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Mather & Co-designed Gretna Green Experience opens to the public

A visitor attraction celebrating the history of the Scottish parish of Gretna Green – and its heritage as a destination for 'runaway marriages – has opened to the public. Gretna Green, located just inside Scotland on the border with England, first became famous for its weddings nearly 260 years ago, following the Clandestine Marriages Act 1753. The act prevented couples under the age of 21 from marrying in England or Wales without their parents' consent. In Scotland, a couple over
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Project to save last major bellfoundry which cast bells for St Paul's and Washington National Cathedral

A project to save the UK's last major bellfoundry has moved to the next stage, with the launch of a tender to find contractors for the redevelopment work. The Loughborough Bellfoundry was built in 1859 and has since ​​cast and sent 25,000 bells to more than 100 countries. Bells made at the foundry can be found at some of the world's most iconic buildings, including London’s St Paul’s Cathedral, the Washington National Cathedral in the US capital and the National
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World’s first living waterslides announced for Therme Manchester

Therme Manchester – the £250m indoor ‘next generation’ waterpark, thermal bathing and a wellbeing spa, opening in 2025 – will include the world's first "living waterslides". The waterslides are part of the resort's focus on biophilic design and will feature 3D-printed structures housing thousands of biodiverse plants. Thanks to their design, the slides will be made to look like tree trunks, with plants growing out of them. Due to its sustainable approach, the resort will have a major net gain
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Natural history museum planned for Abu Dhabi

A new natural history museum in Abu Dhabi will take visitors on a 13.8-billion-year journey through time and space. Called the Abu Dhabi Natural History Museum and set to open in 2025, the museum will be located on Saadiyat Island, in the Saadiyat Cultural District. The project was officially unveiled by Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office. A spokesperson for the Department of
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Controversial London music venue, MSG Sphere, gets full planning permission

The MSG Sphere, a controversial auditorium and music globe designed by Populous, has been given full planning permission by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC). If built, the Sphere would tower 90m above Stratford, London, and in addition to the auditorium, would include a nightclub, bars, restaurants, cafés, shops and parking. The sphere would boast the “largest and highest resolution LED screen in the world” – in the form of a “skin” of LED lights covering the outer surface It
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Clifford's Tower opens to the public after £5m redevelopment

Clifford’s Tower in York, considered one of England’s most important buildings, has opened to the public following a £5m redevelopment. The structure is all that remains of York Castle, which was built on the orders of William I and once dominated the former Viking city of Jórvík. While the landmark has played a crucial role in English history during its 800-year-old history, it had been pretty much an empty shell since it was gutted by a fire in 1684 when
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The park has now been dismantled and parts of it have been sent to a refugee camp in Calais to build shelters

Banksy’s Dismaland

"There was a huge amount to see at Dismaland, and I found the experience both enjoyable and unsettling."

It generated massive amounts of hype, as well as an estimated £20m for Weston- Super-Mare, but was Banksy’s Dismaland worth a visit? We found out
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Thousands of Californians were immersed in Jeff Hull’s alternate reality game, The Jejune Institute

Why immersion matters

"These places share the idea that the space is never a space in and of itself. It’s only a themed or immersive space when the visitor interacts with and completes it"

Immersion is vital in the leisure sectors. We look at the keys to immersing guests in a space
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The supertrees provide shade by day and come alive with lighting and projected media by night. Some of them feature photovoltaic cells and some act as air exhausts for the cooled conservatories

Interview: Paul Baker

"We hit on the idea quite early on that we would like to put a mountain inside the Cloud Forest Dome, because that's not something you do very often!"

The Wilkinson Eyre director on the challenges of designing Singapore’s award-winning cooled conservatories
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The décor at Disneyland Paris’ Bistrot Chez Rémy imitates the restaurant in Disney-Pixar’s film

Making a play

"Young kids want to try activities aimed at older children, but the older ones still enjoy the physical play aimed at the younger group"

Architects from Walt Disney Imagineering reveal the secrets of kid-centric design
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LED lights created the illusion of crystals in this installation in Toyko

Light fantastic

Tokyo-based digital art collective is on a mission to change the way we interact with art
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Kuma won the competition to design the V&A’s Dundee outpost in 2010

V&A Dundee

Has Kengo Kuma’s V&A Dundee been worth the wait?
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The columns will be backlit at night

Wuxi Show Theatre

The delicate beauty of one of China’s largest bamboo forests inspired the design of this dramatic theatre in the country’s southern Jiangsu province
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