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Mandarin Oriental hotel and residences in Melbourne, Australia by Zaha Hadid Architects

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has signed a management contract for a new signature hotel and branded residences to be developed in Melbourne, Australia. The project is expected to open in 2023, and is the Group’s first announced property in Australia.

The hotel and residences will be located on Collins Street, in the mixed-use 185-metre tower designed by Zaha Hadid, and will play a part in the ongoing regeneration of the city’s Central Business District. Located in the heart of Melbourne’s financial and legal district, the project is close to the Docklands and the Southbank tourist and entertainment precinct.

Image Courtesy © Visualarch

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Mandarin Oriental hotel and residences
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Photography: Visualarch
  • ZHA Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
  • ZHA Director: Gianluca Racana
  • ZHA Project Directors: Michele Pasca di Magliano and Viviana Muscettola
  • ZHA Project Associates: Andres Madrid and Michele Salvi
  • ZHA Project Team: Johannes Elias, Pauline Gidoin, Millie Anderson, Michael Sims, Gaganjit Singh, Natasha Gill, Yooyeon Noh, Vincent Yeung, Hee Seung Lee, Nhan Vo, Sam Mcheileh, Luca Ruggeri, Michael Rogers Juan Camilo Mogollon, Effie Kuan, Julia Hyoun Hee Na, Maria Tsironi, Ashwanth Govindaraji, Cyril Manyara, Cristina Capanna, Massimo Napoleoni, Kostantinos Psomas, Megan Burke, Veronica Erspamer, Ahmed Hassan, Marius Cernica
  • Local Architect: PLUS Architecture

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Zhuhai Hengqin Headquarters Complex (Phase II) in China by Aedas

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Article source: Aedas 

Aedas-design Zhuhai Hengqin Headquarters Complex (Phase II) sits in a prime area on the Hengqin Island in Zhuhai, in close proximity to the Lotus Bridge that links to Cotai, Macau. Overlooking some of the largest casino resorts across the river, the development is set to be an integrated cultural tourism-oriented complex with two high-rise Grade-A office towers and a series of retail, banquet, entertainment and leisure venues.

Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: Zhuhai Hengqin Headquarters Complex (Phase II)
  • Location: Zhuhai, China
  • Client: MCC International Investment Development Co., Ltd.
  • Directors: Andy Wen and Keith Griffiths
  • Gross Floor Area: 486,257 sq m
  • Completion Year: 2019

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Circular Quay Tower in Sydney, Australia by Foster + Partners

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Article source: Foster + Partners 

Foster + Partners has been appointed to design a new office tower as part of an urban precinct that is set to reinvigorate part of Sydney’s iconic Circular Quay. Located between George and Pitt streets – a stone’s throw away from the city’s famous harbour – the scheme is characterised by a network of pedestrian laneways that criss-cross the site at different levels. The laneways will be lined with shops, cafes and bars, celebrating Sydney as a unique destination.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Circular Quay Tower
  • Location: Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia

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Expo 2016 Antalya Observation Tower in Turkey by Nita Architects

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

Article source:  Nita Architects

At the heart of Mediterranean, Antalya carries the trace of ancient history surrounded with a splendid natural beauty. With a prospective climatic state and an average temperature of 35°C and 300 day a year being sunshine, Antalya becomes one of the vibrant touristic city in the world.

Image Courtesy © Gürkan Akay

  • Architects: Nita Architects,(Serdar Kızıltaş, Z. Melike Atay Kızıltaş)
  • Project: Expo 2016 Antalya Observation Tower
  • Location: Antalya, Turkey
  • Photography: : Gürkan Akay
  • DesignTeam: Serdar Kızıltaş, Zeynep Melike Atay Kızıltaş
  • Project Team: Zeynep Hacıhanefioğlu
  • Consultation: Mehmet Keresteci(Mechanical Engineer), Gökhan Güvendiksoy (Facade Consultant)
  • Facade Engineering: Metal Yapı
  • Mechanical Engineer: TSO
  • Electrical Engineer: KEY
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 1700 m²
  • Completion Year: 2016

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GEYSIR – KV HEKLA in Stockholm, Sweden by C.F. Møller Architects

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

Article source: C.F. Møller Architects

Geysir is a new and modern residential tower in Kista, north of Stockholm, which, with its central location, simultaneous will serve as the City’s new meeting place.

