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June 23, 2017
A new model of building energy efficiency
Johnson Controls announced the completion and launch of its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Shanghai. The first triple-certified green building in China is expected to generate 44 percent savings in overall energy consumption compared to the local market standard
 
 
 
June 8, 2017
Redevelopment of Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus
The design of the buildings drew inspiration from traditional Taiwanese book cases to develop a series of shading 'shells' on the elevation, symbolising the encasing of knowledge in book cases, while interactive spaces are inspired by Taiwanese alleyways. ...
 
 
 
June 6, 2017
Completion of the fourth iclub hotel in Hong Kong
iclub Hotels continue to expand its footprint in Hong Kong with the opening of its fourth hotel in mid-2017. The iclub Ma Tau Wai Hotel features 340 trendy guestrooms on 20 floors and an innovative Mobile Key system will be introduced
 
 
 
May 25, 2017
Hong Kong based architectural firm to design New Manila Bay - City of Pearl Project
A 407-hectare city and new integrated CBD connected by a loop road network, with an advanced driverless railway system running throughout. The inner ring features an extensive central park and golf course, while the outer ring looks out onto the views of Manila Bay.
 
 
 
May 11, 2017
HKRI Taikoo Hui's shopping mall opens its doors with Star Wars Exhibition
The development covers an area of about 63,000 sq m, and a gross floor area of about 322,000 sq m, including a lifestyle shopping mall, two Grade A office towers, three boutique hotels and serviced apartments. The project is a 50:50 joint venture between HKR International and Swire Properties
 
 
 
May 10, 2017
Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen to open in summer 2017
The 258 rooms and suites feature a creative mix of music-inspired decor and modern Chinese elements. Located in the famed Mission Hills Centreville, the hotel offers convenient access to one of the best golf courses in the world
 
 
 
April 18, 2017
WKCDA launches Young Architects & Designers Competition
The competition is envisaged to provide a platform for emerging architects and designers to showcase their creativity and potential, as well as gain valuable experience. Young professionals are invited to participate in an innovative challenge to design a Temporary Pavilion at West Kowloon Cultural District
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Buildings of the Future: science fiction or science fact?
The world is changing at an exponential rate and science fiction is fast becoming science fact. We are moving towards an increasingly digital, interconnected society and with it comes the realisation that everything we know will change
Two elevator cabs operate independently in one shaft
The TWIN elevator system has two cars that operate independently in one shaft. It makes the most efficient use of available space, uses less energy and transports up to 40 percent more passengers than conventional elevators.
Hip Hing Construction celebrates the 55th Anniversary
To shape a better living environment for the people of Hong Kong – Incorporating special interview with Mr Patrick M S Kwan, Executive Director, Hip Hing Construction. E-versions available for download.
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Zero Carbon Building   CCTV Headquarters, Beijing   Versatile Tower, New York
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ITA Tunnelling Awards 2016 by The International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association   Advanced, high-performance silicone portfolio for building and construction industry   Quality Building Award 2016 – PMQ wins the Quality Excellence Award
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