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Smart City for Ningbo

Smart City for Ningbo

The Hong Kong office of Paul Davis + Partners has released images of a 120,000 sq m mixed-use development in Ningbo, China. The scheme has been designed for Gao Investments and will blend residential units with retail outlets and commercial developments.

Leafing through the Skies

Leafing through the Skies

Centrally located between Jakarta’s city centre and the international airport, Ciputra International, designed by international architecture practice Aedas, will set a new benchmark for premium development in the city.

Super Tower for Thai Capital

Super Tower for Thai Capital

Developer G Land has revealed details of a new high-rise tower planned for Rama IX Road in Bangkok. The 125-storey tower is due to rise in the city’s latest Central Business District and will offer the first 24-hour office facilities in Bangkok.

Champions Cup

Champions Cup

ARK (Reza Kabul Architects) has shared its latest design with WAN. The literal concept is dedicated to the Sri Lankan Cricketers that won the 1996 World Cup and is comprised of four cricket bat shaped structures with a cricket ball balanced between the handles. The team has selected Colombo as the location for this project.

Flying Garden Ready to Take Off

Flying Garden Ready to Take Off

The designs for the Flying Garden Tower project, released by Coop Himmelb(l)au will form part of the Gateways Gardens district in Frankfurt, Germany. The building will be located in the urban district development Gateways Gardens that is part of Frankfurt Airport City, one of Europe’s main transportation hubs.

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.