Week's top news: A rainforest on a tower, Philippe Starck's wellness hub and an auction to remember at the Four Seasons restaurant

by Kim Megson | 30 Jul 2016

Here are some of the most popular stories that appeared on CLAD this week, from a hip hop museum to rainforest built on a tower in Dubai.

• Studio MMK will design Seoul’s music-led ‘Dream Island’ complex after winning an international architecture competition. Read here.

• Dubai’s planned safari park will feature misting machines, cool-water pools and air conditioned rocks to keep the animals cool. Read here.

• Designs have been unveiled for the proposed Universal Hip Hop Museum in the Bronx. Read here.

• Philippe Starck has revealed a new leisure concept in Paris centred around wellness and healthy living. Read here.

• The first venue within Hong Kong’s emerging West Kowloon Cultural District has been completed on time and on budget. Read here.

• A social club founded by Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood for London’s high society has been redesigned as a Mediterranean hub of health and wellness. Read here.

• The iconic interiors of the Four Seasons restaurant in New York have been dismantled forever after a controversial auction. Read here.

• New images have revealed how the cultural attractions planned for London’s Olympicopolis scheme will look. Read here.

• A 75,000sq ft (7,000sq m) rainforest will be situated halfway up a tower in Dubai. Read here.

• Stanton Williams and Asif Khan have triumphed in the competition to design the Museum of London’s new home. Read here.

• The Welsh Government is funding a masterplan for a multi-million pound wellness village in South Wales. Read here.

• Barack and Michelle Obama have chosen Chicago's historic Jackson Park as the site for the Obama Presidential Center. Read here.

• Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville are developing a leisure-heavy mixed-use scheme in Manchester with architecture studio Make. Read here.

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Here are some of the most popular stories that appeared on CLAD this week, from a hip hop museum to rainforest built on a tower in Dubai. • Studio MMK will design Seoul’s music-led ‘Dream Island’ complex after winning an international architecture competition. Read here. • Dubai’s planned safari park will feature misting machines, cool-water pools and air conditioned rocks to keep the animals cool. Read here. • Designs have
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