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Pushing the Boundaries of Tradition

Pushing the Boundaries of Tradition

BC Prestige is an urban transformation and mix-used scheme designed by 4M Architecture and rrgA for Signature Holding, and is planned for construction in Arbil, Northern Iraq. The scheme offers 2,500 luxury residences together with commercial, social and recreational areas, and adds a dash of dynamism to its locality through its bold internal and extroversive forms.

Scimitar as a Symbol of Hospitality

Scimitar as a Symbol of Hospitality

Katara Hospitality, the global hotel developer, owner and operator based in Qatar, clinched two accolades at the 2015 World Travel Awards, “Middle East’s Leading Hospitality Development Company” for the second year running and “Middle East Leading Tourism Development Project” for the iconic Katara Towers development in the Marina District of Doha’s Lusail City.

53W53 Closer to Realization

53W53 Closer to Realization

The New York office of the international real estate firm Hines announced this month that it has closed on the purchases of air rights necessary to build 53W53, a luxury residential tower located next to MoMA. The project has been designed by Jean Nouvel with interiors by Thierry Despont.

Roche Corporate Headquarters

Roche Corporate Headquarters

Herzog & de Meuron has revealed plans for the 3 billion Swiss franc [€2.5 billion], 10-year redevelopment plan for the corporate headquarters of Swiss pharmaceuticals company Roche in Basel.

Gardens in the Sky

Gardens in the Sky

The dynamic exterior of the 65-storey mixed-use Lotte Center Hanoi tower – designed by global architecture and design firm Callison – celebrates the cultural heritage of Vietnam by following the lines of the unique Vietnamese long-dress, the Ao Dai.

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.