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Here are some of the stories that appeared on CLAD this week, from Leonardo DiCaprio’s groundbreaking eco-resort to a competition to illuminate bridges along the River Thames.

Monday

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) have opened a new office within the Dubai design District in the United Arab Emirates. Read here.

• Proposals by six international teams to illuminate 17 of central London’s bridges along the River Thames have been unveiled. Read here.

• The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously approved a mixed-use development, designed in typically striking style by Frank Gehry, on the eastern edge of the city’s Sunset Strip. Read here.

• An elevated public platform within Herzog and de Meuron’s Hamburg Elbphilharmonie has been officially opened, along with building’s restaurants, cafés, bars and hotel. Read here.

Tuesday

• French football giant Paris Saint Germain (PSG) is on the hunt for an architect to design a new training centre, expected to be among the best in the world. Read here.

• Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Hollywood legend Robert De Niro and interior designer David Rockwell have celebrated the opening of their latest Nobu hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. Read here.

• Jestico + Whiles’ plans to transform a disused air base in Oxfordshire, UK, into a leisure district has been given the green light by the local council. Read here.

Hyperloop One and Bjarke Ingels have signed a deal with Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to pursue a high-speed passenger and cargo network. Read here.

Wednesday

• California software developer Trimble has launched the mixed-reality SketchUp Viewer platform, allowing architects to alter hologram images in the real world. Read here.

• Park Hyatt will follow Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton and Luxury Collection in opening a high-end hotel in the ancient Japanese capital Kyoto. Read here.

• Final plans and brand new renderings have been released for Leonardo DiCaprio’s ambitious eco resort and wildlife reserve off the coast of Belize. Read here.

Thursday

• Global architecture firm Foster + Partners have been appointed to redevelop London Zoo’s famous Snowdon Aviary. Read here.

• After 15 years and three phases of development, Chicago studio Ross Barney Architects have completed their dramatic transformation of the city’s central riverfront. Read here.

Friday

• Inge Moore has called on hospitality designers to incorporate fun, interactivity and individuality into spa and gym design. Read here.

• The architecture studio of David Chipperfield have announced significant progress on two key museum projects in their portfolio. Read here.

• Dutch landscape architects West 8 have presented their vision for a dune-filled seafront in The Hague. Read here.

• Richard Meier & Partners have unveiled designs of their tallest tower in New York. 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 Leonardo DiCaprio’s groundbreaking eco-resort to a competition to illuminate bridges along the River Thames.
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