Schwarzman College awarded LEED Gold Certification
Set on the campus of Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, Schwarzman College opened its doors with the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars in 2016. Designed by Robert A M Stern Architects, the 200,000-sq ft campus houses one of the most advanced higher-education facilities in the world and is one of the first LEED Gold-certified academic buildings in China. ...

WF Central lifestyle retail destination set to open soon
Developed by Hongkong Land, the design of WF Central blends into the historic fabric of Wangfujing District. The project comprises 150,000 sq m of retail, dining and hospitality hub in Wangfujing.The development also includes the 74-room Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing which will open later in 2018 ...

The Sukhothai Shanghai is scheduled to open in April, 2018
The 201-room contemporary lifestyle hotel is designed by Neri & Hu

Pfizer build its first LEED-NC Platinum certified pharmaceutical factory in the world
Johnson Controls was involved throughout the full design and construction process of the project

Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology 2017 achieved record-breaking figures
Comprehensive display of the latest innovations receives positive approval by fairgoers

Hongqiao Purple County Mansion project boasts 5G technology
The Hongqiao project is being pre-qualified by China 3-Star and DGNB certifications. Also in Shanghai, the headquarters of the New Development Bank (NDB) broke ground recently at the former Shanghai Expo site zone A. The new bank building is scheduled for completion in September 2021 ...

Prolight + Sound Guangzhou: Refreshed 2018 edition to explore possibilities in technological convergence
Show highlights solutions in communication and conferencing, karaoke and home theatres

Novotown welcomes new strategic partners
An integrated project with a mix of cultural and entertainment attractions currently under development in Hengqin Zhuhai by Lai Sun Group. The first phase of Novotown has a land area of approximately 130,000 sq m ...

Huafa International Seafront Garden to complete in 2022
The project comprises 376,000 sq m of mixed use accommodation, spanning across 3 sites and stretching 600 m along Nanwan Road - one of the major boulevards leading to the upcoming Hongkong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge ...

Hualuxe Hotel of the Ocean Empire opens in Xiamen
The IHG Hualuxe Hotel of the Ocean Empire in the seaside city of Xiamen, China, opened recently. The project includes 57,000 sq m of the hotel and 34,000 sq m of office space. Within the hotel tower are 351 bedrooms above a podium containing a 1,500 sq m ballroom and two restaurants ...

Vertical urban space in Zhengzhou design unveiled
Zhenghong Property Air Harbour Office Project, designed by Aedas, comprises three interconnecting office buildings in Zhengzhou, the provincial capital of Henan Province. The design scheme delivers a straight forward solution by laying three office blocks along a narrow site, catering to government, corporate tenants and the client ...

Chengdu to build 677m tall super highrise
The tallest building completed in China at present is the 632m Shanghai Tower. Located in Pudong, Shanghai Tower has 118 storeys and a total GFA of approximately 433,954 square meters. Currently, the tallest building under construction in Chengdu is the Shu Feng 468 project ...

Le Architecture crowned Best International Office Architecture
Designed by Aedas, the LEED Gold project is located in Taipei, Taiwan

Dian Lake International Health Town in Kunming commenced construction
It is an important new project that will contribute to the vision of Kunming to become the center for health and wellness in China. Designed by John Portman & Associates, the firm recently finalized a contract with Greenland to begin work on Phase 1-2 of the project ...

Zhejiang World Trade Center to commence construction
Located in the Huanglong financial district, and close to the West Lake, the Zhejiang World Trade Center, designed by Leigh & Orange is primarily an underground redevelopment with a total construction area of 79,250 sq m, including 24,700 sq m of new commercial spaces ...

Raffles City Hangzhou - all-in-one destination for living, working and leisure
Conceived as a lively vertical neighbourhood, the sixty-storey 250 m-tall highrises contain residential units, Grade A offices, a hotel, a rooftop helipad and a 116,000 sq m six-storey podium accommodates retail, restaurants, leisure facilities and parking ...

2018MIECF to be Held in April, to Continue Its Role as 'Green Platform'
To be held from April 12 to 14 with the theme "Shaping of Eco-Cities for Inclusive Green Economy"

Hong Kong's construction industry must continue to upgrade
Wider adoption of innovative technology to enhance productivity, built quality, environmental performance and site safety

Four commercial/hotel sites to be put up for sale this year
Land Sale Programme unveiled. 27 residential sites are on the list which will provide 15,200 units. The largest commercial site is above the terminus of the Hong Kong Section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link ...

