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Queensland’s River Resort

Queensland’s River Resort

Destination Brisbane Consortium’s design concept is one of two being considered for the integrated resort development in the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane district. The Consortium that comprises Echo Entertainment Group, Far East Consortium and Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Cottee Parker Architects – lead designers of the core integrated resort – brings together a unique collaboration of international and local designers to merge sub-tropical lifestyle and world-class architecture.

Upcycle for Seifert Icon

Upcycle for Seifert Icon

One of London’s most infamous landmarks, Centre Point tower at the east end of Oxford Street designed by Richard Seifert in the sixties begins its transformation to a second life today. Rick Mather Architects and Conran and Partners will create 82 exclusive residential apartments from the former office building for property developer Almacantar, The building, including its highly acclaimed concrete fenestration, will undergo a full redevelopment.

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.