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Here are some of the stories that appeared on CLAD this week, from the Serpentine Pavilion’s next architect to the world’s first ‘bird airport’.

Monday

• In an exclusive interview with CLAD, the architect who oversaw the creation of Lisbon’s sparkling new Museum of Art, architecture and Technology explains the inspiration behind the acclaimed design. Read here.

• Architecture studio HKS have been brought on board to design h.Club LA; the first international extension of London’s famous Hospital Club for film stars, musicians and members of high society. Read here.

• Jenny Sabin Studio have won the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) annual Young Architects Program, with their design of a socially and environmentally responsive installation that adapts to the densities of bodies, heat and sunlight. Read here.

• The Crown Prince of Denmark has inaugurated the new Royal Arena in Copenhagen, designed by architects 3XN to host national and international music, culture and sports events. Read here.

• The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has released a new video exploring the architectural inspiration and complex engineering challenges facing its forthcoming branch in Dundee, Scotland. Read here.

Tuesday

Diébédo Francis Kéré, the award-winning architect from Burkino Faso, has been commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2017. Read here.

• Scheduled to open this summer, the reimagined Burgenstock Resort Hotel Lake Lucerne will feature a gargantuan spa covering 10,000sq m (107,639 sq ft). Read here.

• Wellness real estate and technology firm Delos has announced the latest in a long line of strategic alliances. Read here.

• Architects Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of international studio OMA have been announced as the high-profile designers of the 2017 MPavilion in Melbourne. Read here.

• The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has indirectly criticised US president Donald Trump for his attempts to suspend immigration to the US from seven Muslim-majority countries. Read here.

Wednesday

• The developers of a 28 hectare sports complex in Hong Kong have released new renderings and a promotional video showcasing the project, which is being considered for approval by the territory’s Town Planning Board (TPB). Read here.

• Landscape architects McGregor Coxall have won an international competition to design a wetland nature sanctuary envisioned as the world’s very first “bird airport”. Read here.

• The World Architecture Festival (WAF) is marking its tenth anniversary by publishing a manifesto that identifies the key challenges architects face in the next decade. Read here.

• Increasing crossovers between work and leisure are creating new challenges for hospitality designers, says Conran & Partners' Tina Norden, in an interview with CLAD. Read here.

Thursday

• Architecture firm Benoy have released their latest designs for a retail-led leisure destination on China’s reclaimed Hexin Island in Hainan province. Read here.

• The public consultation process for the proposed Hong Kong Palace Museum has been extended and new designs of the building released. Read here.

• A “stadium-like” new aquatics centre in Budapest has been unveiled ahead of the World Swimming Championships, which will be held at the venue in five months. Read here.

Friday

• The extraordinary life and career of music icon David Bowie could be marked with a gravity-defying lightning bolt sculpture in the London district where he was born. Read here.

• Located in Djibouti on the horn of Africa, the 740sq m (7,965sq ft) Kempinski The Spa at Djibouti Palace Kempinski, is now open. Read here.

• The organisation responsible for delivering the stadiums and infrastructure for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar has appointed the main contractor to build the 40,000-capacity Al Thumama ground. Read here.

• Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter have won an international competition to design a public trail, amphitheatre and viewing platform along an abandoned railway line in Alsace, France. 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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