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.

Organic urban Oasis in Beijing Wangjing
The five towers of the development are sensibly distant from one another, providing generous public spaces with greenery extending all the way to the Wangjing Park north to site. The designer paid great attention to the volume of towers for a proper scale ...

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

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

Prolight + Sound Guangzhou continues to expand in scale, reflecting current market trends
To be held at Area A & B of the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou from 19 to 22 February 2020

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

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 ...

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

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

Tung Chung to provide 50,000 new flats
Tung Chung New Town extension provides over 50,000 residential flats, including 32,000 public housing units as well as over 800,000 sq m of gross floor area for office use ...

Promenade connecting Tamar and the Convention & Exhibition Centre opened
Forming the longest harbourfront promenade within Victoria Harbour, covering a total distance of 4.5 km

A consortium of developers including China Overseas bought former runway site
The consortium is paying a premiumof HK$15.95 billion for Area 4A Site 2 at the former Kai Tak airfield

Rail project in pipeline
MTRC to start the detailed planning and design for the Tuen Mun South Extension in 2020. In planning the extension, the government needs to consider the impacts on nearby residents arising from the proposed alignment and the possible mitigation measures ...

Wong Chuk Hang Station project clinched by Kerry, Sino, Swire consortium
22 building plans approved in August comprising 10 apartment and apartment-commercial developments

To Envision Urban Transport System of Tomorrow
Business Environment Council Presents EnviroSeries Conference

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