Week's top news: Snøhetta's hotel among the trees, Grimshaw's Dubai Expo pavilion and the latest on Populous' White Hart Lane

Here are some of the stories that appeared on CLAD this week, from Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium to an interview with the architect behind the Building of the Year.

Monday

• The British Film Institute (BFI) has confirmed Thailand’s PACE Development Corporation is its preferred bidder to fund its planned International Centre for Film, TV and the Moving Image on London’s South Bank. Read here.

• Developers around the world are increasingly looking to the skies, with more buildings over 200m (656ft) completed in 2016 than in any other year. Read here.

• Robert Konieczny, principal of Polish architecture studio KWK Promes, has described how he won the World Architecture Festival’s 2016 Building of the Year prize. Read here.

Tuesday

• New York design studio Snarkitecture have once again revived The Beach, their popular installation involving an indoor seaside experience and an ocean of plastic balls.Read here.

• Work is progressing on a US$7.2m (€6.8m, £6m) upgrade to Jamaica’s Appleton Estate Rum Tour, with Jack Rouse Associates completely redeveloping the historic brand’s visitor experience. Read here.

Wednesday

• Norwegian architecture studio Snøhetta have designed a new addition to Sweden’s famous Treehotel, providing a unique perspective of the Northern Lights from a forest canopy. Read here.

• International architecture studio OMA have designed the Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville in Caen, France. Read here.

• Organisers of the Los Angeles Olympic bid for 2024 say that only existing, already planned, or temporary venues will be used should they be successful. Read here.

• Design studio Brut Deluxe has unveiled a unique light-filled labyrinth, with the immersive light installation part of the Luneng Sanya Bay Light and Art Festival in Hainan, China. Read here.

Thursday

• The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the first Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant outside of the Americas will open in the first quarter of 2017, featuring “a house within a hotel” for private groups. Read here.

• The Mandai nature and wildlife park planned for an area near Singapore Zoo has kicked off the development phase with a “ground-seeding ceremony” and revealed fresh details about the project. Read here.

• The foundation stone has been laid for the “world’s biggest cricket stadium” in the city of Ahmedabad, India. Read here.

Friday

• Architecture studio Grimshaw have revealed more details and images of their Sustainability Pavilion for the Dubai 2020 Expo. Read here.

• The architect masterminding a new home for English football team Tottenham Hotspur has lifted the lid on how the stadium will create an important hub for the local community. Read here.

• Copenhagen architects EFFEKT have won planning permission to build a 45m (147.6ft) spiralling observation tower in a preserved Danish forest. Read here.

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Here are some of the stories that appeared on CLAD this week, from Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium to an interview with the architect behind the Building of the Year. Monday • The British Film Institute (BFI) has confirmed Thailand’s PACE Development Corporation is its preferred bidder to fund its planned International Centre for Film, TV and the Moving Image on London’s South Bank. Read here. • Developers around the world
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