Week's top news: Design Museum Awards, Thailand's tallest tower and Dubai's boat-shaped new opera house

by Kim Megson | 03 Sep 2016

Here are some of the most popular stories that appeared on CLAD this week, from a museum inspired by a kiln to a landmark opera house for Dubai.

• Hotel brand Wyndham Garden has launched a new global design prototype to help hospitality operators save money, improve efficiency and forge a closer connection to nature. Read here.

• The body in charge of organising Tokyo’s Olympic Games has admitted its decision to cancel Zaha Hadid Architects’ (ZHA) National Olympic Stadium design for a cheaper alternative has already cost it over US$650m in compensation payouts. Read here.

• China’s Wanda Group has signed an agreement to build “the world's first culture, tourism, sports and commerce super complex” as its rivalry with Disney escalates. Read here.

• Architecture studio Weston Williamson + Partners have triumphed in an international design competition to create a world-class Science City for Egypt. Read here.

• Manica Architecture have revisited their stadium design for National Football League (NFL) franchise Oakland Raiders, with the proposed location shifting from California to Nevada. Read here.

• Studio Pei-Zhu have designed a museum in China for, and inspired by, pottery. Read here.

• Diller Scofidio + Renfro have won a competition to create a 250 hectare eco-tourism hub for Haikou Bay in China’s Hainan province. Read here.

• Ma Yansong, Bjarke Ingels, Rem Koolhaas and Herzog and de Meuron are all in the running for the annual architecture prize awarded by London’s Design Museum. Read here.

• Spanish tenor Placido Domingo has opened the boat-shaped Dubai Opera House, with developer Emaar stating it will rival the Sydney Opera House for cultural impact. Read here.

• Australia’s Wave Park Group has proposed bringing one of its URBNSURF parks to Perth as a 4.5 hectare centrepiece for the city’s sports and recreation precinct. Read here.

• A new London exhibition is set to explore communal bathing culture through the work of contemporary architects and designers. Read here.

• German architect Ole Scheeren has completed one of his highest profile projects since leaving OMA and setting up his own studio: Thailand’s tallest building. Read here.

• A Japanese fabric manufacturer has teamed up with Kengo Kuma and Associates to demonstrate how carbon fibre curtains can protect buildings from earthquakes. Read here.

• Starwood Hotels has expanded its Latin American portfolio with the opening of the 119-bedroom W Punta de Mita in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit. Owned by Fideicomiso Los Veneros, the new hotel is part of the multi-use oceanfront development Los Veneros. Read here.

• Joyce Wang Studio have designed an atmospheric new restaurant in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, with charred walls and coppery furnishings evoking the head chef’s love of grill cooking. Read here.

• Culture, health and movement are the focus at MVRDV’s new community centre in Copenhagen, which encourages adults and children alike to enjoy a better quality of life through physical activity. Read here.

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Here are some of the most popular stories that appeared on CLAD this week, from a museum inspired by a kiln to a landmark opera house for Dubai. • Hotel brand Wyndham Garden has launched a new global design prototype to help hospitality operators save money, improve efficiency and forge a closer connection to nature. Read here. • The body in charge of organising Tokyo’s Olympic Games has admitted its
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