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BEIJING
Guidelines for emergency operation and management of office buildings for dealing with "novel coronavirus"
published by the Architectural Society of China on February 5, 2020 for your reference.

SHANGHAI
Tank Shanghai -- an art center without boundaries
Tank Shanghai's design purposefully rejects the idea of a bordered site. Long, sloping landscaped meadows down to and around each tank gallery offer open access to the street and riverside, inviting visitors and passerby to move freely between the city, nature, and art. Amidst the backdrop of Shanghai's many more exclusive cultural projects, this gesture creates surprising social inclusivity. Many of those who come to the Tanks do so not only to view an art show, but ...

Hongkong Land acquired mixed-use site in Xuhui Binjiang of Shanghai
China's construction & real estate industry M&A deals total $8.42bn in Q4 2019

GUANGZHOU
Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology rescheduled to 30 Sept - 3 Oct 2020
Serving the electrical engineering, intelligent building and smart home markets

Nansha IFF permanent venue commenced construction
The project is located at the estuary of the Pearl River in the Nansha district of Guangzhou city, right in the center of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the fourth largest bay area in the world. The International Finance Forum (IFF) permanent venue will comprise convention and exhibition centers, conference hall, banquet hall, press center, hotel facilities, etc

SHENZHEN
Hubei Coordination Urban Renewal Project
The project brief calls for a purposeful design to inject new vitality

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

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 ...

SICHUAN
Chengdu Renhe Town -- oriental charm in modernity
Renhe Town stands at a prime location adjacent to Chengdu government's new administration center. The development comprises residential units at Phase 1 and commercial mixed-use complex at Phase 2. Continuing the minimalist design of Phase 1, the designer, Aedas Executive Director Cary Lau, brings forward a commercial landmark with a unique silhouette that carries a classic elegance of the Orient

Xichen Paradise Walk, Chengdu
Retail spaces are evolving into lifestyle complexes that are inspiring, diversified and immersive to surround visitors with a curated experience to fulfil various lifestyle and social needs. Chengdu's Xichen Paradise Walk in China, designed by LWK + PARTNERS, encourages social interaction and community life with high transparency and accessibility to bring together people, their neighbourhoods and nature. It is a pilot project of the third-generation Paradise Walk brand, setting a new benchmark for future projects

HONG KONG
Contractor appointed for WKCD Artist Square Bridge
The bridge will provide a direct connection between the developments above MTR Kowloon Station

WKCDA awarded major works contract
Foundation and Excavation and Lateral Support (ELS) works for Zone 2A will commence soon

Tung Chung Line extension design to start
The extension project is one of the seven recommended railway schemes under the Railway Development Strategy 2014 to serve the Tung Chung New Town Extension along the Tung Chung West and Tung Chung East areas. The project comprises the Tung Chung West Extension, which is a 1.3-kilometre-long extension from the rail line's existing Tung Chung Station to a new station at the Tung Chung West area

Ap Lei Chau site to be sold
Designated for non-industrial purposes, the site area is about 1,128.8 sq m

Renewable energy exemptions started
Individuals installing renewable energy systems at their residential premises are exempted. As at end 2019, the two power companies have received over 7,000 FiT applications, of which about 6,000 have been approved. The solar panels used in these approved applications can cover about 70 standard football pitches

WKCDA enters a new phase of district development
WKCDA's Chief Executive Officer Mr Duncan Pescod reported the approval by the Legislative Council Finance Committee of the public infrastructure works funding application on 20 March 2020. The works include the Artist Square Bridge and the remaining works for the Integrated Basement for the district. The M+ project is in its final stages of construction and it is hopeful to obtain the OP by the end of the second quarter of 2020

Construction subsidies disbursed
Eligible companies or workers can submit their applications on or before August 31

Kai Tak site to be sold
It has a site area of about 19,788 sq m with a minimum GFA of 64,679 sq m

Anderson Rd site opens for tender
The tender invitation will close on May 15

Plan to redevelop the Air Mail Centre at HKIA
AA is developing a premium logistics centre and enhancing HKIA’s capability in handling high-value cargo

Private sector will complete 19,600 private residential units annually from 2020 to 2024
Response to the housing supply announced in the Budget 2020 by local industry expert

93K private flats projected
10 land transactions in 2019 Q4

21 building plans approved in November 2019
Consent was given for works to start on 10 building projects

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 ...

4 historic buildings to be revamped
A total of $2.4 billion has been earmarked to cover the cost of works for the buildings

29 building plans approved in September
Including 11 apartment/commercial developments and 8 commercial developments

Concession for new buildings adopting MiC
ArchSD's 2019 Sustainability Report released

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