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Diamond Gloss of Xuhui Binjian Media City

Diamond Gloss of Xuhui Binjian Media City

Aedas has won a competition to design a 155m-high office tower in Shanghai as part of a 9-block district. Three of the blocks in the district have already been scooped up by DreamWorks Animation and the occupants of the Aedas-designed blockwide tower will have view over the DreamWorks cluster.

One Blackfriars

One Blackfriars

UK developer St George is set to launch a new landmark 52-storey tower designed by Ian Simpson architects on the banks of the River Thames, helping to redefine a new standard for luxury residential in London.

177 Pacific Highway

177 Pacific Highway

Bates Smart has designed the first office tower in North Sydney in six years, Leighton Properties announced this week. The international developer revealed its latest scheme – 177 Pacific Highway – on 20 August and plans to occupy 76% of the tower when it completes in 2016.

Energy Tower for Texas

Energy Tower for Texas

At a public meeting on 20 August to discuss the future construction of Energy Tower in Midland, Texas, developer Energy Related Properties requested that the city contribute $75m to the realisation of this mammoth 56-storey tower. The project is estimated to cost $475m in total and has been designed by Edmonds International as a truly mixed-use facility with office, residential, hospitality and public amenities.

The Rational Architecture

The Rational Architecture

Located in Saudi Arabia’s financial center in Riyadh, this stock exchange building is endowed with technologically advanced functions while asserting the identity of this pivot of the economy of the Middle East. Chosen in an international competition, the exterior is equipped with louvers to allow for both panoramic views and shielding against the heat of the sun. The design mobilizes numerous stateof- the-art technologies to assure sustainability in the desert environment.

The Best Gherkin of Decade

The Best Gherkin of Decade

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced its first 10 Year Award recipient: 30 St. Mary Axe, London, United Kingdom, popularly known as “The Gherkin.”

The Future of Farming?

The Future of Farming?

With agricultural land being snapped up for urban developments, is the high-rise vertical farming becoming a viable option for China? This 187.5 m-high structure by Javier Ponce Architects (JAPA) has been awarded a Citation in the FuturArc Prize 2013. The concept addresses issues of land use in China and suggests a series of lightweight, flexible structures for vertical farming, keeping China at the forefront of the agricultural industry.

Onwards and Upwards

Onwards and Upwards

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill have designed an elliptical new office tower in the heart of downtown Calgary. The 27-storey tower was unveiled by Manulife Real Estate and will be managed by the Calgary office of Pivotal Projects. It is destined for completion in March 2017.

Sky Gardens and Meandering Waterways for Yongjia

Sky Gardens and Meandering Waterways for Yongjia

A competition to design the Yongjia World Trade Centre in the new Chinese city of Wenzhou has been won by international practice UNStudio. The 500,000 sq m complex comprises 5 towers from 287 m to 146 m in height stitched together with a meandering network of open green spaces and waterways.