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Green bottles: Brita launches environmentally-friendly water bottles

Green bottles: Brita launches environmentally-friendly water bottles

Water filtration company Brita has released two refillable water filter bottles, the fill&go Active and the fill&go Vital.



MDT-tex and UNStudio create Eye_Beacon Pavilion for Amsterdam Light Festival

MDT-tex and UNStudio create Eye_Beacon Pavilion for Amsterdam Light Festival

Fabric membrane construction specialist MDT-Tex and UN Studio architects have created an eye-catching information booth for the Amsterdam Light Festival.



Will the self-shading window become the future of energy efficiency?

Will the self-shading window become the future of energy efficiency?

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a “smart self-shading window” that can switch from transparent to opaque in seconds.




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Personal Trainers
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Company: Mytime Active
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Company: Everyone Active
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Location: Berkshire, United Kingdom
Company: Swimming Nature


in this issue

• Yorkshire Wildlife Park's £50m expansion
• IHRSA: Global gym revenues grow
• Boutique hotel for fire station site


Property & tenders
Leisure Operator to manage the Central Milton Keynes Community Sports Facility (Sport Central)
Location: Company: Milton Keynes Council
Outdoor Pursuits Partnering Soft Market Test
Location: Walsall Company: Walsall Council
Expressions of Interest for the provision of leisure management services at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury
Location: Company: Wheelpower- British Wheelchair Sport
Opportunity to Operate Two Major West Midlands Leisure Centres
Location: Company: Solihull Metroplitan Borough Council
For Sale / To Let Outdoor Pursuits Centre
Location: Company: GVA
Invitation to Quote: Specialist Consultancy Advice - Leisure Facilities
Location: Company: Barrow in Furness Borough Council
A Historic Opportunity - Hastings Castle
Location: Hastings Company: GVA
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
Could Hyperloop One be coming to Europe?  
Could Hyperloop One be coming to Europe?

By Kim Megson

Over 75 million people in 44 cities across Europe could one day be connected by a high-speed Hyperloop network spanning 5,000 kilometres – with nine prospective routes being considered by for the continent. Executives from Hyperloop One – one of the companies attempting to make Canadian-American entrepreneur .... more>>
Countdown begins for Astana architecture expo devoted to 'future energy'  
Countdown begins for Astana architecture expo devoted to 'future energy'

By Kim Megson

The countdown has begun in earnest for the 2017 international architecture exposition in Astana, Kazakhstan. On 10 June, visitors will be able to explore the city’s futuristic new Expo City, which includes 28 buildings themed around the concept of ‘Future Energy’. Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture .... more>>

SLA win design competition to transform Danish national park into 'outdoor cultural house'  
By Kim Megson

Danish landscape architects SLA have won a design competition to develop a national park near the city of Roskilde into a 1,500 ha cultural landscape called The New Hedeland. The design .... more>>
Can timber construction overcome the obstacles of urban development?  
By Kim Megson

Architects, designers, engineers, planners and manufacturers gathered in London earlier this month to participate in a roundtable discussion on how timber can and should be used to meet the .... more>>
Paul Schmidt steps down from Green Spa Network  
By Jane Kitchen

Paul Schmidt is leaving nonprofit trade association Green Spa Network after three years of service, effective 2 June. The sustainability organisation’s board of directors said “it is .... more>>
Zaha Hadid Architects unveil bold Sky Park masterplan to reinvent Bratislava's industrial zone  
By Kim Megson

Construction work has begun on a new Sky Park in Bratislava, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), which is set to transform a derelict industrial area of the Slovakian capital. Located .... more>>
GOCO creating wellness community in Thailand’s wine country  
By Jane Kitchen

International spa and wellness consultancy and management company GOCO Hospitality is creating a mixed-use wellness community in Khao Yai’s wine country, two hours north of Bangkok. The .... more>>
Zaha Hadid Architects reveal Mayan Riviera residences engulfed by the jungle  
By Kim Megson

