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HBG Design behind Michigan’s six-storey Aquadome inspired by the sun’s path across the sky

Hospitality and entertainment design firm HBG Design is helming the design of Michigan's new Gun Lake Casino Resort Aquadome – a glass-roofed, climate-controlled, indoor landscaped pool and event centre atrium environment. The six-storey, 32,000sq ft Aquadome is part of a US$300m (£259.1m, €298.4m) site-wide overhaul of the casino. The investment is also funding the construction of a 252-room hotel and further entertainment amenities. “The Aquadome is sure to become a must-see feature,” said Paul Bell, AIA, principal at HBG Design.
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Seventh International Museum Construction Congress to be held in Norway this year

The International Museum Construction Congress (IMCC) will take place in the Norwegian capital city, Oslo, from 6 to 8 November 2022. Now in its seventh edition, the three-day IMCC is designed for international museum leaders, architects, project managers, museum leaders and any other professionals involved in the construction, renovation and expansion of museums. The planning committee for this year's event is chaired by Göran Joryd, project manager for the new Museum of the Viking Age. The committee includes Sonja Abracen,
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The 'world's most anticipated museum' to finally open this year

The Grand Egyptian Museum is set to finally open its doors after a design and construction project which has taken more than 20 years to complete. Touted as the world's most anticipated museum – thanks to both its unique design and the treasures it will house – the attraction was first announced to the world in 2001. A design competition in 2002 received more than 1,500 entries, from which Heneghan Peng Architects were selected for the development in 2003. After
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David Adjaye and Ralph Appelbaum selected for £57m International Slavery Museum and Maritime Museum project

Adjaye Associates and Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA) have been named as the preferred bidders to lead the design of a £57m redevelopment of the International Slavery Museum and Maritime Museum in Liverpool, UK. National Museums Liverpool (NML) picked the two design firms for the project which will see the Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building become a prominent new entrance to the International Slavery Museum. According to NML, the work will create not only improved visitor orientation and a "more
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Swedish architects Wingårdhs create year-round resort with waterpark and hotel for Liseberg

Liseberg theme park in Sweden has confirmed the opening date for its new Grand Curiosa hotel. A highly themed family hotel, the Grand Curiosa will have 457 family rooms, a restaurant with a fully functional merry-go-round from 1923, and a rooftop bistro with a view of the park and several bars. The theming has been inspired by the history of its home city, Gothenburg, and the West Swedish East India Trading Company – combined with Liseberg's own unique DNA. The
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Juneteenth Museum by Bjarke Ingels Group has been designed to inspire spiritual uplift

Detailed plans have been revealed for the National Juneteenth Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, US. Designed by architects Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), the 50,000sq ft visitor attraction will anchor a larger mixed-use development on the Historic Southside of Fort Worth. It will explore the events of June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger issued Order No. 3, in essence declaring that “all slaves are free” in the state of Texas. His actions took place months before the 13th Amendment
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The Scottish Design Galleries feature around 300 exhibits telling the story of Scottish design

V&A Dundee

Has Kengo Kuma’s V&A Dundee been worth the wait?
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Gardens by the Bay is a key part of the government's vision to create a 'city in a garden'

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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Shadi Alzaqzouq’s After Washing No 3

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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Toshiyuki Inoko founded teamLab with a group of friends in 2001

Light fantastic

Tokyo-based digital art collective is on a mission to change the way we interact with art
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The slender white columns were inspired by indigenous bamboo forests

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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Disney Cruise Line ships are designed so that every family member can enjoy the experience, no matter what age they are

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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Bombay Sapphire commissioned the creation of the company’s first dedicated distillery

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

"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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Christie laser projectors power new Five Senses Bubble dome theatre
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