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Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

Thornton To masetti Chairman & CEO Tom Scarangello has added another professional honor to his resume. He was inducted into the National Academy of Construct ion (NAC), which recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to the engineering and construction professions, at its Oct. 23 annual meeting in Charleston, S.C. “I’m honored to be elected into the National Academy of Construction and to be recognized by my peers for my contributions to advancing this industry,” he said.

October 31 prominent British architect Zaha Hadid celebrated her anniversary

October 31 prominent British architect Zaha Hadid celebrated her anniversary

October 31 prominent British architect Zaha Hadid celebrated her anniversary. The editorial board of Tall Buildings magazine extends felicitations uponthe artist birthday and wishes her inspiration and creative energy, which allows her to make people wonder and embody fantastic images into reality of architectural form.

The Heart of Silicon Valley

The Heart of Silicon Valley

International design firm, Steinberg, teamed with Insight Realty Co., has been selected to develop a prime downtown San Jose spot 180 Park Ave., better known as Parkside Hall. The City of San Jose chose the team’s mixed-use tower proposal that combines residential, office, a hotel, and new expansion space for the Tech Museum of Innovation.

Praemium Imperiale

Praemium Imperiale

October 21 was held a grand ceremony of delivery of the imperial awards. The Japan Art Association (JAA) has named French architect Dominique Perrault winner of the 2015 Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award. Lauded for his "wildly imaginative [or] abstractly minimal" designs, Perrault is known for masterfully blending innovative works with their context.

Harumi Residential Towers

Harumi Residential Towers

New York-based practice, Richard Meier & Partners has just announced that the first of the two Harumi Residential Towers planned for Tokyo has been completed. Prominently positioned in Harumi Chuo-ku City in Tokyo and adjacent to the site of the 2020 Olympic Village, the development is the first residential project in Japan to be designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier. Working alongside him has been design partner and colleague, Dukho Yeon.

Doone Silver’s design for a new landmark tower in Birmingham for Sterling Property

Doone Silver’s design for a new landmark tower in Birmingham for Sterling Property

Ventures and Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP has been given planning permission from Birmingham City Council. 103 Colmore Row will be a distinctive 211,000 sqft structure, replacing the former 1970s NatWest Tower. At 26 storeys and 336ft/102.5m high, it will be the tallest building in Birmingham’s central business district.

55 Timeless – the Perfect Subject for Taiwan

55 Timeless – the Perfect Subject for Taiwan

Richard Meier & Partners is proud to unveil the new CDC “55 Timeless” Xin-Yi Residential Tower in Taipei, Taiwan. Commissioned as an urban landmark by Continental Development Corporation, the tower rises 127 meters and will set a precedent in Taiwan as a private building that dedicates its entire landscape to the public realm. The building is currently under construction and on target to complete the superstructure by the end of this year with an opening expected in 2017.

Monumental City Gate

Monumental City Gate

This month saw the opening of the elegant new Bahrain Bay Hotel in Manama, Bahrain. The Four Seasons Hotel, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) officially opened its doors to guests at a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Bahrain’s Deputy Prime Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Four Seasons officials and other dignitaries.

Life in Nature

Life in Nature

Californian architects 5+ Design have completed the design for Krystal Laputa, a development of three multimillion dollar luxury high-rise residential towers and a bar, in the lakeside community of Luxelake. The cluster of buildings appears as a floating island, and the three towers, connected by canals and bridges, seem to hover over the lake.

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.