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SHANGHAI
Bauma China - record number of exhibitors before the start of the trade fair
More than 3,300 exhibitors from 40 countries, far more visitors expected compared to last edition

Creating an urban oasis in the center of the city
Developed around the concept of the Vale, the overall masterplan scheme positions the buildings around the periphery of the site forming an intimate space with a soothing microclimate through the center of the development ...

ISH Shanghai & CIHE kicks off next week
Mapping the latest home comfort trends in East and Central China

New culturetainment hub to open in Shanghai
DreamCenter, a 460,000 sq m creative and lifestyle destination will feature performance venues, creative media studios, theatres, cinemas, galleries, retail areas as well as restaurants and bars. Located at the West Bund Media Port in the Xuhui district, the project is scheduled for completion at the end of 2018 ...

GUANGZHOU
New World and Guangzhou Metro jointly develop metro station site
The 70,936-sq m site is located atop the Hanxi Changlong metro station in Panyu, Guangzhou

ZHUHAI
A signature sky bridge for Henggin CRCC Plaza
Sky bridge to connect all towers in a mixed-use development. Creating a loop in the sky which symbolises integration, connection and communication, Hengqin CRCC Plaza features a signature sky bridge that links all four towers within the development and offers office, retail and leisure facilities as well as outdoor terraces ...

The St Regis Zhuhai to be unveiled in September 2018
The hotel is located at the top from the 41st to 72nd floors of Zhuhai Tower, the iconic city landmark

HEBEI
A 450-metre skyscraper to reflect the philosophy of heaven-man
The tower offers Grade-A offices, serviced apartments, five-star hotel, restaurants and an observatory deck at the top

JIANGSU
Urban complex Hong Leong City Center opens
Suzhou is famously known as 'the paradise on earth'. The architectural design produces a unique organic form which melds seamlessly into the city's breathtaking landscape ...

Winning design for Greenland Wuxi 200 unveiled
Designed by John Portman & Associates, the 200-meter tower comprising hotel, long-term stay, and sky villas - are stacked. Each cube responds to its vertical position within the urban context. The project represents the third international design competition win for the firm this year ...

SHAANXI
Qujiang Creative Circle in Xi'an approaching final completion
The project will embody the very essence of The Oval Partnership's unique "Open City" planning principles. The development will provide 527,000 sq m of mixed-use space including office, retail, residential, entertainment, recreational and public amenities ...

SICHUAN
Tianfu Olympic Sports City in Chengdu will cost RMB26 billion to build
Sasaki and Aecom are among the finalists to compete for the final design of the core area

TAIWAN
National Trade Center projects a cultural symbol
A 165-metre tall office building located in Taichung city, Taiwan

YUNNAN
Spring City 66 progressing in full speed
The mixed-use development has a total gross floor area of 432,000 square meters, comprising a world-class shopping mall, a 63-story Grade A office tower, serviced apartments and 2,000 car parking spaces. The mall is expected to open in mid-2019 ...

ZHEJIANG
A future community-focused retail and commercial destination in Ningbo
The scheme of Ningbo If mall, designed by Benoy, has been recently unveiled to the public. The development comprises three major blocks covering an approximate GFA of 46,000 sq m ...

Olympic Vanke Centre to complete in 2021
A mixed-use development located in the CBD of Hangzhou, host city of the Asian Games 2022. Designed by LWK Partners, the innovative working hub promotes interactions, active engagement and sustainability. An urban oasis that mitigates the surrounding blandness ...

WenZhou Incity Mega design unveiled
The 250,000 sq m Wenzhou Incity Mega designed by Benoy will be the first commercial complex in SCPG's new 'Mega' product line. Throughout the mixed-use scheme, the connection to the waterfront is central to the design ...

HONG KONG
A hub for hospitality training
Designed by L&O for VTC, the new premises of International Culinary Institute was completed recently. The design of this new facility is inspired by the shape of a SALT CRYSTAL - a basic but magical ingredient that preserves food and brings out tantalizing flavors across all cuisines ...

