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From a rainforest hotel to a Zaha Hadid tower, we check out what’s new globally


Elliott Museum Grand reveals new look

Project: Elliott Museum Grand
Design: Gould Evans
Location: Florida, US

The Elliott Museum Grand has reopened in Florida, US, following a multi-million dollar ‘green’ reconstruction project that includes a new building with expanded galleries. The architect, John Curran of Tampa-based firm Gould Evans, used the surrounding environment as inspiration for the striking new building.

The new 4,459sq m museum provides expanded galleries and studio space, as well as a 50-seat theatre, café, library, and flexible space for up to 500 people.

 



The design was inspired by local rock formations
 


l Floor to ceiling windows maximise natural light in the galleries
 
Rainforest hotel and spa launched

Project: Botanique Hotel & Spa
Design: Colletivo de Arquitetos
Location: Campos do Jordao, Brazil

A new hotel has opened in the Atlantic rainforest in Brazil, backed by The Body Shop co-founder Gordon Roddick, AOL co-founder David Cole and two local Brazilian entrepreneurs.

Designed by Sao Paulo architects Colletivo de Arquitetos, the Botanique Hotel and Spa has six suites, 11 villas, a cinema, lounge and a 10,000sq ft spa with nine treatment rooms and an indoor pool.

The design features glass walls, exposed steel and wooden beams.

 



The design features glass walls, exposed steel and wooden beams
 


Botanique Hotel & Spa
 
$555m expansion plans for SFMoMa revealed

Project: SFMoMa
Design: Snøhetta
Location: San Francisco, US

San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMa) has revealed details of its 235,000sq ft expansion, which will add to its galleries and public spaces, and provide a new home for the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection of contemporary art.

The new museum, which has been designed by SnØhetta, is due to open in 2016 and will feature seven levels with 130,000sq ft of gallery space. It will also feature a large vertical garden and almost 15,000sq ft of art-filled free access public space, as well as space dedicated to live art.

The design will be environmentally sensitive, and will aim to achieve LEED Gold certification

 



Construction will start this summer at SFMoMa
 


It will feature the biggest public living wall of native plants in San Francisco
 
Milan tower project underway

Project: Citylife Milano
Design: Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Arata Isozaki
Location: Milan, Italy

Work is underway on Zaha Hadid’s ‘twisted tower’ in Milan, part of the Citylife Milano project which is set to transform the Milanese skyline.

The project sees Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind and Arata Isozaki each designing a tower in the middle of a 160,000sq m park (‘the twisted one’, ‘the curved one’ and ‘the straight one’, respectively. The towers will house around 10,000 people as well as an art museum, a retail area and a pavilion for sports and entertainment.

 



Zaha Hadid’s ‘twisted tower’ will be 170m-tall
Revamped Luxembourg hotel launches

Project: Hotel Central
Design: JOI-Design
Location: Clervaux, Luxembourg

JOI-Design have transformed the former Hotel Central in Clervaux, northern Luxembourg, into Le Clervaux Boutique & Design Hotel.

The hotel consists of a 19th century private villa, with a contemporary glazed extension. JOI-Design mixed old with new in the design, blending stylised baroque elements with contemporary features.

A deep red has been used throughout the hotel, with baroque-style furniture and stylish motifs.

 



The hotel offers views of the surrounding countryside
 


The boutique hotel features 22 individual suites
 
New Center Parcs on track for 2014

Project: Center Parcs Woburn Forest
Design: Holder Mathias (leisure facilities)
Location: Woburn, Bedfordshire, UK

Construction work on Center Parcs’ new £250m village in Bedfordshire, UK is on schedule for a spring 2014 opening.

The holiday village will comprise 625 forest lodges and a 75-bed hotel. Welsh architects Holder Mathias are responsible for the design of the 16,000sq m pool and leisure building as well as the 24,000sq m sports complex. These feature a ‘subtropical swimming paradise’, an Aqua Sana spa, indoor sports facilities and a range of restaurants and retail offers. Sparcstudio is also working on the project.

