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OpenAire designs retractable roof for River Point restaurant
26 Apr 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
OpenAire installed a custom retractable roof at River Point's roof-top restaurant
River Point, which opened earlier this year, is a new riverfront landmark in Chicago.

The 52- storey building was designed by architecture firm Pickard Chilton and has a convex structure that is designed to provide spectacular panoramic views of the city from every floor.

River Point is located at the exact point where the North and South branches of the Chicago River meet, and features a 1.5 acre plaza and riverwalk, a fitness centre and a roof top restaurant.

The restaurant features a bespoke retractable roof, designed by retractable roof and skylight specialist OpenAire.

The roof is a single-slope skylight that measures 21 m (69 ft) by 7 m (21 ft). It is divided into three panels and has three motorised bays along the length of the structure. The bottom two panels of each bay retract upwards and telescope beneath the top fixed panel so that two thirds of the restaurant opens up to the Chicago skyline.

The roof is designed to offer both an indoor and outdoor dining experience. On warmer days the roof panels and front wall will open so that guests can enjoy an outdoor dining experience in the sunshine. The roof can close at just the touch of a button so is able to provide warmth and shelter during adverse weather conditions without obstructing the view.
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Virgin launches boxing fitness class Punch
20 Jul 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
Virgin Active has launched Punch - a boxing workout that consists of 12 rounds, focusing on speed, core and power.
Diversity is the key to retention: Traditional operators turn fitness on its head with MoveGB
19 Jul 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
New research shows there is a simple trick to extending health club membership life by four times.
Elevate wins trade show award
17 Jul 2017 . BY Ben Coxon
Health and fitness trade show Elevate has beaten a number of organisations to pick up a gong at the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) Awards 2017.
Spa Business Education teams up with Joanneum university for spa MBA course
17 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Walker
Spa Business Education (SBE), part of spa consultancy Raison d'Etre, has secured an educational partnership with the Joanneum University of Applied Sciences in Austria.
Studio RHE merge restaurant with co-working space at London's placemaking Palatino
14 Jul 2017 . BY Kim Megson
British architecture practice Studio RHE have merged an Italian restaurant and a modern co- working space under one roof in London’s Clerkenwell.
Susan Jessop announces AMRA for Men
14 Jul 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
British luxury skincare brand AMRA has launched a line of men’s skincare products for professional and at home use.
A touch of urban cool with a steel Core
14 Jul 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Core by Premier Software (Core) is the leading single and multi-site software solution designed specifically for the spa, wellness and leisure industry.
Hammer Strength HD Athletic Perimeter delivers compact solution for Olympic training
14 Jul 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Life Fitness, the global leader in commercial fitness equipment manufacturing, has extended its HD Athletic line with the introduction of Hammer Strength HD Athletic Perimeter Racks.
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This year DJW celebrates 30 years in the industry, with David and Lynn Willrich having started the company from the AV department of the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu.

DJW offers a way to interpret your story through the use of technology. We can provide audio visual consultancy to assist in the planning stage, follow up with AV system design, supply and installation and provide a bespoke control system to suit your operational needs.
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Alila Yangshuo, set in historic sugar mill, features underground, ‘cave-like’ spa with walls of volcanic rock
Alila’s second location in China, Alila Yangshuo, is set in a historic sugar mill that has been converted to a 117-bedroom “modern retro” resort in Guilin, overlooking the Li River.
Gensler wins another MLS project with North Carolina
US architecture firm Gensler has designed a stadium for Major League Soccer (MLS) hopeful North Carolina Football Club – one of a number of football-specific projects the studio is working on.
Diverse design and development team begin work on North America's largest ski village
Construction has begun on North America's largest ski village development: a vast new leisure community in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains.
SO-IL and Laisne Roussel win design competition to masterplan Parisian riverfront site
New York architects SO – IL and French firm Laisne Roussel have won an international design competition to integrate new buildings and public spaces into Paris’ historic but underused Place Mazas.
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