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Here are some of the stories that appeared on CLAD this week, from Santiago Calatrava’s mysterious billion pound London project to a beautiful new Tokyo museum by Kazuyo Sejima.

Monday

• Danish architects EFFEKT will convert an abandoned windmill factory in the city of Viborg into a vibrant culture house for street sports, street culture and street art. Read here.

• Nobu Hospitality has revealed new design information about its hotly-anticipated Shoreditch property, which is scheduled to open in London in the next few months. Read here.

• The government of Saint Lucia has launched a public consultation on its plans to green light a sport and leisure resort dubbed “the Pearl of the Caribbean”. Read here.

• The life and art of the famous Japanese painter and printmaker Katsushika Hokusai is celebrated in a new Tokyo museum, design by SANAA’s Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kazuyo Sejima. Read here.

Tuesday

• The relocation of American football franchise San Diego Chargers to Los Angeles could pave the way for the construction of a Gensler-designed Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium in the city. Read here.

• The French Polynesian government has reached an agreement with the nonprofit seasteading Institute to cooperate on a legal framework for a floating city in the country’s waters. Read here.

• Redevelopment of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, the iconic home of Spanish football club Real Madrid, looks set to begin in the summer. Read here.

• Six design teams have won the right to create fun and interactive gardens for the International Garden Festival, which will be held in Québec, Canada later this year. Read here.

Wednesday

• Santiago Calatrava is set to unveil a major £1bn (US$1.2bn, €1.1bn) project he is designing for London’s Greenwich Peninsula development. Read here.

• The winners have been announced in a global design competition to makeover Maharashtra Nature Park in Mumbai, India with new landscaping and a pedestrian and cycle bridge over the Mithi River. Read here.

• Spirituality, creativity and artistic freedom are driving a major collaboration between architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen and light artist James Turrell for the ARos Aarhus Art Museum. Read here.

Thursday

Steven Holl Architects' cloud-inspired design for a Cultural and Health Center in Shanghai has been given the green light. Read here.

• Community centres must cater for the future needs of a diverse mix of user groups, a design director at Perkins + Will has told CLAD. Read here.

• A Danish science museum dedicated to celebrating curiosity has reopened, wowing visitors with a 100m (328ft) long twisting copper staircase and walls that are partly built using recycled beer cans. Read here.

Friday

• The shortlisted designs for a £40m (US$50m, €47m) national Holocaust memorial and learning centre in London have gone on public display. Read here.

• Situated in Tokyo’s business district, the latest offering from hotel and resort operator Hoshinoya Resorts, Hoshinoya Tokyo, features a spa and top floor natural hot spring. Read here.

• The mission of global sports architects Populous to turbocharge China’s footballing infrastructure has taken another step forward with the unveiling of a major new training facility. Read here.

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