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BEIJING
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 ...

SHANGHAI
SIBT and SSHT 2019 concluded successfully
Smart office, home and community elements created intelligent industry ecosystem

ISH Shanghai & CIHE will open its doors from 3-5 September 2019
Shanghai International Trade Fair for Heating, Ventilation, Air-conditioning & Home Comfort System

GUANGZHOU
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

CHONGQING
Chongqing builds the most twisting tower in the world
The vertical facade expression interweave with linear curves, to compose a fluid visual rhythm of the design. The project is expected to be completed in 2022, positioning itself as one of the "Most Twisting Towers in the world"... The magnificent twisting sculpts an impressive torsional shape for the tower. The maximum twisting angle is up to 8.8 degrees per floor, noticeably surpassing existing super high-rise tower in the world by nearly 1.5 times. After completion, it is expected to be one of "The Most Twisting Towers in the world". Innovative facade technology from RFR empowers precise execution of such challenging design ...

SHENZHEN
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 ...

MACAO
Private capital participation in 'Belt and Road' infrastructure projects
KPMG China launched a new report charting the course of 'Belt and Road' cooperation together: Enhancing international private capital participation in 'Belt and Road' infrastructure projects was written in collaboration with the Institute of Market and Price of the NDRC and China International Contractors Association ...

HONG KONG
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

K&K Property won Tuen Mun site
Kai Tak land sold for HK$2.45 billion

Centre of Excellence set up
Around 150 major project leaders will complete the programme in the coming three years

Land enforcement stepped up
A task force to step up enforcement against unlawful occupation of government land

Kai Tak Area 4A Site 1 sold for $12.73 billion
The site's minimum and maximum gross floor areas are 59,969 sq m and 99,948 sq m

Hong Kong International Airport T1 renovation
The Boarding Gate Transformation project is expected to be completed in 2021

Opening of the Heung Yuen Wai Highway
The 4.8 km Lung Shan Tunnel is the longest twin tube road tunnel in Hong Kong

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