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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 ...

GUANGZHOU
Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition opening from June 9 to 11
Leading figures from the lighting community to contribute to the programme through a lineup of talks

SHENZHEN
Shenzhen to model after housing policy in Singapore
Shenzhen will offer 1 million government-subsidised homes at as low as half of the prevailing market rate

International competition for the design of Shenzhen Bay Headquarters City
From 15 participants, three winners have been selected to collaborate in the design of a new 5.5 million sq m district that will become the new center of Shenzhen, a polycentric megacity of 20 million people. Henning Larsen is the only foreign team among the winners ...

Qianhai Guanze due for completion in 2020
Designed with an emphasis on the outdoor environment and connected living

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 ...

FUJIAN
Shangri-La Mixed-use Development in Fuzhou awarded
A layered approach to 'Old meets New' by architect Lead8

ZHEJIANG
Kerry Properties to develop residential/commercial site in Hangzhou
The project has a site area of 98,053 sq m is planned to yield a total GFA of 230,000 sq m

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

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
The InnoCell project - a smart living initiative
Four types of units in the 17-storey building to provide around 500 residential units

18 building plans approved in April
The declared cost of new buildings completed in the month was $7.4 billion

International Green Building Symposium Hong Kong
The HKSAR Government is promoting the city's sustainable development through green financial instrument

MoMA store to open at K11 Musea
Arch Capital to expand co-living business in Hong Kong

From City Airport to Airport City
The Airport Authority envisages an ongoing transformation that integrates the airport with many functions surrounding it, turning it into a much bigger entity - an Airport City - that drives the economic growth of Hong Kong and the region, while further strengthening HKIA's status as an international aviation hub ...

MoU on Construction Robotics and Automation System Development signed
Construction commenced on the "InnoCell", another pilot scheme applying MiC technology in 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 ...

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