Week's top news: Bjarke Ingels' LEGO House takes shape, two Oscar Niemeyer icons restored and robot bricklayers build in Shanghai

Here are some of the stories that appeared on CLAD this week, from Bjarke Ingels’ LEGO House to the return of the world's biggest property fair.

Monday

• Asia’s best designed hotels have been celebrated at an awards ceremony held in Singapore. Read here.

• Alberto Rolla, one of the architects behind the recently-constructed Juventus Stadium, has designed a 40,000-capacity venue for Serie A rival Fiorentina. Read here.

• International design studio KCAP Architects & Planners have won an international competition to redevelop Seoul’s Sewoon District 4. Read here.

• An abandoned Brazilian palace designed by iconic late architect Oscar Niemeyer is to finally see the light of day, with hotel group Oetker Collection opening the building as their first property in the Americas. Read here.

Tuesday

• Danish toymaker the LEGO Group has revealed new photographs, renderings and an aerial drone video of its forthcoming Bjarke Ingels-designed brand museum. Read here.

• Construction on a number of major new attractions in Shanghai will begin before the year is out, according to city officials. Read here.

Wednesday

• The wealthy owner of one of the world’s largest logistics companies is preparing to open a luxurious new Hamburg hotel, designed to promote the city’s image. Read here.

• Architects, designers, investors, developers and politicians from across the world descended on Cannes for MIPIM – the world’s largest property market. Read here.

• The winners of the 2017 Architectural Review MIPIM Future Projects Awards have been announced, with this year’s prizes going to projects from eight countries across 11 categories. Read here.

• A crack team of robots have comprehensively renovated a community art gallery in Shanghai, predominantly using recycled bricks. Read here.

• The James Beard Foundation has released the list of nominees who may taste glory at its 2017 Restaurant Design Awards on 25 April. Read here.

Thursday

• The drive to make Abu Dhabi's Yas Island one of the world’s top leisure and entertainment destination continues with the under-construction CLYMB, a futuristic building that will hold a supersized flight chamber and climbing wall. Read here.

• Situated in an iconic building originally designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and recognised as a national heritage site, the flagship Gran Melia Nacional Rio De Janeiro is now open. Read here.

• David Chipperfield Architects have been invited to develop design proposals for an extension to Russia’s historic Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre, seven years after they won an international competition to refurbish and extend the building. Read here.

• Concrete – a multi-functional cultural space designed by OMA for Dubai’s Alserkal Avenue – has officially opened. Read here.

Friday

• Landscape architecture studio James Corner Field Operations have been appointed to “restore, reimagine and revitalise” a one-mile stretch of Washington D.C’s historic Chesapeake and Ohio National Historical Park. Read here.

• Plans are underway to create a vintage-themed recreational complex as an ode to the golden days of automobile travel, at a disused gas station on one of France’s most iconic routes. Read here.

• Renzo Piano’s controversial ‘Paddington Cube’ development in London looks set to go ahead, with the British communities secretary Sajid Javid deciding not to block the mixed-use scheme. Read here.

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Here are some of the stories that appeared on CLAD this week, from Bjarke Ingels’ LEGO House to the return of the world's biggest property fair. Monday • Asia’s best designed hotels have been celebrated at an awards ceremony held in Singapore. Read here. • Alberto Rolla, one of the architects behind the recently-constructed Juventus Stadium, has designed a 40,000-capacity venue for Serie A rival Fiorentina. Read here. • International
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