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Here are some of the stories that appeared on CLAD this week, from Elon Musk’s latest big idea to a knighthood for David Adjaye.


• In an exclusive interview, James Corner, one of the leading figures behind New York’s High Line elevated park, has described landscape architects as “the unsung heroes of the public realm.” Read here.

• Architecture and planning studio Ecosistema Urbano have won a design competition to shape the future of Florida’s West Palm Beach; Read here.

• The Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum is launching a programme to support art and design education in secondary schools. Read here.


• Residents of Sweden’s northernmost town can now relax in a rather unique type of sauna: a sculptural chamber encased within a giant golden egg. Read here.

• Lux* Hotels is set to open a new resort and residences in Bodrum, Turkey next month, and has several projects in the pipeline, including new locations in the Maldives, Reunion Island and China. Read here.

• The stadium being built for Tottenham Hotspur FC – which will be one of the largest in the UK – could be used to host eSports matches and events, according to the club’s executive director. Read here.


• Acclaimed interior designer Lyndon Neri has told CLAD that our notions of personal space should be challenged, and urged designers to celebrate the idea of community. Read here.

• The tall tales of Jules Verne, the mysteries of the moon and the Chinese fairytale of the Jade rabbit have inspired a quirky new French restaurant on the roof of I.M. Pei’s Macau Science Center. Read here.

• Hotelier Adrian Zecha, who founded luxury hotel brand Aman, has opened a new hotel in Luang Prabang, Laos, described as “the first chapter of a new story and brand of hotels.” Read here.

• Architecture studio Scott Brownrigg have unveiled their design for the proposed new home of the Museum of Military Medicine in Cardiff. Read here.

CLAD cover star Jeanne Gang has been announced as the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Louis Kahn Memorial Award. Read here.


• An international architecture competition has been launched for the renovation of one of Brussels’ modernist masterpieces to create a new satellite for the world-famous Pompidou Center art museum. Read here.

• US-based Viceroy Hotel Group will operate a flagship luxury hotel at the Cocobay entertainment and hospitality hub, currently under development in Da Nang, Vietnam. Read here.

• A seemingly doomed plan to build a new world-class concert hall in the City of London has been given a new lease of life, with an architecture competition launched to find a concept design team. Read here.


• A major sports city district with a striking riverside stadium at its heart will be built in Rotterdam, after the city council approved the project. Read here.

• The Los Angeles Planning Commission has officially approved on Star Wars creator George Lucas’ plans to build the long-gestating Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Exposition Park. Read here.

• British architect David Adjaye has been knighted by the Duke of Cambridge during an Investiture ceremony held at Buckingham Palace. Read here.

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