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Here are some of the stories that appeared on CLAD this week, from George Lucas' latest museum designs to a construction milestone for one of Qatar's leading stadiums.


• International hospitality interior design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) have announced a major expansion into Western Europe with the opening of two new offices in London. Read here.

• New York studio Selldorf Architects will lead a major upgrade and expansion of art museum and research institution The Frick Collection. Read here.

• Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) are to build a cultural and research complex for a Unesco World Heritage site in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. Read here.

• Kengo Kuma has urged architects and developers to locate new museums in the centre of communities to better connect them with local life. Read here.


• Professionals involved in the development of sporting arenas should investigate the merits of technology such as augmented reality and virtual reality, says leading researcher. Read here.

• A major leisure project has been honoured in the Stellar Design category at the American Institute of Architecture’s (AIA) annual celebration of innovation in architecture. Read here.

• Luxury hospitality group Dukes Collection has appointed design firm AHK to create a “quintessentially British” hotel on the man-made Palm Jumeirah archipelago in Dubai. Read here.


• The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane in Mayfair, London, has been relaunched following a multi-million pound renovation and redesign by interior designers MKV Design and architects Woods Bagot. Read here.

• The construction of Qatar’s Al Rayyan Stadium, a proposed host venue of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, has entered a new phase. Read here.

• London’s Science Museum has kicked off the search for a lead designer to create its new London Science City Gallery. Read here.

• British architect David Adjaye has been appointed to masterplan the transformation of a disused San Francisco Navy base into a vibrant new leisure district. Read here.


• Leisure buildings dominate the shortlist of the first ever RIBA International Prize, which is seeking the best building in the world.Read here.

• Swiss studios Herzog & de Meuron and Vogt Landscape Architects have won the keenly-contested design competition for the Museum of the 20th Century in Berlin. Read here.


• Architecture studio WilkinsonEyre have been selected to develop a brand new railway museum in Leicester, UK, after a period of public consultation. Read here.

• Dutch architects Mecanoo have taken inspiration from the UK’s Eden Project to propose an expansive experimental garden in the grounds of the Netherlands' Soestdijk Palace. Read here.

• Six Senses is opening a spa in the ski-resort destination of Courchevel, France this December, catering to local residents, chalet owners, holidaymakers and other skiing enthusiasts. Read here.

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Here are some of the stories that appeared on CLAD this week, from George Lucas' latest museum designs to a construction milestone for one of Qatar's leading stadiums.

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