Tsing Yi site to be sold
It has a site area of 1,335.6 sq m with a minimum gross floor area of 5,431 sq m

20 building plans approved in December
The declared cost of new buildings completed in December totalled $14 billion

Revised waterworks law enforced
It specifies the people who are allowed to conduct plumbing works

Property owners fined $70,000
For failing to comply with repeated orders to remove illegal structures

Build4Asia 2018 Visitor Online Pre-Registration is now open!
The Technology Showcase for the Building, Electrical Engineering and Security Industries

Reclamation and advance works launched for TCNTE
It will provide 49,000 residential flats and 870,000 sq m of commercial floor space

Tsuen Wan Sports Centre won a BEAM Plus Provisional Gold rating
38 pollution convictions in December including the heaviest penalty handed down against a construction company

Private flat supply for the next 3 to 4 years remains at 97,000 units
61,000 units under construction, excluding pre-sold units by developers and 27,000 units which can start any time

20 building plans approved
Including 11 apartment and apartment-commercial developments and 3 commercial developments

Kai Tak West $6.242 billion works contract signed
The works include the construction of a 370-metre underwater tunnel

Kowloon Tong site awarded to Wharf (Holdings) at $12.451 billion
Chinachem Group won a Kwun Tong residential site at $3.1 billon

Tung Chung $12 billion works contract signed
The contract covers reclamation works in Tung Chung East and advance works for the Tung Chung New Town Extension project was signed with Build King-SCT Joint Venture. Works began on December 29 and will provide land in phases with the first population intake in 2023 ...

CLP's Argyle Street redevelopment project tender awarded to Sino
Site preparation works have been largely completed to build an exquisite residential development

Shaping Hong Kong's new Central Harbourfront
Benoy's urban design team has created a series of initial ideas to spark conversation and promote innovative thinking for the future of Hong Kong's New Central Harbourfront Site 3, which spans from Jardine House to the Central Ferry Piers, and is part of the government's new Central Harbourfront initiative ...

Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong released
The Hong Kong Government recently released the Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong with a vision to build Hong Kong into a world-class smart city. It maps out development plans for the next five years to enhance the effectiveness of city management and improve people's quality of living ...

Latest cost estimate for Shatin to Central Link at $87.3 billion
The Tai Wai to Hung Hom Section is expected to open in mid-2019

Farmland conversion studied
It is estimated that major developers are holding 1,000 hectares of agricultural land in the New Territories

23 building plans approved in October
Thirteen were for apartment and apartment-commercial developments

Housing target kept at 460K
The government currently holds enough land to build 237,000 public housing units

BEC launches Energy Efficient Retrofit Guide & Calculator
To reduce carbon emissions and to avoid unnecessary air pollution

CUHK Rural Architectural Project wins top international award
An anti-seismic earth house built by the One University One Village (1U1V) team at The Chinese University of Hong Kong has been awarded the World Building of the Year 2017 at the World Architecture Festival - 'the Oscars of architecture' ...

The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong contract awarded
The contract worth over HK$1 billion was awarded to Gammon by Parkland (Hong Kong) Ltd

Relocation of Sha Tin sewage treatment plant takes 11 years to complete
Relocating terminals a long-term option which would involve the construction of large-scale infrastructure

Cheung Sha Wan residential site awarded at a premium of $17.28 billion
Expert in the field said the total development cost of the project may exceed HK$22 billion

HKA selected for a HKIA framework agreement to support the delivery of 3RS
HKA will lead a consortium delivering best in class planning, programming, risk and BIM expertise drawn from its own global pool of advisers and its specialist delivery partners ...

Cheung Sha Wan hotel site sold to Sun Hung Kai Properties
Total investment of the luxury hotel development is expected to reach approximately HK$8 billion

URA Peel Street/ Graham Street Project (Site C) awarded
A consortium of Wing Tai and CSI has won the development contract

Kai Tak project targets start-ups and creative enterprises
Wheelock awards $800 million Plantation Road villas project main contract to Gammon

Swire Properties unveils new co-working hub
blueprint relaunches at Taikoo Place, the newest milestone of its HK$15 billion redevelopment project

Three Pavilion designs shortlisted for the inaugural Hong Kong Young Architects and Designers Competition
Launched in April 2017 and open to Hong Kong residents either studying or who have graduated in architecture, design or a related discipline during the last 10 years, the competition received a total of 320 entries. The shortlisted three designs will be taken forward for further development with the support of the WKCDA ...

22 building plans approved and consent was given to start on 15 building projects
Tai Po Kau residential site was awarded to Manifold on a 50-year land grant at a premium of $323 million

Malvern College Hong Kong new campus building topped out
The construction of the superstructure took a fast-track approach and completed in six months. With a total GFA of approximately 24,000 square metres, construction of the new school started in April 2016 and is scheduled for completion in August 2018 ...

Swire Properties joins Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
The company also named 2017 Global Sector Leader by Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark

Creative idea unveiled for Central Harbourfront Site 3
In response to the government's new Central Harbourfront initiative, design teams have created a series of initial ideas to spark conversation and promote innovative thinking for the future of Hong Kong's New Central Harbourfront Site 3, which spans from Jardine House to the Central Ferry Piers ...

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