 . BY Kim Megson
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (14 December) announced the RIBA International List 2018, a new biennial selection of the world’s best new buildings.
Arts Index sees sharp rise in individual giving to arts and culture in England
POSTED 14 Dec 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
New research covering the condition of arts and culture provision has recorded a 68 per cent rise in individual giving in England since 2015.
Bob Iger extends contract to 2021 as Disney acquires Fox in US$52.4bn mega-deal
POSTED 14 Dec 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Disney has confirmed a US$52.4bn (€44.27bn, £39bn) mega-deal with Fox, acquiring Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with Fox's cable and international TV businesses.
Mather and Co to design Twickenham's World Rugby Museum
POSTED 14 Dec 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has named Manchester-based firm Mather and Co to design its new World Rugby Museum at the spiritual home of the sport – Twickenham Stadium.
Snohetta, KoningEizenberg and TEN face public vote on El Paso kids’ museum
POSTED 14 Dec 2017 . BY Alice Davis
Three international architecture firms invited to submit designs for a new children’s museum in the Mexico-US border city of El Paso, Texas, will soon learn the outcome of a public vote.
Starry shortlist announced for Adelaide art museum
POSTED 13 Dec 2017 . BY Kim Megson
A starry shortlist has been announced in the international competition to find a design team to create a new art museum in Adelaide, Australia.
DCMS and Wolfson Foundation partner for £4m museum and gallery improvement fund
POSTED 13 Dec 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and charitable organisation the Wolfson Foundation have jointly-launched a £4m (US$5.3m, €4.5m) fund designed to improve the quality of displays, enhance exhibition spaces and increase access in museums and galleries.
Work begins on Merlin's £20m Bear Grylls attraction
POSTED 13 Dec 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Construction is underway for Birmingham’s Bear Grylls Adventure – with Merlin Entertainments already planning a global rollout after the UK launch.
Exclusive: Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer on tourism and the city becoming its own brand
POSTED 13 Dec 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Orlando’s mayor has reinforced the importance of tourism to the theme park capital’s economy, making the city its own brand with attractions feeding back into its economy.
Huge waterpark to crown Malaysia's luxury mixed-use resort
POSTED 12 Dec 2017 . BY Alice Davis
A long-awaited luxury mega-destination, Desaru Coast, is scheduled to open in Malaysia in 2018, boasting one of the world’s biggest waterparks.
World's largest planetarium opens in St Petersburg
POSTED 12 Dec 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
A 150-year-old gas storage facility on St Petersburg’s Obvodny Canal has been transformed into a record-breaking planetarium.
Exclusive: Australian market recovering, says Village Roadshow COO as operator addresses safety concerns
POSTED 12 Dec 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Following a year of turmoil for Australia’s theme park sector, the Gold Coast market is finally starting to show signs of recovery, according to Village Roadshow Theme Parks COO Bob White.
Renovation work starts on Manhattan Beach's pier aquarium
POSTED 09 Dec 2017 . BY Alice Davis
A historic pier and aquarium on Manhattan Beach, California, is undergoing a major renovation after reaching its fundraising targets.
Coventry named UK City of Culture 2021
POSTED 08 Dec 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Coventry will be the third UK City of Culture following an announcement by minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism John Glen.
Public creativity crucial for cities, argues Urban Art Projects founder after Ai Weiwei collaboration in New York
POSTED 08 Dec 2017 . BY Kim Megson
One of the team responsible for realising Ai Weiwei’s huge ‘security fence’ installations across New York has told CLADglobal the popularity of the project demonstrates why cities and developers would be “mad” not to commission creativity.
Institute of Contemporary Art opens doors to new home in Miami
POSTED 08 Dec 2017 . BY Alice Davis
The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) has been welcoming the first visitors to its new home this week, located in the heart of the burgeoning design district in Miami, Florida.
BRC applies theme park design to Museum of the Bible
POSTED 07 Dec 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Experience design firm BRC has taken the concept of a theme park attraction and placed it inside a museum setting at the new Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC.
Exclusive: Anvio VR signs deals for new sites in US and Europe
POSTED 07 Dec 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Russian virtual reality company Anvio VR has announced plans for a global expansion, starting in London this February, before rolling out its free-roam VR experience across Europe and North America.
Heatherwick Studio's intricate 'vertical public space' reaches full height in New York
POSTED 07 Dec 2017 . BY Kim Megson
Vessel – the sculptural urban landmark Heatherwick Studio have designed as the centrepiece for New York’s Hudson Yards development – topped out yesterday (6 December) after eight months of construction.
     
 


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14 Dec 2017
Dubai Safari welcomes guests on soft launch ahead of January opening
Dubai Safari welcomes guests on soft launch ahead of January opening   A safari park in the Middle East is finally complete and set to open its doors to the public from January. To celebrate its launch, Dubai Safari is also offering free admission for the first two weeks. Journalists, locals and VIPs got to tour the AED1bn (US$272m, €233m, £208m) project this week, with most .... More>>
14 Dec 2017
RIBA International Prize longlist revealed, but which leisure buildings are in contention?
