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BEIJING
Phase Two extension of Indigo Beijing to commence work
Swire Properties recently announced that it will collaborate with Sino-Ocean Group to develop an extension of Indigo, Beijing, on a site adjacent to the existing development. The total investment for this new development is expected to be RMB23 billion

SHANGHAI
Pinghe Bibliotheater, Shanghai
When OPEN Architecture were given the extensive and jumbled-together program of a new school for 2000 students aged from 3 to 18 years, the immediate reaction was how dreadful it would be for a kid spending these many years fixed in one building. It was decided to break away from the current trend of school-as-megastructure

GUANGZHOU
Baiyuan Airport Phase 3 construction commenced
Designed to handle 870,000 flights and 140 millions passengers annually by 2045. Phase 3 Expansion has commenced construction recently. At present, the airport has three runways and two passenger terminals in operation which serves 80 million passengers annually ...

GILE 2020 closes, celebrating 25 year anniversary milestone
The next edition will take place from 9-12 June 2021 and will be again held at the China Import and Export Fair Complex

GUANGDONG
Zhongshan OCT Harbour shopping mall and apartments designs unveiled
A cultural-tourism project in Shiqi aimed to be a recreational destination in the west coast of the GBA

SHENZHEN
Shenzhen International Sports and Culture Exchange Centre
Spatial interaction engendered by vertical stacking ... the design divides the format into three parts: the office zone, the main venue "IN space" and the multifunctional space ... a community landmark building that integrates sports, culture and social interaction in Futian District of Shenzhen.

Shenzhen Pengcheng Laboratory
A holistic response to the design brief and the challenging terrain of the site. Phase one of the schemes' wider masterplan will manifest in circa 436,500 sq m of laboratory space incorporating a series of research spaces, with accompanying recreation, dining, sports and social facilities

ZHUHAI
Hengqin International Financial Centre (IFC) completed
The design is inspired by "The Nine Dragons", a famous stroll of Chinese painting from the Song Dynasty

MACAO
Galaxy awards MOP13 billion contract for Phase 4 expansion
Phase 3 of Galaxy Macau will include a 450-suite Raffles brand hotel and a convention center

Work on new urban areas, new bridge, airport expansion to begin in 2021
Macao new urban zone Area A is expected to provide a total of 28,000 public housing units. MOP2 billion contract to develop Areia Preta elderly housing project awarded, with expected completion in 2023

The Londoner Macao to open in January 2021
Macau International Airport is expected to receive 3.8 million passengers in 2021

HONG KONG
Kowloon East Regional Headquarters
The design of this new integrated complex combines functionality, sustainability and aesthetics

TKO link steel bridge erected
The entire project is scheduled for completion in 2022

Kai Tak site sold at a premium of $10.28 billion
Peak site awarded on a 50-year land grant at a premium of $7.25 billion

14 building plans approved in December
The projected private flat supply for the next three to four years is 92,000 units

$500m for enhancement works in country parks
To transform Hong Kong into a more liveable city

Solar energy scheme opens
The scheme aims to promote the development of local renewable energy

23 building plans approved in November
The department also issued 22 occupation permits

Kai Tak site to be sold
Fanling industrial site sold

Tung Chung land set for housing
Site selected for green form homes

Central harbourfront site to be sold
The site has a site area of about 47,967 sq m and is designated for non-industrial purposes

22 building plans approved
Consent was given for works to start on 12 building projects

Designing for senior living and community wellness
Ventria Residence is an active elderly community in the form of a senior hostel

11 Skies set to open in phases from 2022
Operated by K11, 11 Skies is a brand new landmark in Hong Kong for locals and tourists covering a gross floor area of 3.8 million sq ft. The destination will feature 2.66 million sq ft dedicated to dining and retail outlets and 570,000 sq ft for experiential entertainment facilities.

Airport City Development supported
An autonomous transport system will connect the HKBCF island, the airport, Skycity and Tung Chung town centre

Peak site to be sold
23 building plans approved in September

Eight Star Street is set for completion in 2022
Designed with smart living and wellness in mind

Hong Kong Palace Museum building structure completed
Funded by Hong Kong Jockey Club, the museum will be opened in mid-2022

21 building plans approved in August
Including six community services developments

Kai Tak site to be sold
Tender invitation will be closed on November 27

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