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[1 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

German architect firm HENN has been selected to develop a new Chinese skyscraper, according to archdaily.com. The firm won a competition to develop the Cenke Tower, which will be based in the Taiyuan area. The skyscraper, which is set to be 280 metres high, will feature a “convex shells” design. The front and the rear […]

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[25 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Chinese officials have celebrated breaking ground on what will be the world’s biggest residential tower, Sky City, motherboard.com reports. As reported in May, plans were approved for the 200-storey tower, which will be located in Changsta in the Hunan province of China. Comprising pre-fabricated modules, the 838 metre structure has been designed to solve increasing […]

News, Sustainability »

[23 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]

A partnership has been struck between Shanghai International Shipping Services Centre (SISSC) and the UK’s built environment research centre, BRE, with a view to encouraging sustainable construction in China, theconstructionindex.co.uk reports. The aim of the agreement is to promote and grow green practices in China, using the sustainable building, technology and design expertise of British […]

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[3 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]

Work has begun on what will become China’s second tallest building, morningwhistle.com reports. The country’s biggest property developer, Evergrande Real Estate Group Limited, has confirmed that foundation work on the Evergrande International Finance Center was completed on 21 December. Situated in Jinan city, in the central business district of China’s Shandong province, the multi-function Center […]

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[29 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

You’ll be seeing things from a totally different perspective if you visit this museum in Nanjing, China. The unique design of the Nanjing Contemporary Art & Architecture Museum was created by US-based Steven Holl Architects. Spectacular serpentine style Image source via (Photo: © Iwan Baan) At first glance you may wonder where the inspiration came […]

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[18 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

China is dominating skyscraper design by planning dozens of 200m and 300m buildings bdoline.co.uk reports. New Research by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat showed that 23 buildings over 200m were completed in the last year alone. By the end of this year, the number of structures over 200m is expected to be […]

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[1 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

Whilst the familiar appeal of skyscrapers has wained in places where they are ubiquitous such as NYC, the same cannot be said for cities experiencing bursts of high rise construction, where the urban landscape is expanding drastically in it’s dimensions and growing a new identity far beyond it’s traditional boundaries. Leading the way is Beijing’s […]

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[21 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

A Chinese construction company known for its fast-builds is attempting its biggest feat yet – creating a new 200-storey building in just 90 days. Designbuildsource.com.au reports that Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) will greatly rely on pre-fabricated elements to see its dream come to fruition. This could include components such as cladding panels, girders and concrete […]