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BEIJING
Shangri-La unveiled hotel plan for Beijing Winter Olympics
15 national logistics hubs to commence construction in China this year

SHANGHAI
Swire Properties and Lujiazui Group name Shanghai retail project - Taikoo Li Qiantan
With a GFA of approximately 120,000 sq m, the project is scheduled to open in phases at the end of 2020

Ikea's parent company to develop a US$1.2 billion mall in Shanghai
The new shopping mall, termed an "Ingka Center," will be open in 2022. The mall will also have office space for 3,000 Ikea employees, which makes it one of the company's biggest worldwide base ...

Bauma China - record number of exhibitors before the start of the trade fair
More than 3,300 exhibitors from 40 countries, far more visitors expected compared to last edition

GUANGZHOU
Construction begins on Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City
The RMB1.4-billion smart industry park is scheduled to be completed in 2020

New World and Guangzhou Metro jointly develop metro station site
The 70,936-sq m site is located atop the Hanxi Changlong metro station in Panyu, Guangzhou

SHENZHEN
Foster + Partners to build China Merchants Bank HQ in Shenzhen
The 350-metre office tower will bring the company's 13,000 strong workforce under one roof. Complemented by a 180-metre-high luxury hotel and office mixed use tower, cultural and retail amenities, and green connections to the waterfront ...

JIANGSU
Urban complex Hong Leong City Center opens
Suzhou is famously known as 'the paradise on earth'. The architectural design produces a unique organic form which melds seamlessly into the city's breathtaking landscape ...

JILIN
Changchun CR Center construction began
The mixed-use complex with a 300-meter-tall tower in Changchun is designed by Lead8 with Goettsch Partners. Plans for the development of the 8-acre (34,000-sq m) parcel in the city comprise multiple towers, including office space, high-end residential units, and fully furnished serviced apartments ...

SICHUAN
Tianfu Olympic Sports City in Chengdu will cost RMB26 billion to build
Sasaki and Aecom are among the finalists to compete for the final design of the core area

ZHEJIANG
Xinhu Hangzhou Prism construction commenced
Construction has begun on OMA's pyramid-shaped mixed-use building - Xinhu Hangzhou Prism - which forms the heart of Hangzhou's Future Tech City in the new Technology Central Business District. The project is commissioned by Zhejiang Xinhu Haichuang Group ...

Ningbo port site to be transformed into a commercial destination
Developed by Sino Ocean, the 140,000-sq m project is designed by Benoy

A future community-focused retail and commercial destination in Ningbo
The scheme of Ningbo If mall, designed by Benoy, has been recently unveiled to the public. The development comprises three major blocks covering an approximate GFA of 46,000 sq m ...

MACAO
MIECF builds a platform for companies to expand and explore more green business opportunities
An international eco-event of profound importance since its debut 12 years ago, the next MIECF will be held from 26 to 28 March 2020.

2019MIECF to be held in late March
Promoting ecological civilization and green development

Macao-based O+O platforms focusing on the Greater Bay Area
Connecting international traders and investors with companies in one of the most vibrant bay regions in the world - the Guangdong-Hongkong-Macao Greater Bay Area

Macao Outlying Island Hospital invites tender
The entire development comprises seven buildings and occupies a site area of 77,000 sq m. The recent invitation for tender covers three buildings with a site area of 23,000 sq m, which will provide a total GFA of approximately 276,500 sq m ...

Macao Central Library design unveiled
Designed by MAA, the new building will commence construction in 2020

HONG KONG
27 building plans approved including six commercial development
Declared cost of new buildings completed in February was $5.9 billion

Annual target to upgrade 150 government man-made slopes
Also to conduct safety-screening studies for 100 private man-made slopes

The largest residential site in Kai Tak site sold for HK$9.89 billion
Chow Chung-kong named URA Board Chairman for a 3-year term

Construction begins on the Shaw Auditorium at HKUST
The Shaw Auditorium at one of Hong Kong's major education centers promises new dimensions of cultural experiences for all. Designed by Henning Larsen, the art transformable auditorium is poised to become the first of this type of building in Hong Kong to achieve a BEAM Platinum sustainability rating ...

The Greater China Hotel Report 2018 launched
Record-breaking tourism arrivals in Hong Kong reaching over 65 million in 2018

Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong wins Outstanding Design Award
Among the features pulled out for special recognition were the layouts that bring fresh air right into the classrooms and common spaces, the double-glazing of external windows for sound and thermal insulation, as well as the maximization of the use of diffused natural light ...

InnoCell in Hong Kong Science Park
It is the first Pre-acceptance approval for MiC in Hong Kong with GBP approval, whereby free-standing integrated modules completed with finishes, fixtures and fittings are manufactured and assembled in a prefabrication factory. Leigh and Orange Limited is being appointed by Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation as the Lead Architectural Consultant for the Development of InnoCell ...

