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Oregon Coast Aquarium to build marine rehabilitation centre in $18m renovation

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is raising a targeted $18.2m (€16.5m, £14.4m) to remodel its facilities, improve its learning experience and build a marine rehabilitation centre. Although the facility is only one of three in the Pacific Northwest that is authorised to provide critical care to endangered marine wildlife, it is was not purpose-built. Instead, it's current rehab centre is housed in a repurposed warehouse. "The building is quite old and was originally built for retail storage, so we are working
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From Wellington Bombers to Formula 1, Mather & Co and Cube Design create the Silverstone Experience

The Silverstone Experience, a journey through the home of British motor racing, is to open in a refurbished WW2 RAF hangar later this month. The £20m (US$24.6m, €22.3m) development has taken seven years to bring to fruition and included the restoration of the 4,000sq m (13,100sq ft) hangar. Led by architect Jane Lock-Smith of Cube Design, the project required more work than was initially expected, with the hangar having to be stripped right back to its steel frame. Sally Reynolds,
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Macallan Distillery 'technically very impressive' says RSHP's Stephen Barrett

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) partner Stephen Barrett has praised the work carried out by his firm on the RIBA Stirling Prize-nominated Macallan Distillery, saying it is "technically very impressive". Although the project did not win the top honour at last night's awards ceremony, it was awarded the 2019 RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award earlier in the week – and not without good reason, according to Barrett. "I didn’t work on the project, but I know
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Ultra-accessible sports facility planned by wheelchair accessible theme park Morgan's Wonderland

Morgan's Wonderland, a completely wheelchair accessible theme park in San Antonio, Texas, has announced that it is to build a new "ultra-accessible" sports complex in the city, providing 8,000sq ft (2,440sq m) of covered space for wheelchair sports. Designed by Luna Middleman Architects, the US$3m (€2.7m, £2.45m) Morgan's Wonderland Sports complex will offer fitness and competition for athletes with different abilities. Facilities will include 8,000 sq ft (745sq m) of covered space for wheelchair sports, adaptable to include six tennis
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BIG's waste-to-energy ski slope opens in Copenhagen

This weekend saw the opening of Bjarke Ingels Group's (BIG) ski slope-topped waste-to-energy plant, CopenHill. The 41,000sq m (441,000sq ft) power plant in Copenhagen, also known as Amager Bakke, is said to be the cleanest in the world, incinerating waste and cleaning the smoke created to produce electricity for around 30,000 households and central heating for 72,000 households. Uniquely, though, it also features a variety of recreation and leisure facilities that extend its use beyond that of just city infrastructure.
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Eley Guild Hardy-designed Mississippi Aquarium to open in April 2020

The Mississippi Aquarium has announced an opening date of 30 April 2020. Designed by Eley Guild Hardy, it will be one of the largest aquariums in the US. Currently under construction in Gulfport, Mississippi, the US$93m (€85m, £75.7m) project will sit on a 5.8-acre (23,500sq m, 253,000sq ft) beachfront site. There will be 80,000sq ft (24,380sq m) of exhibits in total, connected by landscaped walkways with plantings representing all seven physiographic regions of Mississippi. Inside, a 30ft-long (9.1m) underwater tunnel
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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 slender white columns were inspired by indigenous bamboo forests

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teamLab’s first permanent museum will open in Toyko this summer

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Tokyo-based digital art collective is on a mission to change the way we interact with art
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Early attractions like Coney Island, Luna Park and Disneyland had immersive experiences

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 distillery allows visitors to learn about and witness the distilliation process

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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Jimmy Cauty’s incredibly detailed dystopian model village

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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