Top news this week: Governors Island revamped, TRIB3 launches mobile gyms and Patrik Schumacher discusses Brexit

Here are some of the most popular stories that appeared on CLAD this week, from an apple-inspired spa to an architectural addition to Unesco’s World Heritage list.


• Renzo Piano has released re-worked designs for his ‘Paddington Pole’ mixed-use development in London. Read here.

• A contractor has been appointed to build a multi-level indoor Urban Sports Park for skaters in Folkestone, UK. Read here.

• Two architecture competitions have been launched to design ambitious new cultural facilities in Shenzhen, China. Read here.


• Architecture firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) have unveiled a long-term masterplan for the heart of Philadelphia. Read here.

• Landscape architects West 8 have transformed Governors Island in New York into a landscaped tourist destination. Read here.

• Unesco has recognised the work of Swiss architect Le Corbusier by adding 17 of his buildings to the World Heritage list. Read here.


• Starwood Hotels & Resorts will debut its W Hotels brand in Scotland at Jestico + Whiles’ 12-storey ‘ribbon’ building in Edinburgh. Read here.

• Bootcamp fitness studio operator TRIB3 has launched a mobile gym concept in shipping containers. Read here.

• MVRDV have revealed their gold-tinged design for the Paradise City entertainment plaza in Seoul. Read here.

• Patrik Schumacher tells CLAD the UK should use Brexit as an opportunity to create an immigration policy which stimulates its creative industries. Read here.


• Italian collective the Network of Architecture have completed their apple-inspired spa and wellness centre in Italy’s Passiria Valley. Read here.

• A disused ice rink in Germany Is being rebuilt with a unique twisting roof structure. Read here.

• Will reality television star and socialite Paris Hilton open her own luxury hotel chain? Read here.


• Dramatic new drone footage showcases Herzog and de Meuron’s stunning Hamburg Elbe Philharmonic building. Read here.

• The 2016 ArchiKids Festival begins returns this weekend to engage children with architecture and design. Read here.

• AndArchitects’ Olympic handball arena will be dismantled after next month’s Games and recycled as four schools. Read here.

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Here are some of the most popular stories that appeared on CLAD this week, from an apple-inspired spa to an architectural addition to Unesco’s World Heritage list. Monday • Renzo Piano has released re-worked designs for his ‘Paddington Pole’ mixed-use development in London. Read here. • A contractor has been appointed to build a multi-level indoor Urban Sports Park for skaters in Folkestone, UK. Read here. • Two architecture competitions
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