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Week's top news: The untold story of the Pompidou Centre, David Beckham's Miami stadium and Stockholm's 1km infinity pool

Here are some of the stories that appeared on CLAD this week, from Seoul's garden in the sky to a new museum exhibition dedicated Denmark's most infamous jailbreak.


• Architect Mike Davies has told CLADglobal about the “terrific fight” he, Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano had with the French architectural establishment to realise their “radical” vision for Paris' Pompidou Centre. Read here.

• German architecture studio Buero Wagner have won a high-profile commission to renovate Frankfurt’s historic concert hall and opera house. Read here.


• Representatives of footballing icon David Beckham have unveiled the latest version of the stadium the former England captain wants to build as a home for his new franchise in Miami, Florida. Read here.

• Private equity management group Z Capital Partners has unveiled plans to renovate private and event spaces at the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, with an aim to make it “the preeminent wellness hotel in the country.” Read here.

• Construction work has begun on a new Sky Park in Bratislava, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, which is set to transform a derelict industrial area of the Slovakian capital. Read here.


• The mayor of Seoul, Won-soon Park, has officially opened MVRDV’s 983 metre long botanical “floating walkway” along a transformed city highway. Read here.

• Architect Marc Fornes has created a platform for people to express themselves creatively and spontaneously, with a vibrant green pavilion in a Maryland park. Read here.

• Horsen’s 162-year-old Prison Museum in Denmark has debuted a new permanent exhibition, created by Kvorning Design, chronicling the escape of former prisoner Carl August Lorentzen. Read here.

• The hotly-anticipated Marciano Art Foundation – a new art museum created by wHY Architecture and Design – has opened in Los Angeles’ Windsor Square. Read here.


• Swedish studio Ulf Mejergren Architects (UMA) have proposed transforming a one kilometre stretch of “mundane waterfront” in Stockholm into a public infinity pool that appears to blend with the Baltic Sea. Read here.

• Disney has celebrated the launch of its new Avatar land at Animal Kingdom with the operator marking the occasion by hosting a ‘Dedication of Pandora’ at the Orlando theme park. Read here.

• The Bass – a contemporary art museum on Miami Beach – has been given a reopening date of 8 October following a renovation headed by David Gauld and Arata Isozaki. Read here.


• Philanthropist and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has donated US$75m (€66.8m, £58.3m) to The Shed – an under construction cultural institution in New York’s burgeoning Hudson Yards district. Read here.

• The first competition-winning cabins that form Epic Retreats – Wales’ first pop-up boutique hotel – have been revealed. Read here.

• Hotel giant Marriott International has partnered with one of the largest shopping mall operators in the United Arab Emirates to develop a cinema-themed leisure development within the forthcoming Aloft Dubai City Centre Deira complex. Read here.

For a quick and comprehensive overview of all our recent stories, take a look at CLAD's Grid View mode.

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Here are some of the stories that appeared on CLAD this week, from Seoul's garden in the sky to a new museum exhibition dedicated Denmark's most infamous jailbreak. Monday • Architect Mike Davies has told CLADglobal about the “terrific fight” he, Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano had with the French architectural establishment to realise their “radical” vision for Paris' Pompidou Centre. Read here. • German architecture studio Buero Wagner have
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