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Wind Tower in Salmiya, Kuwait by AGi Architects

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Article source: AGi Architects

Wafra Vertical Housing introduces a new concept to urban living that adapts to the evolving lifestyle of 21st Century contemporary Kuwait. Considering the increasing demand for land in the city, the transformation of single family dwelling typologies becomes a must, where tenants should be able to enjoy privacy as well as benefit from vertical solution amenities and prime location.

Image Courtesy © AGi architects

  • Architects: AGi Architects (Nasser B. Abulhasan, Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea)
  • Project: Wind Tower
  • Location: Salmiya, Kuwait
  • Client: Wafra Real Estate Co.
  • Project Leaders: Stefania Rendinelli, Lulu Alawadhi
  • Project Team: Georg Thesing, Juan Carlos Jimenez, Cristina Ruiz, Alfredo Carrato, Ehsan Abdulrasoul Rahimi, Ibrahim Abu Fayyad
  • Engineers: Arturo Macusi, Joseph Thomas
  • Area: 6,500 sqm
  • Date: 2014-2017


Ventilation Towers for the Northern Link in Stockholm, Sweden by RUNDQUIST ARKITEKTER AB

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017



As part of the development of the Northern Link in Stockholm, &Rundquist has designed two ventilation towers, located in different areas within the National City Park in Stockholm, one at Frescati and another in Värtan. Their function is to ventilate the air from Northern Link’s traffic tunnel and to reduce the emission levels at its entrances. Being placed within the National City Park, the towers’ design in relation to the park environment is very important.

Image Courtesy © Kasper Dudzik

  • Architects: RUNDQUIST ARKITEKTER AB ( Rundquist Architects, Henrik Rundquist, Jonas Nyberg, Anna Undén, Peter Sundin, Johan Kronberg)
  • Project: Ventilation Towers for the Northern Link
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Photography: Robert Andersson and Kasper Dudzik
  • Client: Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration), Martin Hellgren, Magnus Enblom, Mats Broman
  • Collaboration: Kungliga djursgårds förvaltningen, Gunnar Haeger, Henrik Niklasson
  • Construction specifications: Ramböll, Bengt Pettersson
  • Contractor: Martinsons, Daniel Wilded
  • Construction contractor: Martinsons, Greger Lindgren
  • Gross Area: 44,8 m2 per tower
  • Project Start: 2004
  • Construction Year: 2013-2015


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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