New youth hostel to be built in Yuen Long
Two residential land lots in Mong Kok to provide up to 300 residential units

Waterfront projects expect participation from the private sector
15 residential sites for private flats will be sold in the coming financial year

The Chief Executive visited the MiC Display Centre
Local contractors facing challenges on site safety, manpower shortage and rising construction costs

Yuen Long residential site sold to Lai Sun
Nine commercial developments building plans approved in January

Annual capital works expenditure to exceed $100 billion
Holistic approach to strengthen cost management and uplift the performance of public works projects, DEVB is gearing up for the establishment of a Centre of Excellence for Major Project Leaders to equip public officers with more innovative minds and enhanced leadership skills for delivering public works projects ...

Progress of reclamation works of 3RS
The 3RS project comprises different components, many of which have either been completed on time or ahead of schedule. According to plan, AA is confident to commission the new Third Runway by 2022 and the entire 3RS by the end of 2024, and within the budget of HK$141.5 billion ...

Symposium on the Outline Development Plan for the Greater Bay Area
Consolidating Hong Kong's status as international financial, transportation and trade centres

Study to commence on construction of a 1,000-heactare artificial island
The government will reclaim 32 hectares of the Fanling Golf Course for housing

Central-Wan Chai Bypass fully open
Construction commenced in December 2009 at an estimated cost of HK$36 billion

Tender awarded for site in Tai Po
Tai Po Town Lot No 244 has a site area of about 32,900 sq m

Redevelopment of hotel in Tin Shui Wan into a housing estate
Former Emperor Hotel in Happy Valley to make way for a new leased apartment

Industrial building uses relaxed
Five specific non-industrial uses do not need to apply for a temporary waiver

Kai Tak site sold for $11.26 billion
Kwu Tung North and Fanling North New Development Areas will provide 71,800 housing units

DSD implements Hong Kong's first large-scale barrage scheme
To build climate resilience and promote sustainable development in low-lying town

Government awards contract for Kai Tak Sports Park
The contract for the design, construction and operation has been awarded to the Kai Tak Sports Park Ltd (a subsidiary of New World Development Co Ltd and NWS Holdings Ltd). Its project team comprises experts experienced in design, construction, venue management, sales and marketing, and retail and operation ...

Tender awarded for residential site in Kai Tak
Around 3,000 applicants for URA "starter homes" project

URA Tai Kok Tsui redevelopment project to commence
Emperor Group to sell Inn Hotel Hong Kong in Yau Ma Tei for HK$1.1 billion

Street tree guide published by the Development Bureau
Hong Kong's urban forest is vulnerable to outbreaks of pests and diseases and diminishes soil quality

Phase 1 infrastructure works of Kwu Tung North and Fanling North NDAs gazetted
The NDAs will provide 72,000 housing units for about 190,000 people. Population intake is expected to start in 2023 and full implementation of the NDAs will take more than 10 years to complete ...

Shenzhen-Hong Kong special tech zone planned
New Immigration Tower proposed in Tseung Kwan O

TKO data centre site sold
Sunevision won the 27,444 sq m site for a premium of $5.456 billion

Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme
Built Heritage Conservation Fund to implement the first five batches of projects

Public housing proportion to increase
20,000 private flats completed on average every year from 2018 to 2022

2 sites to be sold by public tender
Including a commercial site at Kai Tak and a residential site at Tai Po

A hub for hospitality training
Designed by L&O for VTC, the new premises of International Culinary Institute was completed recently. The design of this new facility is inspired by the shape of a SALT CRYSTAL - a basic but magical ingredient that preserves food and brings out tantalizing flavors across all cuisines ...

Tung Chung Line Extension plan under review
To extend the existing Tung Chung Line to the west with two additional stations

Contract awarded by WKCDA for Lyric Theatre Complex and Extended Basement
The HK$5.5 billion Works Contract has been awarded to Gammon Construction

Kai Tak residential site sold
It has a site area of 9,708 sq m and is designated for private residential purposes

Reclamation plan to be studied
Cost estimate on reclamations is at about $13,000 to $15,000 per square metre

13 building plans approved in September
The declared cost of new buildings completed in September was about $8.6 billion

3 HKU buildings declared monuments
The 3 buildings are Fung Ping Shan Building, Eliot Hall and May Hall

Exploring HK through architecture
The exhibition features 16 groups of exhibits by 28 young Hong Kong professionals

MiC Display Centre officially established
The 2-storey MiC Display Centre consists of 10 modular units to showcase six types of show flats, including an exhibition area, a hotel unit, a hostel unit, an Elderly Home unit, a 3-bedroom residential flat and a 1-bedroom residential flat ...

An innovatively designed, purpose-built Early Childhood Education complex
Redevelopment of Lower Primary School at Hong Kong International School

CIC Sustainable Construction Award Conference and Presentation Ceremony
Construction Innovation and Technology Fund could trigger the construction industry to build an innovative culture

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