Week's top news: A sauna in the sky, a museum fit for a president and Heatherwick hits back at Garden Bridge critics

Here are some of the stories that appeared on CLAD this week, from Elon Musk’s latest big idea to Peter Zumthor’s extension for Fondation Beyeler in Basel.

Monday

• The committee hoping to bring the Olympic Games to Los Angeles in 2024 has released new renderings of Valley Sports Park – the district that would host several events at the tournament if the city’s bid is successful. Read here.

Tuesday

• Danish architecture studio C.F. Møller have won a commission to design a landmark skyscraper for the city of Västerå, Sweden, featuring a panoramic garden wrapped around the 15th floor. Read here.

• “Endless political wrangling” is responsible for the likely abandonment of London’s Garden Bridge project, its designer Thomas Heatherwick has claimed. Read here.

• US design studios AvroKO and Meyer Davis have won prestigious prizes at the 2017 James Beard Foundation Restaurant Design Awards. Read here.

Wednesday

• Jeanne Gang, the award-winning founder of Studio Gang, talks to CLAD in an exclusive interview, and reveals new details about the American Museum of Natural History. Read here.

• Sports architecture practice Populous have completed the redevelopment of the Warner Stand at the world famous Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. Read here.

• There are more opportunities for leisure architects and designers working in China and Hong Kong than ever before, according to the creative director of Design Shanghai. Read here.

• David Chipperfield has overcome stiff competition to win the high-profile design competition to create a 1,000-capacity concert hall in Edinburgh. Read here.

• Thirty years after it first opened, Center Parcs has unveiled a Forest Spa up in the trees. Read here.

Thursday

• Barack and Michelle Obama, the former president and first lady of the United States, have unveiled the design of the planned Obama Presidential Center on Chicago’s South Side. Read here.

• Elon Musk has begun work on yet another city-shaping concept: a network of underground of tunnels that will ease congestion in gridlocked cities. Read here.

• International consulting firm Linser Hospitality has been engaged to develop the extensive health and wellness programming for the Kemeri Park project in Jurmula, Latvia. Read here.

• A team led by landscape architecture studio Grant Associates with WilkinsonEyre has won an international competition to design a 41 hectare Friendship Park in northern China’s first and largest ‘eco city’. Read here.

Friday

• Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has presented his designs for the extension of Renzo Piano’s Fondation Beyeler in Basel. Read here.

• Architecture studio Snøhetta have completed something rather more intimate: a new range of ready-made mobile cabins. Read here.

• Inge Moore and her team at Muza Lab has completed the redesign of the Kanuhura in the Maldives. Read here.

• Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have announced a new breakthrough in the architectural applications of 3D printing, with the design of a system that can produce the basic structure of an entire building. Read here.

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Here are some of the stories that appeared on CLAD this week, from Elon Musk’s latest big idea to Peter Zumthor’s extension for Fondation Beyeler in Basel. Monday • The committee hoping to bring the Olympic Games to Los Angeles in 2024 has released new renderings of Valley Sports Park – the district that would host several events at the tournament if the city’s bid is successful. Read here. Tuesday
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