Geysir will, in terms of both expression and content, become a significant building that will unify residents of Kista and the surrounding urban districts.

Image Courtesy © C.F. Møller Architects

  • Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
  • Project: GEYSIR – KV HEKLA
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Client: Aros Bostad and Vasakronan
  • Size: 15000 m² (13.000 housing and 2.000 m² retail)
  • Year: 2017

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1 Bligh in Sydney by ingenhoven architects

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Article source: ingenhoven architects

The 1 Bligh tower in Sydney’s financial district, highly visible when viewed from the Harbour Bridge, is a prominent addition to the city’s skyline. Australia’s first truly “green” skyscraper is a 28-storey tower with a height of 139 m. The tower combines the highest grades of sustainability, spatial efficiency, carefully designed integration into the immediate urban environment and a spectacular view of the harbour. Employees in almost all offices can enjoy the panoramic views due to the elliptical shape of the building.

Image Courtesy © H. G. Esch

  • Architects: ingenhoven architects
  • Project: 1 Bligh
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: H. G. Esch
  • Client Dexus, Sydney
  • Credits: ingenhoven architects
  • GFA 45,000 sq m
  • Execution 2009 – 2011

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San Francisco Airport Control Tower in California by Fentress Architects

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Article source: Fentress Architects

A new, environmentally friendly airport traffic control tower has opened at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) designed by Fentress Architects of Denver in association with HNTB Architects of San Francisco.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO), the “gateway to the Pacific”, is a world-class airport serving tens of millions of domestic and international passengers annually.  Committed to maintaining a competitive facility, the Replacement Airport Traffic Control Tower and Integrated Facilities project provides a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Traffic Control Tower, including a new Integrated Facility base building for offices, support and other airport functions.

Image Courtesy © Fentress Architects

  • Architects: Fentress Architects
  • Project: San Francisco Airport Control Tower
  • Location: California, USA

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Charlotte NC’s Newest Office Tower in North Carolina by John Portman & Associates

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: v2com

John Portman & Associates (JPA) is pleased to announce the grand opening of 615 South College in Uptown Charlotte. A celebration was held on Thursday, May 18 where Charlotte business leaders and commercial real estate professionals joined representatives of John Portman & Associates to commemorate the occasion.

Debut of 615 South College Charlotte, Image Courtesy © John Portman & Associates

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Observation Tower Negenoord in Belgium by De Gouden Liniaal Architecten

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Article source: De Gouden Liniaal Architecten

Negenoord is a former gravel extraction area (about 150ha), which is now transformed to a nature reserve called Maasvalley Riverpark, 2500 hectares in size and located on both sides of the Belgium-Netherlands border which is formed by the Maas river. The redevelopment also gives more space for the river creating a flooding area.

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

  • Architects: De Gouden Liniaal Architecten
  • Project: Observation Tower
  • Location: Negenoord, Belgium
  • Photography: Filip Dujardin
  • Software used: SketchUp, Autocad

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150 North Riverside Office Tower in Chicago, Illinois by Goettsch Partners, Inc.

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Article source: Goettsch Partners, Inc. 

Chicago-based developer Riverside Investment & Development celebrated the debut of the 150 North Riverside office tower, which opened for business in February, with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony today. Comprising 1.25 million rentable square feet, the building is located in Chicago’s West Loop on one of the most prominent sites in the city, bounded by Randolph and Lake streets at the confluence of the north, south and main branches of the Chicago River. Designed by architecture firm Goettsch Partners (GP), the tower features a very narrow structure at its base in order to fit between seven active Amtrak rail lines to the west and the river to the east. The building’s compact footprint opens up to highly efficient, column-free office floors above and allows for the majority of the two-acre site (more than 75%) to be developed as a landscaped public park, riverside amphitheater and riverwalk.

Image Courtesy © Nick Ulivieri

  • Architects: Goettsch Partners, Inc.
  • Project: 150 North Riverside Office Tower
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Photography: Nick Ulivieri

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