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BEIJING
Shangri-La unveiled hotel plan for Beijing Winter Olympics
15 national logistics hubs to commence construction in China this year

SHANGHAI
SIBT and SSHT 2019 concluded successfully
Smart office, home and community elements created intelligent industry ecosystem

ISH Shanghai & CIHE will open its doors from 3-5 September 2019
Shanghai International Trade Fair for Heating, Ventilation, Air-conditioning & Home Comfort System

Shanghai ITC Development design unveils
The project will include grade-A offices, a premium retail mall and a luxury hotel. Developed by Sun Hung Kai Properties and designed by Lead8, the mixed-use development is being constructed in phases with completion expected by late 2023

GUANGZHOU
Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition opening from June 9 to 11
Leading figures from the lighting community to contribute to the programme through a lineup of talks

CHONGQING
Chongqing builds the most twisting tower in the world
The vertical facade expression interweave with linear curves, to compose a fluid visual rhythm of the design. The project is expected to be completed in 2022, positioning itself as one of the "Most Twisting Towers in the world"... The magnificent twisting sculpts an impressive torsional shape for the tower. The maximum twisting angle is up to 8.8 degrees per floor, noticeably surpassing existing super high-rise tower in the world by nearly 1.5 times. After completion, it is expected to be one of "The Most Twisting Towers in the world". Innovative facade technology from RFR empowers precise execution of such challenging design ...

SHENZHEN
Shenzhen to model after housing policy in Singapore
Shenzhen will offer 1 million government-subsidised homes at as low as half of the prevailing market rate

International competition for the design of Shenzhen Bay Headquarters City
From 15 participants, three winners have been selected to collaborate in the design of a new 5.5 million sq m district that will become the new center of Shenzhen, a polycentric megacity of 20 million people. Henning Larsen is the only foreign team among the winners ...

Qianhai Guanze due for completion in 2020
Designed with an emphasis on the outdoor environment and connected living

FUJIAN
Shangri-La Mixed-use Development in Fuzhou awarded
A layered approach to 'Old meets New' by architect Lead8

ZHEJIANG
Kerry Properties to develop residential/commercial site in Hangzhou
The project has a site area of 98,053 sq m is planned to yield a total GFA of 230,000 sq m

MACAO
Private capital participation in 'Belt and Road' infrastructure projects
KPMG China launched a new report charting the course of 'Belt and Road' cooperation together: Enhancing international private capital participation in 'Belt and Road' infrastructure projects was written in collaboration with the Institute of Market and Price of the NDRC and China International Contractors Association ...

MIECF builds a platform for companies to expand and explore more green business opportunities
An international eco-event of profound importance since its debut 12 years ago, the next MIECF will be held from 26 to 28 March 2020.

HONG KONG
K&K Property won Tuen Mun site
Kai Tak land sold for HK$2.45 billion

Centre of Excellence set up
Around 150 major project leaders will complete the programme in the coming three years

Land enforcement stepped up
A task force to step up enforcement against unlawful occupation of government land

Kai Tak Area 4A Site 1 sold for $12.73 billion
The site's minimum and maximum gross floor areas are 59,969 sq m and 99,948 sq m

Hong Kong International Airport T1 renovation
The Boarding Gate Transformation project is expected to be completed in 2021

Opening of the Heung Yuen Wai Highway
The 4.8 km Lung Shan Tunnel is the longest twin tube road tunnel in Hong Kong

The InnoCell project - a smart living initiative
Four types of units in the 17-storey building to provide around 500 residential units

18 building plans approved in April
The declared cost of new buildings completed in the month was $7.4 billion

International Green Building Symposium Hong Kong
The HKSAR Government is promoting the city's sustainable development through green financial instrument

MoMA store to open at K11 Musea
Arch Capital to expand co-living business in Hong Kong

From City Airport to Airport City
The Airport Authority envisages an ongoing transformation that integrates the airport with many functions surrounding it, turning it into a much bigger entity - an Airport City - that drives the economic growth of Hong Kong and the region, while further strengthening HKIA's status as an international aviation hub ...

MoU on Construction Robotics and Automation System Development signed
Construction commenced on the "InnoCell", another pilot scheme applying MiC technology in Hong Kong

27 building plans approved including six commercial development
Declared cost of new buildings completed in February was $5.9 billion

Annual target to upgrade 150 government man-made slopes
Also to conduct safety-screening studies for 100 private man-made slopes

The largest residential site in Kai Tak site sold for HK$9.89 billion
Chow Chung-kong named URA Board Chairman for a 3-year term

Construction begins on the Shaw Auditorium at HKUST
The Shaw Auditorium at one of Hong Kong's major education centers promises new dimensions of cultural experiences for all. Designed by Henning Larsen, the art transformable auditorium is poised to become the first of this type of building in Hong Kong to achieve a BEAM Platinum sustainability rating ...

The Greater China Hotel Report 2018 launched
Record-breaking tourism arrivals in Hong Kong reaching over 65 million in 2018

Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong wins Outstanding Design Award
Among the features pulled out for special recognition were the layouts that bring fresh air right into the classrooms and common spaces, the double-glazing of external windows for sound and thermal insulation, as well as the maximization of the use of diffused natural light ...

InnoCell in Hong Kong Science Park
It is the first Pre-acceptance approval for MiC in Hong Kong with GBP approval, whereby free-standing integrated modules completed with finishes, fixtures and fittings are manufactured and assembled in a prefabrication factory. Leigh and Orange Limited is being appointed by Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation as the Lead Architectural Consultant for the Development of InnoCell ...

New youth hostel to be built in Yuen Long
Two residential land lots in Mong Kok to provide up to 300 residential units

Waterfront projects expect participation from the private sector
15 residential sites for private flats will be sold in the coming financial year

The Chief Executive visited the MiC Display Centre
Local contractors facing challenges on site safety, manpower shortage and rising construction costs

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