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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

GUANGDONG
Dongguan International Trade Center topped out at 428 meters
The 88-storey office tower is the tallest building in Dongguan city, Guangdong province, China. The city hopes to establish itself as a showcase for products conceived and designed by home-grown talent. The Dongguan International Trade Center, a master-planned mixed-use development that broke ground in the heart of downtown in 2012, will play a key role in shaping the city's new identity. Designed by 5+design, the office building was topped out in the third quarter of 2019

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

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
Plans announced for Airside at CBD 2.0
Nan Fung Group has recently announced its plan for Airside, a 1.9 million sq ft mixed-use commercial development in the Kai Tak area (CBD 2.0). The flagship project, which set a record HK$24.6 billion land bid in 2017, comprises of a 47-storey mixed-used development building including an over 30-storey Grade A office and a multi-storey retail complex with an interconnected underground shopping street. The total investment in the project will reach HKD$32 billion

18 building plans approved in March
Eric Poon has been appointed Executive Director of the URA

Rising support for the construction industry
A total of 1,750 subsidy places will be provided under new measures

Detailed planning and design of the Tuen Mun South Extension to commence
The project is expected to start construction in 2023 for completion in 2030

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

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