June 21, 2017

Industry News
Cocobay Towers -- a new architectural icon in Da Nang, Vietnam
Designed by Atkins, the two towers will be connected by the world's tallest glass-floored bridge

Hong Kong Building & Construction 20 Years Review (1997-2017)
Published by BUILDING JOURNAL to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong SAR Government

1,800 experts and decision makers share practical ideas to transform cities worldwide
The urgent need to swiftly translate sustainability strategies and best practices into actionable urban development plans was a key theme of the World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 that concluded in Hong Kong on June 7

Buildings of the Future: science fiction or science fact?
The world is changing at an exponential rate and science fiction is fast becoming science fact. We are moving towards an increasingly digital, interconnected society and with it comes the realisation that everything we know will change

Development rights for West Rail's Kam Sheung Road station residential project awarded
The project will provide over 1,600 units and is scheduled for completion in 2025

Residential supply to reach a record high of 96,000 units in the next 3-4 years
Office demand in Central's premium buildings remained strong

Airport Authority announced new Board Appointments
From 1 June 2017, the AA Board will comprise of 17 members

Products & Services
The editions -- new extended collection from Zumtobel
Zumtobel presents creative lighting solutions with a touch of TECHxtra

Brisbane Ferry Terminals awarded Good Design Award of the Year
A significant shift away from previous design conventions, with respect to aesthetics, flood resilience and accessibility

Key trends and predictions into the future of urban street use
With consumerism shifting to online and the changing function of streets worldwide, Angus Bruce of HASSELL expressed his view

Mandarin Oriental Pudong Shanghai received major awards
The group has also announced hotel projects in Shenzhen, Chengdu and Chongqing, all to be open in the next few years

Two elevator cabs operate independently in one shaft
The TWIN elevator system has two cars that operate independently in one shaft. It makes the most efficient use of available space, uses less energy and transports up to 40 percent more passengers than conventional elevators.

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