 



The leisure buildings are being designed by Holder Mathias
 


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2013 issue 2

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Leisure Management - New Design

Design news

New Design


From a rainforest hotel to a Zaha Hadid tower, we check out what’s new globally

Elliott Museum Grand reveals new look

Project: Elliott Museum Grand
Design: Gould Evans
Location: Florida, US

The Elliott Museum Grand has reopened in Florida, US, following a multi-million dollar ‘green’ reconstruction project that includes a new building with expanded galleries. The architect, John Curran of Tampa-based firm Gould Evans, used the surrounding environment as inspiration for the striking new building.

The new 4,459sq m museum provides expanded galleries and studio space, as well as a 50-seat theatre, café, library, and flexible space for up to 500 people.

 



The design was inspired by local rock formations
 


l Floor to ceiling windows maximise natural light in the galleries
 
Rainforest hotel and spa launched

Project: Botanique Hotel & Spa
Design: Colletivo de Arquitetos
Location: Campos do Jordao, Brazil

A new hotel has opened in the Atlantic rainforest in Brazil, backed by The Body Shop co-founder Gordon Roddick, AOL co-founder David Cole and two local Brazilian entrepreneurs.

Designed by Sao Paulo architects Colletivo de Arquitetos, the Botanique Hotel and Spa has six suites, 11 villas, a cinema, lounge and a 10,000sq ft spa with nine treatment rooms and an indoor pool.

The design features glass walls, exposed steel and wooden beams.

 



The design features glass walls, exposed steel and wooden beams
 


Botanique Hotel & Spa
 
$555m expansion plans for SFMoMa revealed

Project: SFMoMa
Design: Snøhetta
Location: San Francisco, US

San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMa) has revealed details of its 235,000sq ft expansion, which will add to its galleries and public spaces, and provide a new home for the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection of contemporary art.

The new museum, which has been designed by SnØhetta, is due to open in 2016 and will feature seven levels with 130,000sq ft of gallery space. It will also feature a large vertical garden and almost 15,000sq ft of art-filled free access public space, as well as space dedicated to live art.

The design will be environmentally sensitive, and will aim to achieve LEED Gold certification

 



Construction will start this summer at SFMoMa
 


It will feature the biggest public living wall of native plants in San Francisco
 
Milan tower project underway

Project: Citylife Milano
Design: Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Arata Isozaki
Location: Milan, Italy

Work is underway on Zaha Hadid’s ‘twisted tower’ in Milan, part of the Citylife Milano project which is set to transform the Milanese skyline.

The project sees Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind and Arata Isozaki each designing a tower in the middle of a 160,000sq m park (‘the twisted one’, ‘the curved one’ and ‘the straight one’, respectively. The towers will house around 10,000 people as well as an art museum, a retail area and a pavilion for sports and entertainment.

 



Zaha Hadid’s ‘twisted tower’ will be 170m-tall
Revamped Luxembourg hotel launches

Project: Hotel Central
Design: JOI-Design
Location: Clervaux, Luxembourg

JOI-Design have transformed the former Hotel Central in Clervaux, northern Luxembourg, into Le Clervaux Boutique & Design Hotel.

The hotel consists of a 19th century private villa, with a contemporary glazed extension. JOI-Design mixed old with new in the design, blending stylised baroque elements with contemporary features.

A deep red has been used throughout the hotel, with baroque-style furniture and stylish motifs.

 



The hotel offers views of the surrounding countryside
 


The boutique hotel features 22 individual suites
 
New Center Parcs on track for 2014

Project: Center Parcs Woburn Forest
Design: Holder Mathias (leisure facilities)
Location: Woburn, Bedfordshire, UK

Construction work on Center Parcs’ new £250m village in Bedfordshire, UK is on schedule for a spring 2014 opening.

The holiday village will comprise 625 forest lodges and a 75-bed hotel. Welsh architects Holder Mathias are responsible for the design of the 16,000sq m pool and leisure building as well as the 24,000sq m sports complex. These feature a ‘subtropical swimming paradise’, an Aqua Sana spa, indoor sports facilities and a range of restaurants and retail offers. Sparcstudio is also working on the project.

 



The leisure buildings are being designed by Holder Mathias

Originally published in Leisure Management 2013 issue 2

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