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Beijing’s Sunshine Insurance Headquarters Scheduled for 2020 Completion

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13 Dec 2018, Beijing, China

New images have been revealed of the Sunshine Insurance Headquarters in Beijing, a 220-meter building with a mix of residential and retail functions. The tower is scheduled for a 2020 completion date. Read more.


Sunshine Tower in Shenzhen Scheduled for 2020 Completion

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11 Dec 2018, Shenzhen, China

An architect and an insurance firm are working together on the Sunshine Tower in Shenzhen, a 160-meter building featuring green corridors and elevated walkways. The 61,316-square-meter project is scheduled for a 2020 completion. Read more.


Renderings Revealed for Founder International Financial Center in Wuhan

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06 Dec 2018, Wuhan, China

Renderings of an under-construction commercial high-rise in Wuhan have been revealed. The two-tower development features a 238-meter and a 150-meter tower with a three-level retail podium. Read more.


Hotel Built Nearly 90 Meters Into a Shanghai Quarry Opens

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20 Nov 2018, Shanghai, China

A 337-room underground hotel built nearly 90 meters deep into a quarry has opened in Shanghai. The InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland has two floors above ground and 16 floors below, with two of the underground levels also underwater. Read more.


Office Tower and Retail Complex to Open in Shijiazhuang

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09 Nov 2018, Shijiazhuang, China

A 51,000-square-meter development that includes a shopping center and four tall buildings is slated to open in Shijiazhuang. The complex features a large sunken plaza, a 1,900-seat cinema, and an indoor amusement park. Read more.


Hyatt Regency Opens in Xuzhou

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30 Oct 2018, Xuzhou, China

The latest tower of a five-building complex, the recently-opened Xuzhou Hyatt Regency has 344 guest rooms, and offers offices, full-service residences, entertainment venues, and event space to accommodate meetings, weddings and conferences. Read more.


Zhuhai’s Tallest Opens to the Public

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22 Oct 2018, Zhuhai, China

A 328-meter hotel and office tower in Zhuhai, China has officially opened its doors to the public after reaching completion in 2017. The 66-floor tower, which is the tallest in the city, occupies a coastal 27-hectare site. Read more.


Architecture Firm to Master Plan 230-Hectare Site in Shenzhen

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28 Sep 2018, Shenzhen, China

An architecture firm has been chosen to design a master plan for the Qianhai area of Shenzhen. The plans feature a central sky garden, convention center, 400-room hotel, and opera house on the 230-hectare site. Read more.


Newest Tower in Nanjing International Youth Cultural Complex Opens

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25 Sep 2018, Nanjing, China

The Jumeriah Nanjing, a 67-story hotel and residence tower with 212 rooms and 49 units, is now available for business and room bookings. The development is part of a multi-phase series of luxury projects in the area. Read more.


Office Tower to Rise in Shanghai’s Suheman District

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24 Sep 2018, Shanghai, China

A groundbreaking has been held on the site of a planned 42-story building in Shanghai, featuring an industrial-inspired façade and panoramic views. The office tower will rise near a public park, transportation, and underground mall. Read more.


Skydeck-Linked Complex Planned for Guangzhou’s Pazhou District

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21 Sep 2018, Guangzhou, China

An architecture firm has designed a 130-meter twin-tower complex for Gaungzhou’s growing CBD. The scheme includes a public skydeck linking the two towers, which comprise office, hotel, and serviced apartment uses. Read more.


Vegetation-Focused Complex Under Construction in Shanghai

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14 Sep 2018, Shanghai, China

A multi-tower development has begun construction in the Yangpu district of Shanghai, with a projected completion date of 2020. The development, inspired by the landscapes of rural China, includes a plaza with gardens and public art. Read more.


Wuhan High-Rise, Designed to be China’s Tallest, Receives Height Cuts

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27 Aug 2018, Wuhan, China

The Wuhan government has imposed a 20 percent height reduction on a planned 126-story tower, amid airspace zoning concerns. The tower, originally designed to become China’s tallest, has now received approval to rise to 500 meters. Read more.


Zhuhai CBD Complex to Feature Signature Skybridge

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20 Aug 2018, Zhuhai, China

New images of a four-tower complex featuring a signature skybridge have been revealed. The development, slated for the New Hengqin District of Zhuhai, includes Grade-A office space, retail, leisure facilities, and outdoor terraces. Read more.