RIBA International Prize longlist revealed, but which leisure buildings are in contention?   The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (14 December) announced the RIBA International List 2018, a new biennial selection of the world’s best new buildings. A number of leisure projects are included in the prestigious longlist, including high-profile museums designed by the likes of .... More>>
14 Dec 2017
Arts Index sees sharp rise in individual giving to arts and culture in England
Arts Index sees sharp rise in individual giving to arts and culture in England   New research covering the condition of arts and culture provision has recorded a 68 per cent rise in individual giving in England since 2015. Published by the National Campaign for the Arts (NCA) and supported by Arts Council England (ACE), the Arts Index report acts as a health check of the arts across .... More>>
14 Dec 2017
Bob Iger extends contract to 2021 as Disney acquires Fox in US$52.4bn mega-deal
Bob Iger extends contract to 2021 as Disney acquires Fox in US$52.4bn mega-deal   Disney has confirmed a US$52.4bn (€44.27bn, £39bn) mega-deal with Fox, acquiring Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with Fox's cable and international TV businesses. The company also announced that Bob Iger will extend his tenure as Disney chair and CEO. The deal means 21st Century Fox .... More>>
14 Dec 2017
Mather and Co to design Twickenham's World Rugby Museum
Mather and Co to design Twickenham's World Rugby Museum   The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has named Manchester-based firm Mather and Co to design its new World Rugby Museum at the spiritual home of the sport – Twickenham Stadium. Scheduled to open in early 2018, the new attraction was commissioned by the RFU as part of the redevelopment of the 82,000-capacity .... More>>
14 Dec 2017
Snohetta, KoningEizenberg and TEN face public vote on El Paso kids’ museum
Snohetta, KoningEizenberg and TEN face public vote on El Paso kids’ museum   Three international architecture firms invited to submit designs for a new children’s museum in the Mexico-US border city of El Paso, Texas, will soon learn the outcome of a public vote. Three firms are competing in the contest: the Santa Monica, California-based KoningEizenberg; Norwegian firm Snohetta; and .... More>>
13 Dec 2017
Starry shortlist announced for Adelaide art museum
Starry shortlist announced for Adelaide art museum   A starry shortlist has been announced in the international competition to find a design team to create a new art museum in Adelaide, Australia. The Adelaide Contemporary – conceived as a sister museum to the Art Gallery of South Australia – will include an art gallery, a public sculpture park and a meeting place .... More>>
13 Dec 2017
DCMS and Wolfson Foundation partner for £4m museum and gallery improvement fund
DCMS and Wolfson Foundation partner for £4m museum and gallery improvement fund   A £4m (US$5.3m, €4.5m) fund has been launched to improve the quality of displays, enhance exhibition spaces and increase access to museums and galleries in the UK. The DCMS (the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund will be open to institutions across .... More>>
13 Dec 2017
Work begins on Merlin's £20m Bear Grylls attraction
Work begins on Merlin's £20m Bear Grylls attraction   Construction is underway for Birmingham’s Bear Grylls Adventure – with Merlin Entertainments already planning a global rollout after the UK launch. Opening in 2018, the first Bear Grylls attraction will be based at the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre (NEC), targeting the adventure-based experiences .... More>>
13 Dec 2017
Exclusive: Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer on tourism and the city becoming its own brand
Exclusive: Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer on tourism and the city becoming its own brand   Orlando’s mayor has spoken about the importance of tourism to the theme park capital’s economy, making the city its own brand with attractions feeding back into its economy. In an exclusive interview with Attractions Management, Buddy Dyer – who has been re-elected as mayor four times since 2003 – spoke .... More>>
12 Dec 2017
Huge waterpark to crown Malaysia's luxury mixed-use resort
Huge waterpark to crown Malaysia's luxury mixed-use resort   A long-awaited luxury mega-destination, Desaru Coast, is scheduled to open in Malaysia in 2018, boasting one of the world’s biggest waterparks. Work is nearing completion on Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark, which will have the region’s largest wave pool and 17 different slides and water rides, including a .... More>>
12 Dec 2017
World's largest planetarium opens in St Petersburg
World's largest planetarium opens in St Petersburg   A 150-year-old gas storage facility on St Petersburg’s Obvodny Canal has been transformed into a record-breaking planetarium. Called Planetarium No1, the attraction takes the crown as the world’s largest planetarium, with its 37m (121ft) dome outstripping the former record holder in Nagoya, Japan. Filling a .... More>>
12 Dec 2017
Exclusive: Australian market recovering, says Village Roadshow COO as operator addresses safety concerns
Exclusive: Australian market recovering, says Village Roadshow COO as operator addresses safety concerns   Following a year of turmoil for Australia’s theme park sector, the Gold Coast market is finally starting to show signs of recovery, according to Village Roadshow Theme Parks COO Bob White. In the wake of the Dreamworld tragedy in November 2016 – which claimed four lives when two rafts collided on the .... More>>
09 Dec 2017
Renovation work starts on Manhattan Beach's pier aquarium
