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Saudi Arabia offers US$133m in loans to create 50 new attractions

Saudi Arabia's General Entertainment Authority (GEA) has pledged to provide SAR500m (US$133m, €112m, £96m) worth of loans to companies, in order to create new attractions and entertainment projects in the country. GEA has signed a memorandum of understanding with the country's Social Development Bank (SDB), which will see soft financing opportunities being made available to investments that contribute towards the growth and sustainability of the Saudi attractions and entertainment sector and "increase its local content". The MoU outlines the collaboration
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Kengo Kuma-designed Hans Christian Andersen House opens in city of Odense

The new H.C. Andersen House, designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, has opened its doors to visitors in the Danish city of Odense. Dedicated to the life of the celebrated author – famous for his fairytales, such as the Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling – the US$62m visitor attraction consists of both indoor and outdoor spaces. The attraction is located on the site of Hans Christian Andersen’s childhood home in Odense, which first opened as
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Kanva completes CA$25m redesign of Montreal's 'living museum', the Biodome

Work has been completed on the redevelopment of Montreal's Biodome – a science museum which occupies the site of the former velodrome built for the 1976 Olympic Games. The Biodome allows visitors to walk through replicas of five ecosystems found in the Americas – a tropical rainforest, a maple forest, the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, a sub-Antarctic island environment, and the Labrador Coast. Biodome is one of four attractions located within the city's "museum district" – the other three being
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Hopkins Architects-designed wildlife sanctuary and visitor centre completed in Sharjah, UAE

Work has been completed on the Khor Kalba Turtle and Wildlife Sanctuary in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Commissioned by Sharjah’s Environmental Protected Areas Authority (EPAA) and situated on Kalba Creek, one of the most sensitive and biodiverse nature reserves in the Gulf, the complex comprises a cluster of rounded building forms, creating a sanctuary for rehabilitating turtles and nurturing endangered birds. Designed by Hopkins Architects, the sanctuary will also provide education and visitor facilities to increase environmental awareness and
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Berlin's new Exile Museum set for 2025 opening

A new museum telling the stories of the people exiled from Germany by the Nazi regime is set to open in Berlin in 2025. The Exile Museum will incorporate the ruins of the Anhalter Bahnhof railway station, which was used by people fleeing the country during World War II before it was bombed in 1943. The museum will include biographies of famous exiled Germans – including Albert Einstein and Thomas Mann – as well as ordinary people forced to flee
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Christian Lachel appointed chief creative officer at BRC Imagination Arts

Global design and production agency BRC Imagination Arts has appointed Christian Lachel as chief creative officer, taking over the role from BRC founder Bob Rogers. Previously vice president and executive creative director, Lachel first joined BRC in 1997. Since then, he has helped guide the company during a period of rapid GLOBAL growth, and has taken lead roles on projects including Destination Scotland (Johnnie Walker Princes St, Glenkinchie Distillery), Jameson Distillery Bow St, The Museum of Liverpool, NASA's Kennedy Space Center
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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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The pavilion is designed to encourage interaction and reflection. It’s the only building on the plaza

A Living Museum

"It’s extraordinary to take in the authenticity of the site, the enormity of the space, and begin to contemplate the narrative of the museum exhibit"

Behind the scenes of New York’s 9/11 Memorial Museum – a place of collective memory, learning and inclusion
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Renzo Piano’s elevated Centro Botín art museum

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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The underwater sculptures become a natural home to coral and reef fish, which change their appearance

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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Turrell's typical focus on light and space is central to the expansion designs

Interview: James Turrell and Morten Schmidt

"We will create an experience of real colour and energy"

Using colour and energy for their vast ARos Aarhus Art Museum installation
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Lucky dip

A renewed appreciation of the architectural merit of the UK’s historic pools are seeing many brought back to life. We take a look
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Precious objects linked to Stonehenge are on show for the first time

Interview: Completing the circle

We speak to the people behind Stonehenge's new visitor centre
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