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Here are some of the stories that appeared on CLAD this week, from the latest organic leisure design from MAD Architects to Richard Meier’s thoughts on private developers and public space.


• Lebanese French Architect Hala Wardé wins competition for modern, contemporary art museum in the heart of Beirut, Lebanon. Read here.

• A coalition of American and Italian researchers can turn any window into a daytime power source. Read here.

• Ma Yansong and MAD Architects have unveiled their design for a brand new China Philharmonic Hall in Beijing. Read here.

Peter Zumthor believes his redevelopment of the LA County Museum of Art (LACMA) will create a “sacred, sublime kind of experience.” Read here.


• The James Beard Foundation (JBF) has announced that the call for entries for its 2017 Restaurant Design Awards is officially open. Read here.

• The chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, India, has inaugurated a new museum dedicated to socialist political leader Jayaprakash Narayan. Read here.

• Olympic stadiums and facilities should be protected with their own cultural heritage listing, a leading academic has argued. Read here.


• Architecture practice Perkins + Will is leading development for Detroit’s recently announced US$50m (€45.6m, £40.6m) Motown Museum – a 50,000sq ft (4,650sq m) tourist destination dedicated to the music genre. Read here.

• World famous fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is moving into the world of hospitality design by launching his own hotel, restaurant and nightclub chain. Read here.


• Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier says there should be incentives at government level for developers to incorporate public space into their projects. Read here.


• Nicholas Garrison – lead architect for the Statue of Liberty’s new museum on its home of Liberty Island – has said he wants his vision to “inspire people”. Read here.

• Interior designer Andre Fu has completed a restaurant by a lagoon for Grand Hyatt’s new Sanya resort in Hainan, China. Read here.

• Footballing trio Rio Ferdinand, Mark Noble and Bobby Zamora have launched an innovative urban regeneration model. Read here.

• The developers of 3D digital modelling software VUCITY have designed a new experience to showcase the technology: a virtual reality Top Gear-style challenge. Read here.

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Here are some of the stories that appeared on CLAD this week, from the latest organic leisure design from MAD Architects to Richard Meier’s thoughts on private developers and public space.

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