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Museum devoted to the history of the US Army opens its doors

A museum telling the story of the US Army has opened in close to Newington, close to Washington, D.C. The National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA) is the first to outline the rich heritage of the oldest branch of the United States military had has been designed to serve as a center of education and as the Army’s symbolic "front door". Rather than focusing on battles or wars, the content will centre on the individual soldier by walking
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BRC Imagination Arts completes new Glenkinchie Distillery brand home for Diageo as part of cycle of Scottish whisky attractions

LA-based experience design studio, BRC Imagination Arts, is the creative force behind the new Glenkinchie Distillery attraction, which has opened today (29 October 2020) near Edinburgh, Scotland. The single malt distillery is located in East Lothian, a region known for its produce and has undergone a major transformation of its visitor attraction as part of a wider £185m investment by owner, Diageo. Glenkinchie will be known as the ‘Lowland Home of Johnnie Walker’ and is the first of four distillery
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First look: Contreras Earl Architecture creates Living Coral Biobank for the Great Barrier Reef Legacy

Designs have been revealed for the world’s first dedicated coral conservation facility, to be located at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia. Designed by Australian architects Contreras Earl Architecture, in partnership with Arup and Werner Sobek for the Great Barrier Reef Legacy, The Living Coral Biobank aims to secure the long-term future and biodiversity of corals worldwide. The 6,830sq m multi-function centre will have exhibition areas, an auditorium and classrooms, as well as advanced research and
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Heatherwick Studio reveals plans for 'The Cove' on San Francisco waterfront

A new waterfront destination in San Francisco, US, would transform the city's South Beach neighbourhood. Designed by Heatherwick Studio, the project – called The Cove – would be developed on the site of three former piers which were destroyed in 1984. The Cove is based around a dramatic five-acre public park and has been designed to provide a new hub of activity for the city. The horseshoe-shaped building includes modular, shed-like structures that stretch out over the water. "The Cove
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Warner Bros. to open Harry Potter studio attraction in Japan

Warner Bros. has revealed plans to develop a Harry Potter studio tour attraction in Japanese capital Tokyo. To be located on the grounds of the Toshimaen Amusement Park in the city's Nerima ward, the attraction will become the second Harry Potter studio site, following the opening of the inaugural Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, UK. Since its launch in 2012, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter has welcomed more than 14 million visitors Set
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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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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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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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Banksy’s Immigrants on a Boat

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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The touring Jurassic World exhibition plunges guests into the world of the film franchise

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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Alice Davis

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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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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