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SHANGHAI
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 ...

Yuqiao Science Innovation Centre is designed for AI development
Located within the first zone of the World Expo Park of China, a pilot free-trade zone in Shanghai, the project has been specifically designed to cater to artificial intelligence (AI) development, identified as one of the top priority industries in China ...

Xuhui ASE Mall -- a newly completed project in Shanghai designed by DLN
The 130,000 sq m mall is a socially oriented shopping complex with a focus on entertainment and food and beverage business. The traditional concept of atrium is replaced by the walking street and piazza in between the units ...

GUANGZHOU
Prolight + Sound Guangzhou 2018 to host a series of top level industry seminars during the show in May
The concurrent fringe programme will feature the highly anticipated signature PLSG Annual Training Course

GUANGDONG
New DNA Shopping Mall officially opens in Foshan
Designed by Leigh & Orange, the marine-themed interiors captured the essence of sea travelling through a number of key features

SHENZHEN
John Portman & Associates to design iconic landmark in Shenzhen
Developed by Shenzhen Prince Bay Shang Long Real Estate Co Ltd, the complex will feature a 5-star hotel with 350 guestrooms encompassing a total area of approximately 40,000 sq m of hotel space and approximately 10,000 sq m of retail ...

Shimao Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Center commenced construction
Developed by the Shimao Group, construction of the 700-meter tall super highrise has begun. The Shimao Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Center is located in the Longgang District of Shenzhen. The development cost of the project is estimated at approximately RMB50 billion yuan ...

ZHUHAI
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

Hengqin MCC Headquarters Complex (Phase II) awarded at RLI
Design of the two towers and the small banquet building in between took reference from the totem of two dragons chasing for a pearl which symbolises good fortune and happiness in ancient Chinese myths ...

FUJIAN
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 ...

HEBEI
Valley XL, a major new cultural development project in China unveiled
Over 988 acres of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region to be transformed into an arts and ecology town, with an ambition to work in partnership with national and international arts institutions, Valley XL will encourage artistic development and provide new platforms for contemporary art, exhibitions, research, and artistic dialogues ...

JIANGSU
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 ...

Regeneration of historic industrial site in Nanjing
Benoy has been appointed to redevelop a new mixed-use destination on the banks of the Yangtze River in Nanjing, China. Working with developer MCC Real Estate Group, Benoy will regenerate a historic ice storage warehouse as part of a wider masterplan for the Yangtze River Bridge area ...

SICHUAN
Chengdu Unicom Island masterplan unveiled
OMA's design for Unicorn Island in Chengdu, China, has been selected as a winning entry in an international design competition. The ambitious design competition, initiated by the Chengdu government, has the potential to become a symbol of China's changing economy ...

ZHEJIANG
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 ...

MACAU
2018MIECF offers platform for the development of eco-cities and a 'Green' economy
The 2018 Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum and Exhibition (2018MIECF) will be held from April 12 to 14, with the theme "Shaping of Eco-Cities for Inclusive Green Economy"

MIECF Connects Local Enterprises to Global Green Innovation Trends
The 2018 Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum and Exhibition (2018 MIECF) is to be held from April 12 to 14

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
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

Tender awarded for premium logistics centre at HKIA
A joint venture led by Cainiao Network, the logistics arm of Alibaba Group will design, construct, finance and manage the centre. Occupying a site of about 5.3 hectares and with an estimated gross floor area of 380,000 square metres, the centre will be the third-largest warehouse in Hong Kong ...

Swire Properties introduces Tong Chong Residences
A new residential development in the heart of Taikoo Place

Kai Tak site awarded to Sun Hung Kai Properties
The $25.161 billion site could provide a maximum GFA of 131,495 sq m

URA makes record offer for buildings in Sai Ying Pun
The project covers a total area of about 12,000 sq ft, involving 14 buildings

Yau Tong industrial site to be developed jointly by Sino and CSI
The development will provide approximately 500 residential units by 2025

Tuen Mun logistics site awarded to Goodman for a premium of $2.75 billion
The new logistics facility will accommodate the latest advancements in automation and robotics

Tender awarded for Integrated Retail, Dining and Entertainment Development in Skycity
New World Development has been awarded the right to develop and manage a world-class destination commercial development (Site A2 and A3) in Skycity at Hong Kong International Airport, scheduled to be opened in phases from 2023 to 2027 ...

Operation Building Bright 2.0 will be launched
Government to partner with various organisations to help owners maintain their properties

Incentives set for energy savings
To promote renewable energy development, the government will set a Feed-in Tariff rates

To minimise water main bursts and reduce leakage rate are priorities of WSD
Government works departments are reminded to declare the poor performance of any contractor

$300 billion capital works programme launched by Hospital Authority
The extra funding will support the second 10-year hospital development plan

Harbourfront enhancement initiatives to commence
The government will invite external organisations to submit ideas on the facilities

Tsing Yi site sold for $867.3 million
The total gross floor area will include a public transport terminus

WKCD strong construction progress with five major venues currently under construction
First to open at the end of 2018 will be the Xiqu Centre. Freespace will be opened in 2019. The Palace Museum is due to break ground in April 2018 and the opening of the museum is expected in 2022 ...

WEEE*PARK officially opened
The park, with a wide range of green building features, will be accredited in accordance with the BEAM Plus standard

WKCDA commenced planning development of ACE
ACE will be developed under a Build-Operate-Transfer arrangement to capture creative opportunities in design, construction and management. Private sector investors/ partners will be invited to tender in late 2018 for the right to construct and operate the facilities ...

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

East Kowloon residents will be better protected from flooding
Improvement works on a section of the Kai Tak River will be completed soon

Antique building deal approved
Under the arrangement, the owner will pay full market value premium for the land exchange

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

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