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HEADLINE NEWS January 15, 2018


BEIJING
Schwarzman College awarded LEED Gold Certification
Set on the campus of Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, Schwarzman College opened its doors with the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars in 2016. Designed by Robert A M Stern Architects, the 200,000-sq ft campus houses one of the most advanced higher-education facilities in the world and is one of the first LEED Gold-certified academic buildings in China. ... <Read more>

ZHUHAI
Novotown welcomes new strategic partners
An integrated project with a mix of cultural and entertainment attractions currently under development in Hengqin Zhuhai by Lai Sun Group. The first phase of Novotown has a land area of approximately 130,000 sq m ... <Read more>

TAIWAN
Lè Architecture crowned Best International Office Architecture
Designed by Aedas, the LEED Gold project is located in Taipei, Taiwan

HONG KONG
Tung Chung $12 billion works contract signed
The contract covers reclamation works in Tung Chung East and advance works for the Tung Chung New Town Extension project was signed with Build King-SCT Joint Venture. Works began on December 29 and will provide land in phases with the first population intake in 2023 ... <Read more>

CLP's Argyle Street redevelopment project tender awarded to Sino
Site preparation works have been largely completed to build an exquisite residential development

Shaping Hong Kong's new Central Harbourfront
Benoy's urban design team has created a series of initial ideas to spark conversation and promote innovative thinking for the future of Hong Kong's New Central Harbourfront Site 3, which spans from Jardine House to the Central Ferry Piers, and is part of the government's new Central Harbourfront initiative ... <Read more>

Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong released
The Hong Kong Government recently released the Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong with a vision to build Hong Kong into a world-class smart city. It maps out development plans for the next five years to enhance the effectiveness of city management and improve people's quality of living ... <Read more>

Latest cost estimate for Shatin to Central Link at $87.3 billion
The Tai Wai to Hung Hom Section is expected to open in mid-2019

Farmland conversion studied
It is estimated that major developers are holding 1,000 hectares of agricultural land in the New Territories

23 building plans approved in October
Thirteen were for apartment and apartment-commercial developments

Housing target kept at 460K
The government currently holds enough land to build 237,000 public housing units

BEC launches Energy Efficient Retrofit Guide & Calculator
To reduce carbon emissions and to avoid unnecessary air pollution

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