New museum and cultural center, opening October 2017
London's fabled Victoria and Albert Museum was a pioneer in showcasing Chinese art to Europe. Now it's helping to launch a sprawling new cultural center in Shenzhen, where it and the Guanfu art museum will each have its own permanent exhibition space. The center will also boast a multipurpose theater, a rooftop garden, restaurants, shops, and plenty of public programming.
An Italian food theme park, opening late 2017
This is like the Disneyland of Italian food. Maybe it doesn't have Spaghetti Mountain, or any rides really, but Eataly World will be a 30-acre park devoted to the "farm-to-fork" experience, featuring active farms and livestock, markets, cooking workshops, and educational programs -- all devoted to enthusiasts of Italian food and wine. There will also be 25 restaurants to enjoy all the food you've just seen, creating an international gathering place for all those interested in the cuisine of the boot.