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SEVEN to open world’s first indoor Discovery Adventures centres in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Entertainment Ventures (SEVEN) has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Warner Bros. Discovery to bring purpose-built indoor adventures centres to the Kingdom. The new Discovery Adventures centres will integrate Discovery’s media content and will be designed to enable young people to "be entertained and gain informed insights with educational value". SEVEN, a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF), has a goal of transforming the entertainment landscape of the country. Last year, the company revealed separate
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SEVEN to invest US$13bn in developing entertainment destinations across Saudi Arabia

Saudi Entertainment Ventures (SEVEN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Kingdom's Public Investment Fund (PIF), is to invest SAR50bn (US$13.3bn) to develop 21 integrated entertainment destinations across 14 cities in Saudi Arabia. Developed in partnership with a range of international brands, the destinations are set to feature more than 150 "innovative attractions". SEVEN has so far signed deals with Warner Bros., Discovery, Clip ‘n Climb and toy giants Mattel (for its Hot Wheels brand) and Hasbro (for its Transformers and Play-Doh
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Floating Salmon Eye visitor attraction by Kvorning Design highlights sustainable aquaculture

A new floating visitor center and art installation is showcasing aquaculture, informing the world on how to better feed the planet with sustainable seafood. Called Salmon Eye, the aquaculture centre is located in Norway’s Hardangerfjord, just outside the town of Rosendal. Created by Kvorning Design, the project was conceived and financed by Sondre Eide, the CEO of third-generation salmon farming business Eide Fjordbruk. A world-class visitor and learning center, Salmon Eye aims to highlight the impact of aquaculture and its
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Nohlab's 'Everything' installation among Noor Riyadh festival highlights

An immersive audiovisual experience that "observes everything as it is" was a among the highlights of this year's Noor Riyadh festival in Saudi Arabia. Created by design studio Nohlabs, the installation – called Everything – is true to its name and questions everything in existence by suggesting new possibilities for them. Offering visitors the opportunity to observe the elements that construct their everyday lives, the experience ascribes new meanings to things, providing a new way to grasp how the vast
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Bob Iger's return to Disney sparks major restructuring focused on creativity and storytelling

Disney is set to undergo a "major restructuring" following the shock return of CEO Bob Iger. Iger, who steered Disney as CEO from 2005 until 2020 – when his contract expired – returned to the entertainment giant recently. His return follows the exit of Bob Chapek, who took over as Disney CEO from Iger in February 2020 – just as the COVID-19 pandemic began hitting the entertainment and visitor attraction industry hard. The Financial Times is reporting that Disney had already
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Digital art installation in Nanjing helps the public keep an eye on exoplanets

A permanent public art sculpture allows the public to observe the galaxy's exoplanets – which human life could potentially exist on. Data Gate is the brainchild of creative media studio, Ouchhh, and is comprised of 360 LED installations. Commissioned by the Chinese Government and located in Nanjing, the installation utilises NASA's Kepler data sets to create AI-driven content. Weighing 15 tons, the sculpture was created in collaboration with Dawn Gelino, an astrophysicist at NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, California, US. Ouchhh's
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Natural History Museum of Utah by Todd Schliemann

Interview: Stargazing

"We want this museum to be modern while at the same time referencing China’s strong history in astronomy"

Ennead partner Thomas Wong tells us how he looked to the skies for inspiration for the winning Shanghai Planetarium design
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The museum’s bright canopies were inspired by the tin roofs and colourful buildings of the area, as well as Panama’s spectacular wildlife

Biomuseo

A year on from the opening of Frank Gehry’s museum of biodiversity in Panama, we speak to the people who made it happen
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The twist

Crossing the line

These museums double as bridges and bring art to the lives of ordinary commuters
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Concept for the Beauvais Theatre project which didn’t proceed

Interview: Moreau Kusunoki

Nicolas Moreau & Hiroko Kusunoki

"With big projects like this one, there’s always going to be controversy. Of course people are concerned"

The shock winners of the competition to design the Guggenheim Helsinki have kept a low profile – until now. Magali Robathan goes to Paris to meet them
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The sculptures are designed to 
last for hundreds of years, so have to be very well built

Interview: Sea view

"I want people to have more respect for all the amazing things happening underneath our oceans"

Jason deCaires Taylor has combined his love of art and ecology to create two amazing underwater museums
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A new home

The team behind the Design Museum’s new London home describe a unique partnership
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Visitors can ascend the building via a network of exterior walkways and staircases

Centro Botín

"It will become one of the centres of reference for art in Europe - Inigo Sáenz de Miera, Botín Foundation"

Renzo Piano’s Santander art museum
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