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) have designed a host of leisure features for a residential building on Mexico’s Mayan Riviera, including a woodland nature reserve, botanical nursery and a .... more>>
Canada welcomes 'cutting edge design products' for Architect@Work Toronto show  
By Kim Megson

Over one thousand architects and interior designers will flock to Canada’s biggest city tomorrow (17 May) to discover a selection of the new industry products deemed most interesting by a .... more>>
Winning design selected for expansive Friendship Park in China's booming 'eco city'  
By Kim Megson

A team led by landscape architecture studio Grant Associates with WilkinsonEyre has won an international competition to design a 41 hectare Friendship Park in northern China’s first and .... more>>
Going underground: Why does Elon Musk want to dig beneath Los Angeles?  
By Kim Megson

Following hot on the heels of electric cars, solar-storing roof tiles, and the super-fast Hyperloop transport system, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has begun work on yet another .... more>>
LA's Olympic bid team releases 'virtual tour' of sustainable 'low-risk' Valley Sports Park  
By Kim Megson

The committee hoping to bring the Olympic Games to Los Angeles in 2024 has released new renderings of Valley Sports Park – the district that would host several events at the tournament if .... more>>
Stadium seats made from palm tree waste proposed for Qatar World Cup innovation challenge  
By Kim Megson

A team of engineers in Saudi Arabia has proposed how stadium seats in the near future could be made more sustainably using the fibres of palm trees. A five-member group from Al Faisal .... more>>
Supporters of London's Garden Bridge and New York's Pier 55 vow to keep Heatherwick projects alive  
By Kim Megson

Two major proposed projects from the pen of British designer Thomas Heatherwick have suffered significant setbacks, and now supporters of Pier 55 in New York and the Garden Bridge in London .... more>>
Asif Khan's UK pavilion for Astana Expo is a 'timeline of energy' soundtracked by Brian Eno  
By Kim Megson

British architect Asif Khan has revealed the first visualisations of ‘We Are Energy’ – the UK pavilion he is designing for the 2017 International Exposition in Astana, Kazakhstan. The .... more>>

Features
Russell Seymour

People profile:
Russell Seymour


Marylebone Cricket Club's sustainability manager on the club's impressive efforts to be sustainable
Space age

Green space:
Space age


With land at a premium, the definition of public parks and green space is evolving
Richard Hassell, WOHA

Green Developments:
Richard Hassell, WOHA


Richard Hassell tell us how buildings can bring wellbeing to people, even in high-density cities
Five star sustainability

Green accreditation:
Five star sustainability


BREEAM-certified hotels lead the way in green architecture, and save money too
Gordon Gill, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill

Green Developments:
Gordon Gill, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill


Sustainability is an integral aspect of our design philosophy, not an additional approach
The invisible architect

Green Building:
The invisible architect


Working with Zaha Hadid, Heatherwick and more, Atelier Ten helps create sustainable buildings. Patrick Bellew speaks out
Jennie Price

Interview:
Jennie Price


Sport England “The money remaining the same in this climate is a big win for sport.”
The Future of sustainability

Sustainable Sports design:
The Future of sustainability


High-performance sports venues of the future
Davide Bollati

Spa people:
Davide Bollati


Comfort Zone chair tells Spa Business about its new über-green headquarters
Product news
The Great Outdoor Gym Company launches new rig

The Great Outdoor Gym Company launches new rig

FROM GREEN-KIT.NET

The Great Outdoor Gym Company is launching its new functional training rig for outdoor spaces.
 
The windows of the future will use quantum dots to generate power

The windows of the future will use quantum dots to generate power

FROM GREEN-KIT.NET

A coalition of American and Italian researchers have made a breakthrough in developing technology that can turn any window into a daytime power source.
 
1Life celebrates its Big Leap skydive for charity WheelPower

1Life celebrates its Big Leap skydive for charity WheelPower

FROM GREEN-KIT.NET

Perfect weather greeted twenty brave skydivers from 1Life leisure management company as they prepared to jump to raise money for British Wheelchair Sport charity WheelPower.
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Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design (AHEAD) - AMERICAS

Perez Art Museum, Miami, United States



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