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Allies and Morrison design green and urban lakefront neighbourhood in Toronto

Allies and Morrison has designed the masterplan for a new urban lakefront neighbourhood in Toronto with areas with greenery and water, public spaces and mixed-use promenades. The Humber Bay Shores site is located to the west of Toronto city centre and the Humber River and is intended to form part of a new high-density centre in the city. Currently empty, the triangular, 11.5ha (28ac) site is positioned between one of the city's main expressway arteries and numerous high-rise towers, close
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Sneha Divias Atelier designs calming restaurant for kids

Sneha Divias Atelier have designed a children’s restaurant and concept store in Dubai that uses colours and materials to create an environment that is comfortable, calming and conducive to learning. Unlike many spaces designed for children, White & the Bear doesn’t use a primary colour palette. Instead, neutral colours and warms tones accompany a minimalist design and materials were chosen for their aesthetic and maintenance requirements. Despite that, there are playful elements throughout the restaurant, like bird-shaped lights that hang
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3XN’s Sydney Fish Market redevelopment gets funding approval

Sydney Fish Market is to more than double in size and gain a variety of new leisure amenities and public spaces, following confirmation that AUS$750m (US$509m, €463m) will be invested in its redevelopment. The market, which is said to be the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, will move from its existing location in Pyrmont to the adjacent Blackwattle Bay in Sydney Harbour. The new site will occupy more than 12,000sq m (129,000sq ft). The new market will
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Ross Barney redesign environmentally-friendly flagship McDonald's in Chicago

McDonald’s and Ross Barney Architects have collaborated on a recent project in the United States, showcasing a one-of-a-kind modern and environmentally-friendly fast food restaurant. The 19,000sq ft (1765sq m) steel and timber restaurant was inspired by McDonald’s commitment to sustainability, according to the restaurant, and is unlike anything in their current collection of over 37,000 restaurants. The glass facade is covered by a canopy of solar panels, which stretch far beyond the exterior of the walls. The solar panels help
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Strong National Museum of Play ready for 100,000sq ft expansion

A hotel, a new atrium, outdoor play and exhibit areas and a ‘Neighborhood of Play’ – a residential project with retail units, sculptures and street fixtures are all planned for US attraction the Strong National Museum of Play’s reinvention. The museum has entered the first phase of a 100,000q ft (2,290sq m) expansion, which has a total fundraising goal of fundraising goal of US$60m (€52.5M, £47m). US$20m (€17.5m, £15.7m) from the state and an anonymous submission of US$1 million have
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East meets West in Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur

Asian hotel interiors specialists AB Concept, co-founded by Ed Ng, have designed restaurant, bar and lounge areas for the new the new Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur. Yun House, the main restaurant, has a decadent courtyard-style reception with an elaborate pewter back panel. Its high ceilings and natural light reference Malaysia’s longstanding tradition of socialising in gardens. The design of Yun House was inspired by legends of Canton voyagers, according to Ng. Ng said: “It was important our designs paid homage
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Kiruna’s historic church

Moving Kiruna

Viktoria Walldin

"how often do you get to move a whole town?"

White Arkitekter’s Monica von Schmalensee on how culture and leisure are central to plans to move the Swedish town of Kiruna to stop it being swallowed by its mine
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Bing Thom’s Xiqu Centre is purpose-built for Chinese opera performances

West Kowloon Cultural District

"We’re going into unknown territory. That’s where real innovation can occur"

It’s an ambitious experiment for Hong Kong, but will the West Kowloon Cultural District turn out to be a white elephant or a new model for development in the city?
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The Pavilion will offer views over the harbour and will act as an event and exhibition space

West Kowloon Cultural District

"We’re going into unknown territory. That’s where real innovation can occur"

White elephant or a new model for development in Hong Kong? Christopher DeWolf takes a look at the ups and downs of the $1.8bn waterfront project
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Sid White

Moving Kiruna

Viktoria Walldin

"how often do you get to move a whole town?"

When White Arkitekter won the competition to relocate the Arctic town of Kiruna to stop it being swallowed up by its mine, they knew they had a real opportunity on their hands. The CEO and social anthropologist tell Magali Robathan how culture and leisure will play a central role in the new Kiruna
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