Renovation work starts on Manhattan Beach's pier aquarium   A historic pier and aquarium on Manhattan Beach, California, is undergoing a major renovation after reaching its fundraising target. The Roundhouse Aquarium, which was built on the end of the 100-year-old iron pier, will benefit from a complete refurbishment, with the US$4m (£3m, €3.4m) project being led by .... More>>
08 Dec 2017
Coventry named UK City of Culture 2021
Coventry named UK City of Culture 2021   Coventry will be the next UK City of Culture, beating Stoke-on-Trent, Swansea, Sunderland and Paisley to the crown. The announcement last night (7 November) by minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism John Glen will provide a cultural and economic boost to the city. One of four shortlisted cities, plus the town .... More>>
08 Dec 2017
Public creativity crucial for cities, argues Urban Art Projects founder after Ai Weiwei collaboration in New York
Public creativity crucial for cities, argues Urban Art Projects founder after Ai Weiwei collaboration in New York   One of the team responsible for realising Ai Weiwei’s huge ‘security fence’ installations across New York has told CLADglobal the popularity of the project demonstrates why cities and developers would be “mad” not to commission creativity. Dan Tobin, the founder of international creative design and .... More>>
08 Dec 2017
Institute of Contemporary Art opens doors to new home in Miami
Institute of Contemporary Art opens doors to new home in Miami   The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) has been welcoming the first visitors to its new home this week, located in the heart of the burgeoning design district in Miami, Florida. The striking building, with a facade of metal triangles, was created by Spanish architecture firm Aranguren + Gallegos. To celebrate .... More>>
07 Dec 2017
BRC applies theme park design to Museum of the Bible
BRC applies theme park design to Museum of the Bible   Experience design firm BRC has taken the concept of a theme park attraction and placed it inside a museum setting at the new Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC. A US$500m (€424m, £374.5m) project, the 430,000sq ft (40,000sq m) museum, which opened on 17 November, has been created inside a former refrigerated .... More>>
07 Dec 2017
Exclusive: Anvio VR signs deals for new sites in US and Europe
Exclusive: Anvio VR signs deals for new sites in US and Europe   Russian virtual reality company Anvio VR has announced plans for a global expansion, starting in London this February, before rolling out its free-roam VR experience across Europe and North America. The Moscow-based startup set its sights on establishing multiple worldwide attractions earlier this year, with .... More>>
07 Dec 2017
Heatherwick Studio's intricate 'vertical public space' reaches full height in New York
Heatherwick Studio's intricate 'vertical public space' reaches full height in New York   Vessel – the sculptural urban landmark Heatherwick Studio have designed as the centrepiece for New York’s Hudson Yards development – topped out yesterday (6 December) after eight months of construction. The honeycomb-like structure, described by its creators as “one of the most complex pieces of steelwork ever .... More>>
06 Dec 2017
Allies and Morrison win competition to revive 18th century mansion gutted by fire
Allies and Morrison win competition to revive 18th century mansion gutted by fire   British conservation charity the National Trust has announced that architecture practice Allies and Morrison will reimagine and rebuild Surrey’s Clandon Park, a historic Palladian mansion gutted by a fire in 2015. The firm was selected ahead of five other rivals in an international design competition, organised .... More>>
06 Dec 2017
Hadrian’s Wall joins with Great Wall of China to boost tourism
Hadrian’s Wall joins with Great Wall of China to boost tourism   Hadrian’s Wall is teaming up with its much larger counterpart, The Great Wall of China, to encourage tourism and increase cultural understanding of the World Heritage Sites. Announced by John Glen, Britain’s minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, the agreement will see representatives of both sites examine .... More>>
06 Dec 2017
Potential Fox deal sees James Murdoch cast as contender to Disney throne
Potential Fox deal sees James Murdoch cast as contender to Disney throne   Fox boss James Murdoch has emerged as a contender to become the new CEO of Disney, following reports last week that Bob Chapek was the man to take the organisation forward. Disney is reportedly in negotiations for a US$60bn (€50.7bn, £44.8bn) takeover of Fox, with the company looking to acquire Fox’s movie .... More>>
06 Dec 2017
Eleven bid for England's £15m Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund
Eleven bid for England's £15m Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund   Eleven locations from across the north of England have bid for a share of £15m (US$20.1m, €17m) in funding designed to build a legacy from the Great Exhibition of the North. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) has received bids for the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund from all over .... More>>
05 Dec 2017
Bjarke Ingels Group unveil design for new type of sports and leisure district under one enormous roof
Bjarke Ingels Group unveil design for new type of sports and leisure district under one enormous roof   Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) have revealed their latest major US project – a sports and entertainment neighbourhood in Texas under a dramatic chequered roofscape. Ambitious plans for the 1.3 million sq ft (121,000sq m) East Austin District were announced today (5 December) by Austin Sports & Entertainment, founded .... More>>
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