Design Dispatch

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

The Centre Pompidou in Paris. (Photo: Flickr)

Pompidou Tune-Up

Paris’s Centre Pompidou is slated for a $108 million refurbishment, to begin in 2018. The facade’s iconic escalator will be replaced, but the rest of the exterior will remain intact.

Will Power

Zaha Hadid reportedly left behind an estate valued at over £70 million. Hadid’s successor at her firm, Patrik Schumacher, is one of her will’s four executors, and the only non-family member assigned a monetary sum.
[The Architect’s Journal]

Cover Girl

British Prime Minister Theresa May will appear on the April cover of American Vogue. Lauded photographer Annie Leibovitz shot May for the spread last week.
[The Guardian]

Take Off

SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday, the company’s first liftoff since one of its rockets exploded in September. However, news of SpaceX’s troubled finances dampened the achievement.
[The New York Times]

Inside Influence

In a bid to end LVMH’s use of exotic skins in its merchandise, PETA has purchased shares in French fashion group. The stake will enable the activist organization to attend shareholder meetings.

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