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Boston Aspires Skyward

Boston Aspires Skyward

Construction is underway for a new 61-storey residential tower in Boston’s historic Back Bay neighbourhood. Known as the Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences at One Dalton Street, the $700m tower, designed by New York architect Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (PCF&P) with Cambridge Seven Associates, will house a 211-room hotel on the lower 20 floors with residences above.

Hourglass for Vienna

Hourglass for Vienna

Rotterdam firm MVRDV has won a competition to design an addition to the skyline of Vienna, proposing a new hour-glass-shaped tower that will be located between the airport and the historic Gasometers.

New Shap eshifter for Sydney

New Shap eshifter for Sydney

AMP Capital has announced that Danish architecture studio 3XN will design the new 49-storey ‘Quay Quarter Tower’ in Sydney, as well as the masterplan for the Quay Quarter Sydney precinct. The project was won through an international competition in which two Pritzker Prize-winning firms were also in the running. Due to begin construction in 2018, the high-rise form will comprise 102,000 sq m of office space in close proximity to the renowned Sydney Opera House.

Nine Dragons for Zhuhai

Nine Dragons for Zhuhai

We have come to expect expressive architectural forms from international design practice Aedas, so it came as no surprise when we received renderings for the firm’s latest high-rise venture: Hengqin International Financial Center.

One More

One More

The recent groundbreaking ceremony for Bellevueciti Construction marks the start of construction on spatial practice’s first residential tower ‘One More’ in Kaohsiung City, in close proximity to the Art Museum Park.

Near the Rocky Mountains

Near the Rocky Mountains

In proximity to LoDo (Lower Downtown Historic District) and Denver’s Central Business District, 1144 Fifteenth Street is a forty-storey office tower comprising twenty-seven floors of Class-A office space atop a thirteen-storey podium comprising retail, restaurants, a fitness centre and an 880-space parking garage with ample parking for bicycles.

Planning Approval for New Bondway

Planning Approval for New Bondway

The KPF and Tavernor-designed New Bondway project in Vauxhall has been granted planning approval by Lambeth Council. The project site stands within the Nine Elms development on London’s South Bank and is currently occupied by a warehouse which will be demolished to make way for the New Bondway scheme. An application to have the warehouse listed was unsuccessful.

Gold Star for Leatop Plaza

Gold Star for Leatop Plaza

Leatop Plaza, a commercial office building in Guangzhou, China, has been awarded LEED Gold Certification by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), marking JAHN’s first LEED Gold project in Asia. Completed in 2012, Leatop Plaza is a 302.7m-high (architectural height) commercial scheme which currently holds the title of 26th tallest building in China and 5th tallest in the city of Guangzhou.

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Architecture firm Goettsch Partners (GP) has been hired by developer China Resources Land Limited (CR Land) to design a massive project located in Neighborhood 2 of Shenzhen’s Qianhai district. The project covers 6.18 hectares and includes five commercial towers totalling 450,000 sq m – the firm’s largest project to date in China.

CITIC Securities Headquarters

CITIC Securities Headquarters

Rocco Design Architects has been awarded first place in an open competition for the new headquarters for CITIC Securities Company Limited in Shenzhen. The client will now negotiate with the top three firms in the competition before moving forward with the project. Located on the western gateway to Shenzhen Bay, the mixed-use development comprises 241,000 sq m of space on a 50,770 sq m site.