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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.

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.