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Christian Lachel appointed chief creative officer at BRC Imagination Arts

Global design and production agency BRC Imagination Arts has appointed Christian Lachel as chief creative officer, taking over the role from BRC founder Bob Rogers. Previously vice president and executive creative director, Lachel first joined BRC in 1997. Since then, he has helped guide the company during a period of rapid GLOBAL growth, and has taken lead roles on projects including Destination Scotland (Johnnie Walker Princes St, Glenkinchie Distillery), Jameson Distillery Bow St, The Museum of Liverpool, NASA's Kennedy Space Center
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Design Museum Everywhere launches diversity training programme

Non profit, 'nomadic' Boston-based museum Design Museum Everywhere has launched its Diversity in Action three month training programme designed to promote diversity, equity and inclusion within the design industry. Led by Diana Navarrete-Rackauckas, Design Museum’s director of learning and interpretation, Diversity in Action was created for design professionals across the industry, and aims to provide the tools to examine their work and designs through an equity lens. Over the course of three months, participants join in two half-day virtual sessions
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Coventry's former IKEA building slated to become arts and cultural centre of international importance

Coventry, the UK City of Culture in 2021, wants to seize a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create an arts hub to establish the city as an international destination for culture. Coventry City Council (CCC) has revealed multi-million pound plans to transform the IKEA building in the city into a visitor attraction showcasing some of the UK's greatest works of art. The new national Collections Centre would be created through a partnership between CCC, Arts Council England's Arts Council Collection, Culture Coventry
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Bjarke Ingels, Jean Nouvel and Kengo Kuma named as three finalist for Shenzhen Opera House project

The architectural competition to decide the designer of the planned Shenzhen Opera House has reached the closing stages, with three high-profile practices being selected as finalists. Those making it to the final list are Jean Nouvel Ateliers, Bjarke Ingels Group, working with Beijing Institute of Architectural Design, and Kengo Kuma and Associates, working with Shenzhen University Institute of Architectural Design. The opera house project is being driven by the local government of Shenzhen, including the Bureau of Planning and Natural
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Cox Architecture creates dramatic, flowing theatre for Sydney

Cox Architecture 's Sydney Coliseum Theatre combines a flowing form with a restrained palette of materials to create a beautiful and dramatic new cultural hub. Located in the Rooty Hill area of Western Sydney, the design for the facility was based on the concept of transcendence, with the aim of creating a journey from the outside world into the "the magic of performance". The 8000sq m (86,000sq ft) multi-mode venue features 2,000 seats, three foyers, seven bars and a bespoke
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Expo 2020 Dubai likely to be postponed until 2021

Expo 2020 Dubai has announced that it will likely be postponed by a year as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Representatives of the event have been working in consultation with key UAE and international stakeholders, as well as the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the governing body for World Expos, to ascertain the impact of the coronavirus and determine whether or not to go ahead as planned. A proposal made by the Steering Committee, supported by Expo 2020, on
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Visitors walk through the museum via two ramps that spiral down around a central atrium

Interview: Dutch master: UNStudio’s Ben van Berkel

Ben van Berkel

"Making buildings more healthy is definitely the future"

UNStudio’s Ben van Berkel shares what he’s learned from projects including the Mercedes- Benz Museum and the Theatre de Stoep
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Visitors get the chance to sample the botanics

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"Thomas Heatherwick has a long relationship with Bombay Sapphire"

With a long-standing relationship, Thomas Heatherwick and Bombay Sapphire had a shared vision for the gin maker’s new attraction. We find out how they worked together to create this unique project
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The 20m-high shaded garden will be open to all

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

"Thomas Heatherwick has a long relationship with Bombay Sapphire"

Faced with a complex and challenging site, Bombay Sapphire and Thomas Heatherwick Studio had to work closely on the gin maker’s new distillery. Alice Davis finds out how their relationship helped this unique project take shape.
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Interview: Dutch master: UNStudio’s Ben van Berkel

Ben van Berkel

"Making buildings more healthy is definitely the future"

UNStudio co-founder Ben van Berkel talks about healthy buildings, theatre design and his fascination with art and commerce. Alice Davis reports
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