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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.

Fulton Street Tower

Fulton Street Tower

A new 75-story residential tower is planned at 92 Fulton Street, and the building is set to be developed by the Mavrix Group. Real Estate Weekly reported that the total cost will be $ 250 million, with completion of Mavrix ‘land assemblage imminent. 92 Fulton Street will have 250,000 square feet of space, which is a dramatic increase from the site’s previous proposal, which would have only been 22,000 square feet.

Transportation Hub for Shenzhen

Transportation Hub for Shenzhen

The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have been commissioned with the design of a new urban development project on a 45 hectare site in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. It comprises a transportation hub including five underground railway stations, a border control point and numerous commercial areas. Above ground there will be a range of tower blocks of different heights with apartments, shops and offices to form multifunctional city quarters.

Green Light for Eastern China

Green Light for Eastern China

The green light has been given for a new retail development and office tower designed by Broadway Malyan in Hefei, eastern China. Designed for CITIC Capital Holdings Limited (part of a larger state-owned investment company) the 170,000 sq m scheme is due to complete in 2015.

Rosewood Hotel for Abu Dhab

Rosewood Hotel for Abu Dhab

Located in Abu Dhabi’s new Al Maryah Island financial district between the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange and the Cleveland Clinic, Rosewood Abu Dhabi is a new 1,099,000 sq ft (102,000 sq m) luxury, mixed-use development. The complex includes a five-star 189-room Rosewood hotel, 131 serviced apartments, banquet facilities, meeting facilities, spa, fitness centre, retail space, restaurants, and parking facilities. The inspiration for the design was derived from the falcon and the art of falconry, which has a long history in the Middle East and remains an important part of the local heritage and culture.