Week's top news: Museums for Prince and Elvis, the world's highest Ferris wheel and an 'empathy pavilion' for Dubai

Here are some of the most popular stories that appeared on CLAD this week, from the world's tallest Ferris wheel to a high-profile planning application hampered by bats.


• The world's tallest observation wheel is taking shape on Dubai’s Bluewaters Island. Read here.

• Architects Höweler + Yoon have proposed an interactive ‘Living Lab’ for the Dubai 2020 Expo to explore human empathy. Read here.

• A pop-up preview of James Corner Field Operations’ Miami Underline has opened to showcase the vision for the 10 mile linear park. Read here.

• Construction has begun on a 200,000sq ft (18,600sq m) entertainment complex devoted to Elvis Presley in Graceland. Read here.


• Work is nearing completion on a new Four Seasons hotel sat Japan’s ancient imperial capital Kyoto.Read here.

• The Scottish Borders Council has unveiled a museum design for two-time Formula One world champion Jim Clark. Read here.

• Remote heritage sites may one day be served by ‘satellite’ visitor centres, following in the footsteps of a hub for a remote Scottish archipelago.Read here.


• One day in the not-too distant future, glass windows may be replaced by transparent wood. Read here.

• Exhibition designers Casson Mann have designed a story-filled restaurant for five-star London hotel One Aldwych. Read here.

• Ground has been broken on a Will Ferrell-backed stadium being built for future Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise Los Angeles FC. Read here.

• Hotel, train and river-cruise operator Belmond is set to launch “Ireland’s first luxury rail experience”. Read here.


• A new museum and memorial in Montgomery, Alabama has been designed to confront America’s history of slavery. Read here.

• The annual Build Earth Live ideas competition – which challenges teams to create a design in just 48 hours – wants designers to envision a Hyperloop network for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Read here.

• Hospitality group Taj Safaris has opened its first lodge outside of India; a traditionally designed retreat within a Nepalese national park. Read here.


• Six months on from his death, a museum dedicated to music legend Prince will soon open at his Paisley Park home and recording complex. Read here.

• The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, is one step closer to a US$49m (€43.4m, £37.2m) facility expansion. Read here.

• Chelsea Football Club’s plans to build one of the largest stadiums in England have hit a stumbling block – the local population of endangered bats. Read here.

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Here are some of the most popular stories that appeared on CLAD this week, from the world's tallest Ferris wheel to a high-profile planning application hampered by bats. Monday • The world's tallest observation wheel is taking shape on Dubai’s Bluewaters Island. Read here. • Architects Höweler + Yoon have proposed an interactive ‘Living Lab’ for the Dubai 2020 Expo to explore human empathy. Read here. • A pop-up preview
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