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Green Roof for the Barclays Center

Green Roof for the Barclays Center

Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) and Shanghai-based Greenland Group Co. (Greenland) have announced that they will install a green roof on Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Boosting Cross Border Trade

Boosting Cross Border Trade

A design competition to masterplan two prime sites in the Shenzhen Qianhai Special Economic Zone has been won by Farrells. Initiated to boost cross border trade between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, the mixeduse development is destined for an easily-accessible site adjacent to the Qianhaiwan Metro Station.

Samsung’s Evolution

Samsung’s Evolution

Construction of the new 56-storey SMDP, LLC-designed Samsung headquarters broke ground on 27 February in Beijing. The 2 million sq ft project will be one of 16 new global corporate headquarters located within the eastern central business district currently being developed. Samsung chose Chicago-based international architecture firm SMDP to lead design efforts because of the firm’s previous work coupled with its global experience and knowledge of working with Samsung.

Chicago Spire Out of Bankruptcy

Chicago Spire Out of Bankruptcy

In 2008 construction stalled on Santiago Calatrava’s Chicago Spire – one of many victims of the financial crisis. What would have been the tallest building in the United States shuddered to a halt as the money dried up and all that remains to this day is a 76ft by 110ft hole in the ground on a prime site in the Windy City.

High-Tech Campus for Tencent

High-Tech Campus for Tencent

Having worked closely with major internet firms Google and Amazon in the creation of their high-tech campuses, NBBJ is well-versed in the design of offices for web-based companies. The international firm has now teamed up with the third-largest internet company in the world – Tencent – to design the e-commerce giant’s new home in Shenzhen.

Hainan Island in Bloom

Hainan Island in Bloom

The smallest province in China, Hainan Island, is soon to gain an immense new hotel and conference centre complex from an internationally-renowned practice. Goettsch Partners has just released details of its Rosewood Sanya and International Finance Forum in Haitang Bay, due to complete in 2015.

Reforma Towers for Mexico

Reforma Towers for Mexico

A glistening white mixed-use scheme is destined to grace the Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City, a significant thoroughfare that splices the city in two. The new face on this bustling street is a two-pronged development by Richard Meier & Partners and Diametro Arquitectos entitled Reforma Towers.

Tour of 432 Park Avenue

Tour of 432 Park Avenue

On the WAN website for those who is interested in the latest NYC developments is presented an exclusive video interview with CEO of WSP Cantor Seinuk Silvian Marcus in which the charismatic engineer takes a tour of the elegant 432 Park Avenue tower.

Nine Elms Catalyst Completes

Nine Elms Catalyst Completes

Recently has been completed construction of the tallest residential building in London, designed by Broadway Malyan and realized by contractor Brookfield Multiplex. The Tower, One St George Wharf rises more than 180m above the nearby River Thames and is part of the wider Nine Elms development. The Tower was one of the first major redevelopment schemes in the Nine Elms project, as Pete Vaughan, Director at Broadway Malyan explains.

Skinny Skyscraper

Skinny Skyscraper

Melbourne-based firm BKK Architects (Black Kosloff Knott) have received approval for their new skinny tower, set to be Melbourne’s tallest narrow skyscraper, from the city’s minster for planning, Matthew Guy.