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13 Aug 2015, Shenzhen, China
Designs have been revealed for a new high-rise building in Shenzhen. The Minmetals Capital South Tower will rise 29 stories among a host of other glazed high-rise offices, with gently curving façades that evoke wind-filled sails. Read more.
05 Aug 2015, Shanghai, China
Taopu Sci-Tech City, a new research and development community, has been designed for Shanghai. Located on the city's western edge, the district will engage its context by establishing a multilayered pedestrian network. Read more.
30 Jul 2015, Fuzhou, China
Rippled façades create curved balconies for the residents of the Fuzhou Shouxi Building. The recently completed high-rise is situated within the historic center of the Fuzhou, and features 400 apartment units. Read more.
15 Jul 2015, Changsha, China
The foundations of the 838-meter Sky City – which was planned to be the world’s tallest building – are being used as a fish farm in Changsha two years after the project stalled, according to a newspaper report. Read more.
13 Jul 2015, Macau, China
An innovative figure-eight Ferris wheel has been implemented as the centerpiece to the topped-out Studio City complex in Macau. The Ferris wheel is embedded within the structure of the building. Read more.
30 Jun 2015, Beijing, China
A topping-out ceremony has been held for Chaoyang Park Plaza, a mixed-use project located in Beijing's central business district. The scheme reaches a total height of 120 meters and is expected to complete in 2016. Read more.
12 Jun 2015, Zhuhai, China
WATG has been selected to design the new Zhuhai ShiRong Le Meridien Hotel & Resort in Zhuhai, China. The building will be situated on a 12.5-hectare delta of natural wetlands and historical riverfront. Read more.
11 Jun 2015, Shanghai, China
In Shanghai, construction on a new headquarters for Oriental DreamWorks is moving full speed ahead. The complex, dubbed Shanghai DreamCenter, will include two high-rise office towers, studios, and entertainment venues. Read more.
04 Jun 2015, Macau, China
Marriott International, Inc. marked a new milestone with the opening of JW Marriott Hotel Macau and The Ritz-Carlton, Macau in the thriving Special Administrative Region (SAR) of Macau in southern China. Read more.
19 May 2015, Hangzhou, China
Developers have revealed plans to build the Zhejiang Printing Group‘s new headquarters in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. The building seeks to integrate itself within its urban fabric by providing easy access across the site. Read more.
11 May 2015, Shenzhen, China
A property developer in Shenzhen will cut the height of a skyscraper it plans to build in the Qianhai special economic zone by more than half to meet aviation safety requirements. The planned 320-meter skyscraper will now be 153 meters. Read more.
04 May 2015, Shenzhen, China
On April 30, developers and designers of the Ping An Finance Center celebrated the structural topping out of the megatall building, meaning that the highest primary structural element has been put in place. Read more.
01 May 2015, Zhanjiang, China
The five-star Sheraton Zhanjiang Hotel announced its opening on April 26, 2015. The sea view hotel is situated close to the subtropical shore of the South China Sea, and fully embraces its relationship with the water. Read more.
21 Apr 2015, Shenzhen, China
Plans to turn part of Shenzhen's Qianhai special economic zone (SEZ) into the Pearl River Delta's version of Manhattan are being overshadowed by a battle between urban planners and aviation authorities over building heights. Read more.
16 Apr 2015, Chengdu, China
A design proposal has been submitted for Krystal Laputa, a collection of three multi-million-dollar luxury high-rise residential towers and one mid-rise building currently under construction in Chengdu. Read more.
15 Apr 2015, Shenzhen, China
Construction is underway on a new tower by Morphosis Architects in Shenzhen. When completed, Hanking Center Tower will house retail, office, and residential space with the goal of integrating the various programs. Read more.
10 Apr 2015, Xinxiang, China
Informed by its specific site features, the mixed-use Bundle Tower creates an open floor plan that responds precisely to its surrounding conditions and unique site requirements. The tower is due for construction by mid-2016. Read more.
07 Apr 2015, Guangzhou, China
The 46-story building was meant to accommodate a shopping mall and restaurants, as well as condominiums and office space. It has been on hold despite action taken by China's Supreme Court. Read more.
02 Apr 2015, Shanghai, China
A strong gust of wind sent an elevated platform flying back and forth through the air until it rammed into a window on the 91st floor of the Shanghai World Financial Center. The two workers aboard the platform walked away with minor injuries. Read more.
25 Mar 2015, Wuhan, China
A UK-headquartered architect has completed a commission by the city to plan a dense urban area in the Qingshan Riverside District. The master plan would make use of the riverside location by creating a new iconic skyline. Read more.
10 Mar 2015, Changsha, China
Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) has released a time-lapse video of the construction of J57, the company’s latest building: a 57-floor, 80,000-square-meter skyscraper, fully built with energy-efficient, factory-produced, Lego-like blocks. Read more.
26 Feb 2015, Hong Kong, China
In the thick of Hong Kong's concrete jungle lies the Jockey Club Innovation Tower at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, which has become a welcoming home for design professionals, students, and faculty. Read more.
19 Feb 2015, Shanghai, China
A UK engineering consultancy has been appointed by high-tech manufacturer Foxconn to provide engineering, procurement, and construction management services for its new $136 million Shanghai Foxconn Plaza. Read more.
13 Feb 2015, Macau, China
Construction of the 3,000-room hotel The Parisian Macao is in full swing. The French-themed hotel will have five-star public spaces, authentic French restaurants, and a half-scale Eiffel Tower, with an observation deck and a restaurant. Read more.
11 Feb 2015, Tianjin, China
The replica of New York City in China that began construction in 2010, complete with knock-offs of Rockefeller Center and the Hudson River, is missing one key element that makes New York, New York: people. Read more.
04 Feb 2015, Wuhan, China
Architects are determined to bring the city of Wuhan, China its first lifestyle center with Park Place, a five-parcel mixed-use project that will create an environmentally sustainable community for the region. Read more.
03 Feb 2015, Changsha, China
Atkins has been appointed to design a development featuring a 400-meter-tall tower in the central Chinese province of Hunan. The skyscraper is designed to be the centerpiece of the Northstar Changsha Centre. Read more.
03 Dec 2014, Fuzhou, China
FXFOWLE has been selected to design a new 28-story corporate tower. The design is responsive to Fuzhou's natural landscape – the bending of the adjacent Minjiang River and Mt. Fu, the mountain after which the city is named. Read more.
02 Dec 2014, Beijing, China
Rem Koolhaas has defended the design of OMA's CCTV tower in Beijing, after the Chinese president called for an end to the construction of "weird architecture" in the country. Koolhaas stresses that "CCTV is a very serious building." Read more.
21 Nov 2014, Shenzhen, China
The recently announced winner of an invited competition will design a grand office development on a 27,777-square-meter plot of land in Shekou, Shenzhen, which will create 80,000 square meters of office space. Read more.