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Funding approved for LMN Architects-designed shark pavilion at Seattle Aquarium

Construction of a new pavilion at the Seattle Aquarium, designed by LMN Architects, looks set to go ahead after the city council approved a US$34m (€30.7m, £25.8m) contribution towards funding. Designs for the US$113m (€102m, £85.8m) 50,000sq ft (15,240sq m) Ocean Pavilion project were unveiled in 2017. It will see a 325,000-gallon (1.5-million-litre) martini glass-shaped tank built to house sharks, stingrays, and schooling and reef fish from the South Pacific's Coral Triangle area. A key aspect of the redevelopment will
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BarberMcMurry offer green-roofed, terracotta-screened and treehouse options for Knoxville Science Museum

BarberMcMurry Architects have released three concept designs for the US$100m (€90.2m, £75.9m) Knoxville Science Museum in Knoxville, Tennessee, that variously feature a green roof, a terracotta screen and a treehouse. The museum will occupy 150,000 sq ft (14,000 sq m) and will include indoor and outdoor dining areas, an event space, meeting and maker spaces, and will incorporate the three city garages surrounding the property. The firm was tasked with creating designs that incorporate green technology and offer views of
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Concept artwork revealed for "one of the most ambitious theme park projects ever in Europe"

London Resort Holdings Company (LRCH) has revealed concept artwork for the first phase of a planned 535ac (217ha) resort that has been described as "one of the most ambitious theme park projects ever in Europe". Set to be located in the UK town of Swanscombe, 20 minutes from London, The London Resort will consist of six lands: The High Street, The Studios, The Woods, The Kingdom, The Isles, The Jungle and The Starport. Guests will enter the resort via The
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South Korean theme park with five hotels and 18-hole golf course gets go-ahead

A long-proposed US$3.8bn (€3.4bn, £2.9bn) theme park at Hwaseong, 45km (30mi) from South Korea's capital Seoul, looks set to go ahead after the country's finance minister pledged the government's support. To be built by Shinsegae Property Consortium, the park will feature five hotels, an 18-hole golf course and three shopping malls. Reports suggest that huge Korean pop music (K-pop) and natural history areas will act as the centrepieces of the theme park. K-pop has gained massive traction around the world
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Hong Kong Museum of Art reopens after four-year facelift

The Hong Kong Museum of Art (HKMoA) reopened on 30 November after a renovation lasting more than four years, however, it was forced to close again temporarily due to its proximity to the ongoing protests in the city. The renovation work was carried out by Hong Kong's Architectural Services Department, which is responsible for the design and construction of many of the territory's public facilities. Exhibition space has been increased by around 40 per cent, from 7,000sq m (75,000sq ft)
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maison h unveil design for Beijing 2022's Winter Olympics Museum

maison h have unveiled designs for a Winter Olympics Museum to be built in the mountains north of Beijing in Chongli, China, that is aimed at building on the legacy of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and will form part of the 2022 Winter Olympics development. The museum is part of a broader project to revitalize the city centre by improving the quality of public space and connecting and adding programs in the area. The building is designed with sustainability
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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

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Staff were directed to look miserable and “dismal” at all times

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Kuma won the competition to design the V&A’s Dundee outpost in 2010

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The slender white columns were inspired by indigenous bamboo forests

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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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Onboard environments relate to Disney characters, films and themes – such as Pixie Hollow

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"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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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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