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Origami-inspired 'AquaLagoon' opens at Disney and Center Parcs' nature village

The star attraction at Disney and Center Parcs’ new Villages Nature development outside Paris has been completed. The practice of French architect Jacques Ferrier have completed the 9,000sqm (96,875sq ft) AquaLagoon, which houses one of the largest indoor waterparks in Europe. The tiered pyramid structure contains wave pools, water slides and an active river alongside an open-air geothermal lagoon. Other attractions include an interactive farm, hanging gardens and adventure play areas. The building’s design was conceived as an origami sculpture
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21 Spaces complete 'playful' redesign of Dublin's historic Alex hotel

Interior design studio 21 Spaces have completed an extensive refurbishment of one of Dublin’s most established hotels, The Alex. The 105-room hotel dates from 1990 and played an important role in the growth of the city. It is situated in Merrion Square, adjacent to the former industrial area. These historical references have been evoked in the new renovation, which has “playful and informal” bespoke design and detailing throughout. Floor tiles and stained glass panels reference local building designs, while a
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Zaha Hadid Architects' sculptural Morpheus hotel opens in Macau on Friday

Zaha Hadid Architects’ (ZHA) hotly-anticipated flagship hotel for the City of Dreams resort in Macau will open tomorrow (15 June). Conceived as an “urban window connecting the hotel’s interior communal spaces with the city”, Morpheus is notable for the series of sculptural voids carved through its centre – inspired by the fluid forms within China’s rich traditions of jade carving. Linked at ground level with the surrounding three-storey podium of the City of Dreams resort, the Morpheus houses 770 guest
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MKV winns HD’s Wellness Award for design of Bürgenstock’s Alpine Spa

MKV Design, the principal designer in the reinvention of Switzerland’s Bürgenstock Resort, has been recognised by Hospitality Design as winner in the wellness category for its design of Bürgenstock’s Alpine Spa. Perched on the mountainside 450 metres above Lake Lucerne, the 10,000sq m, three-level spa was a key element in the recreation of Bürgenstock Resort. The main challenge for the designers was how to make such a large spa feel intimate. “The question we asked ourselves was how to strike
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Alvar Aalto's acclaimed Paimio Sanatorium heritage site up for sale

A former tuberculosis sanatorium designed by the iconic Finnish architect Alvar Aalto has gone up for sale. The clean-lined Paimio Sanatorium, completed in 1933 in a large woodland site 30 km (18 miles) east of Turku, Finland, brought Aalto international recognition and put Finland on the international map of modern architecture. The Functionalist building has been nominated to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site and attracts thousands of Aalto enthusiasts every year. It is now owned by Turku University Hospital,
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WOW Architects inspired by natural forms for remote resort in the Maldives

Hospitality architects working in ecologically sensitive parts of the world have a responsibility to ensure their projects are sustainable, even after building work has completed, Wong Chiu Man has told CLADglobal. “Guests increasingly seek out the special and the meaningful, and they are drawn to remote places with the potential to host unique leisure spaces,” said the WOW Architects founder. “The question and responsibility facing hoteliers and designers is how to access these places, and how to build responsibly there.”
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There are five components to any good restaurant: achieving three is usually enough for success

Setting the stage

"Few other places, aside from actual sacred spaces, can achieve the level of impact and power that restaurants can"

We look at the theatre in restaurant design and some enduring projects from the New York scene
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Six Senses was founded in 1995

Interview: Craig Cogut

Craig Cogut founded Pegasus in 1996 and serves as chair and president

"Urban retreats are hard to find. There’s a segment of guests who’d welcome Six Senses hotels in urban locations"

Three years after Pegasus Capital bought Six Senses, how close is the private equity firm to realising its goals for its first spa and hospitality investment? Pegasus’ founder Craig Cogut tells us what’s been achieved and what comes next
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Guests arrive at the resort by boat

Interview: A sense of place

Matteo Thun

"To transform a state-protected island into a luxury resort and park meant looking for new solutions while respecting nature and history"

The Isola delle Rose has a rich history and an enviable location. Matteo Thun knew he had to capitalise on both with the design of the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa
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 The interior design is fun and eclectic, with bold patterns and prints.

Interview: Tim and Kit Kemp

"This project creates a village feel where everybody feels included"

Kit and Tim Kemp open Ham Yard Hotel
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Charpente Concept created the wooden structure, which was lifted into place in year two of the build

Aiming high

"Heat and oxygen levels are adjusted by sensors in response to the number of people inside and their body temperature"

Designing a climbers’ refuge on Mont Blanc was anything but straightforward, but for Groupe H’s Nikolai Bersenev the challenges were what made the project so memorable
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Animated Forest

Into the wild

The legend-inspired cabins popping up across Wales
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The club features two studios for boxing, with a range of classes developed by George Foreman III

Fit for anything

DMAC’s Dwayne MacEwen

"The hotel concept came late in the game, but it was an inspired idea"

The newly renovated Chicago Midtown Athletic Club features a boutique hotel, a pool-come-ice rink and spaces designed by Venus Williams
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