Transsion Tower -- building in 'Spirits of the Internet'
Public and featured spaces are integrated as modules within the building mass. Glass boxes hosting the three shared functional hubs are inserted into the tower to break up a plain building form. They interlock and juxtapose with other modules to create sheer contrasts between scales, void and solid, open and exclusive expressions. The design challenges the traditional top-down approach and explores possibility of future urban design that maximizes permeability and functional integration <Read more> HUNAN
Huayuan Yunxi-Changsha Hua Centre Phase II Development completed
A semi-enclosed micro-environment with natural ventilation and unobstructed daylight. The podium features a huge glass dome on top and yellow lights shedding at the entrance, just like Huanglong Cave where stalactites and stalagmites shimmers under colorful spotlights. The double ground floor design sensibly shifts a 3-metre altitude difference of the plot into value-added spaces with minimum construction effort ... <Read more> HONG KONG
17 building plans approved in October including four commercial projects
The declared cost of new buildings completed in the month was $7.7 billion Three residential sites will be sold by tender in the January-March quarter
The Anderson Road site is the largest of the three and can provide around 1,720 flats Tai Hang residential site awarded to CITIC
Shun Tak Holdings acquires development projects in Shanghai Four out of top five firms in GlobalData's leading 500 construction contractors list are from China
China-based contractors in the Global 500 Contractors list had executed contract values of US$327.4bn in 2019 Austin Road land plot awarded to SHKP for HK$42 billion
Experts in the industry said that it is probably the most expensive commercial site ever auctioned in Hong Kong. The site can be developed into 3.17 million sq ft of gross floor area for retail, office or hotel use, which would make it 12% larger than the International Commerce Centre, the tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong. Also in the news, a recent report by the Ministry of Cultural and Tourism announces that star-rated Chinese hotels generate RMB93.8 billion in the first half of 2019 ... <Read more> 4 historic buildings to be revamped
A total of $2.4 billion has been earmarked to cover the cost of works for the buildings
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