Tung Chung Line Extension plan under review
To extend the existing Tung Chung Line to the west with two additional stations

Contract awarded by WKCDA for Lyric Theatre Complex and Extended Basement
The HK$5.5 billion Works Contract has been awarded to Gammon Construction

Kai Tak residential site sold
It has a site area of 9,708 sq m and is designated for private residential purposes

Reclamation plan to be studied
Cost estimate on reclamations is at about $13,000 to $15,000 per square metre

13 building plans approved in September
The declared cost of new buildings completed in September was about $8.6 billion

3 HKU buildings declared monuments
The 3 buildings are Fung Ping Shan Building, Eliot Hall and May Hall

Exploring HK through architecture
The exhibition features 16 groups of exhibits by 28 young Hong Kong professionals

MiC Display Centre officially established
The 2-storey MiC Display Centre consists of 10 modular units to showcase six types of show flats, including an exhibition area, a hotel unit, a hostel unit, an Elderly Home unit, a 3-bedroom residential flat and a 1-bedroom residential flat ...

An innovatively designed, purpose-built Early Childhood Education complex
Redevelopment of Lower Primary School at Hong Kong International School

CIC Sustainable Construction Award Conference and Presentation Ceremony
Construction Innovation and Technology Fund could trigger the construction industry to build an innovative culture

Opening ceremony of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge was held in Zhuhai
Lantau - a "Double Gateway" to the world and other Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area cities

The Lantau Tomorrow Vision
It involves the overall planning of the city and implementation of a number of major infrastructure projects in the coming decades. It covers the development areas at artificial islands with a total area of about 1,700 hectares near Kau Yi Chau, North Lantau and the coastal areas of Tuen Mun ...

Topside development at Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities of HZMB
Airport Authority welcomes government's support to Aerotropolis Development

Hong Kong Institute of Construction officially opened
To inherit professional skills to nuture Exceptional Talents

First Modular Integrated Construction pilot project commences
Disciplined Services Quarters for the Fire Services Department commenced construction

Land supply views submitted
Reactivating reclamation projects to create land supported by grassroots and industrial, commercial and professional sector

Hong Kong Section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail opened
Spans 26 km and connects with the 25,000 km-long national high speed rail network

2 sites to be sold
The tender invitation for the lots will open on September 28

Reclamation works for 3RS on schedule
Deep cement mixing (DCM) to improve ground conditions for areas located over contaminated mud pits

MTR invities EOI for Ho Man Tin project
Gammon is appointed Management Contractor for the M+ Project

Xiqu Centre to achieve practical completion this month
Construction works of the Hong Kong Palace Museum project also remain on schedule

Wong Chuk Hang Station Package Three Property Development tender awarded
The project will provide a total commercial/residential GFA of approximately 1.5 million sq ft

High Speed Rail Service starts on 23 September 2018
MTR to work closely and align with the government on announcement mechanism in relation to Railway Protection Area

16 building plans approved in June
Including 9 apartment-commercial developments and 3 commercial developments

Revitalisation of Tsui Ping River
Appointed by the Drainage Services Department, Atkins undertakes the design and construction for the revitalisation of Tsui Ping River in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong. The project aims to revitalise the existing nullah into a green and vibrant river ...

Hong Kong is beefing up its flood prevention systems
An artificial flood lake is under construction at the Anderson Road Quarry Site development

Fanling industrial site sold
93K flats forecast for the coming 3 to 4 years

Construction levy thresholds to be raised
Contractors are not required to pay levies for construction operations that do not exceed $3 million from July 30

15 building plans approved in May
Consent was given for works to start on 11 building projects

Expansion of Hong Kong International Airport into a Three-Runway System (3RS)
The estimated construction cost is HK$141.5 billion of which approximately 40% will be used for land formation. In addition, up to HK$22 billion will be invested for environmental protection measures, including advanced reclamation methods and horizontal directional drilling ...

Mariners' Club to be revamped
The site will be redeveloped into a composite building upon premium settlement

A non-residential site of 3,765 sq m in Fanling will be sold
13 building plans approved in April including four commercial developments

Tai Kwun -- Centre for Heritage and Arts opened
The largest heritage revitalisation project ever undertaken in Hong Kong

Lead 8 has been appointed as lead design architect for SkyCity Airport RDE complex
The project is scheduled to be completed in phases from 2023 to 2027, with retail, dining and state-of-the-art entertainment facilities

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