Week's top news: Icebergs in Washington, a floating hotel in Paris and a full-sized Noah's Ark in Kentucky

by Kim Megson | 09 Jul 2016

Here are some of the most popular stories that appeared on CLAD this week

Monday

Zaha Hadid Architects and Glenn Howells Architects were named as the final two contenders in the competition to design an eco-friendly stadium for Forest Green Rovers FC. Read here.

Danish architecture firm Kvorning Design & Communication will design a Secrets of the Sea exhibition at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, centred around a whirlpool. Read here.

The longlist to design the Museum of 20th Century Art in Berlin was announced, featuring some big names. Read here.

The principal of Canadian studio RAW Design told CLAD how adaptable architecture and temporary installations can change cities for the better. Read here.

Tuesday

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) revealed the architects and buildings in contention for awards glory at this year’s event in Berlin. Read here.

Dubai investment firm Najibi Group unveiled plans for a multi-million dollar “active lifestyle” destination in Queensland, Australia. Read here.

The European Prize for Urban Public Space 2016 was awarded to two joint leisure winners. Read here.

Construction began on Foster + Partners’ high profile transformation of one of Stockholm’s oldest locks. Read here.

Wednesday

AECOM principal Ashley Scott told CLAD how the firm have embraced natural elements to improve their spa designs. Read here.

A unique museum dedicated to a single bronze statue of Apoxyomenos opened its doors on the Croatian island of Lošinj. Read here.

South Africa’s Verde Hotels group was chosen to develop one of Africa’s most environmentally-friendly hotels. Read here.

ICEBERGS, James Corner’s huge installation for the National Building Museum in Washington D.C., opened to the public this week. Read here.

Thursday

A floating hotel and bar has opened on the River Seine in Paris. Read here.

Marina One, the jungle-infused Singapore tower scheme designed by Ingenhoven Architects, has topped out. Read here.

The Geffrye Museum of the Home received planning permission for a significant expansion and renovation. Read here.

A full-size authentic replica of Noah’s Ark opened to the public in a biblical Kentucky amusement park. Read here.

Friday

A 3D-printed restaurant serving 3D-printed food is coming to London. Read here.

JW Marriott has reopened London’s historic Grosvenor House after an extensive revamp by The Gallery HBA. Read here.

The latest masterplan has been revealed for London’s huge Old Oak and Park Royal Common development. Read here.

The International WELL Building Institute has named US Green Building Council CEO Rick Fedrizzi as its new CEO. Read here.

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Here are some of the most popular stories that appeared on CLAD this week Monday Zaha Hadid Architects and Glenn Howells Architects were named as the final two contenders in the competition to design an eco-friendly stadium for Forest Green Rovers FC. Read here. Danish architecture firm Kvorning Design & Communication will design a Secrets of the Sea exhibition at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, centred around a whirlpool. Read here.
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