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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.
20 Nov 2014, Zhenhgzhou, China
Projected to open in 2018, the 350-room Fairmont Zhengzhou hotel will be part of a new mixed-use high-rise development in the central business district of Zhengdong New Town, an upcoming financial and business hub in the city. Read more.
19 Nov 2014, Chengdu, China
Construction has begun on what will be the tallest skyscraper in the city of Chengdu. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the tower draws its architectural inspiration from the mountains that surround the city. Read more.
18 Nov 2014, Dalian, China
The Grand Hyatt Dalian has officially opened. This 44-story, 370-room hotel is triangular in plan, so as to ensure that all bays receive southern light as well as views of the meandering coastline. Read more.
14 Nov 2014, Nanjing, China
The World Trade Center Nanjing is a mixed-use development that will include a luxury five-star hotel and two residential towers. The complex remains under construction, although the 328-meter main tower is still on hold. Read more.
03 Nov 2014, Chengdu, China
Greenland GIC will consist of six separate plots of land, with a total site area of 86,000 square meters, and will combine five residential towers, three commercial towers, serviced apartments, a hotel, retail podium, and outdoor shopping. Read more.
30 Oct 2014, Shanghai, China
In late September, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat held its annual conference in Shanghai – two years after its last meeting there. The conference provided a venue for discussing tall building trends in China. Read more.
27 Oct 2014, Yinchuan, China
International architectural firm John Portman & Associates was selected to design the Greenland Yinchuan Super-Tall Project, a 306,000 square-meter, two-tower mixed-use project located in the Yinchuan Central Business District. Read more.
21 Oct 2014, Beijing, China
Chinese president Xi Jinping has called for an end to the "weird architecture" that has come as a result of China's construction boom. Xi attacked projects, including the Rem Koolhaas-designed CCTV headquarters in Beijing. Read more.
16 Oct 2014, Shenzhen, China
For the Shenzhen Bay Super City Competition, a firm has proposed “eroded urbanism” as a prototype for flexible metropolitan development, which integrates various commercial, residential, cultural, and environmental forces. Read more.