New Images Revealed of Shenzhen’s SBF Tower

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27 Jul 2018, Shenzhen, China

A design firm has released new images of a 208-meter tower nearing completion in Shenzhen. The building’s exterior features two alternating zones of smooth glass offices and cantilevered sky gardens. Read more.


Images Revealed of Completed Shenzhen International Energy Mansion

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26 Jul 2018, Shenzhen, China

A 92,903-square-meter project featuring an energy-saving passive façade has reached completion in Shenzhen. The two-tower development includes an energy company’s headquarters, conference rooms, and retail. Read more.


121-Meter Hotel in Guiyang, China, Features 107-Meter Waterfall Attraction

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24 Jul 2018, Guiyang, China

A 107-meter waterfall has been built on the side of a high-rise hotel in the central business district of Guiyang. The unique feature uses recycled water to operate and flows for a maximum of 20 minutes, as it costs $117 per hour to run. Read more.


Designs Released for Two-Tower Development in Hangzhou’s CBD

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16 Jul 2018, Hangzhou, China

Designs for two high-rise towers with a shared podium in Hangzhou, China have been released. The 13,969-square-meter development will feature office space, a podium roof garden, and entertainment space. Read more.


Raffles City Complex in Chongqing is 80 Percent Complete

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05 Jul 2018, Chongqing, China

A 1.12 million square-meter mixed-use megastructure in Chongqing featuring a 250-meter-high sky bridge is on track to open in phases by mid-2019. Six of the eight towers of the $4.9 billion development have topped out. Read more.


Morpheus Hotel Opens in Macau

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15 Jun 2018, Macau, China

The 40-story Morpheus hotel has opened at an entertainment resort in Macau. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the 770-room building features a twisting free-form exoskeleton that negates the need for internal walls or columns. Read more.


Office High-Rise Tops Out in Shenzhen

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14 Jun 2018, Shenzen, China

An office high-rise designed by WOHA has topped out in Shenzhen. The 150,000-square-meter scheme will include extensive landscaping at various heights to echo the area's topography, rising up to 246 meters. Read more.


New Design Unveiled for 55-Story Tower in Wuxi, China

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12 Jun 2018, Wuxi, China

An architect has won a design competition to build a 55-story, mixed-use tower in Wuxi, China. The project will include a hotel, extended-stay rooms, and sky-villas. The tower’s podium features four stories of mixed-use programming, including retail. Read more.


Office Block to be Built on $2.94 Billion Site in Hong Kong

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05 Jun 2018, Hong Kong, China

An office development is projected to rise at an expensive site in the Central district, with an estimated price of $1 million per square meter. The lot was the first commercial land to be sold by Hong Kong’s government in the area since 1996. Read more.


Prince Bay, Shenzhen Design Competition Winner Announced

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24 May 2018, Shenzhen, China

The winner of a design competition for a new site in Prince Bay, Shenzhen has been announced. The winning entry, by John Portman & Associates, features a 5-star hotel, 10,000 square meters of retail and 350 guestrooms. Read more.


Two Design Proposals Revealed for Tech-Focused “Unicorn Island” in Chengdu

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17 May 2018, Chengdu, China

Designs for two of the four winning entries for the Unicorn Island master plan in the capital of China's Sichuan province have been revealed. The island’s position on Xing Long Lake offers an opportunity to create a memorable new skyline. Read more.


Shimao Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Centre Breaks Ground

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15 May 2018, Shenzhen, China

A groundbreaking ceremony was held to kick off construction of the Shimao Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Centre. Upon completion, the RMB50 billion tower may become the tallest in Shenzhen at 668 meters. Read more.


Plans Revealed for New Drone Company Headquarters in Shenzhen

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10 May 2018, Shenzhen, China

Foster + Partners has unveiled its design for the new headquarters of a robotics company in Shenzhen. The twin-tower project will combine research and development space with office functions, connected by a skybridge. Read more.


Architect Presents an Algae-Covered Building Proposal for Hangzhou

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03 May 2018, Hangzhou, China

A Paris-based architecture firm has released plans for a proposed high-rise complex that would occupy a new district in Hangzhou. Called “French Dream Towers”, the mixed-use project would support a bio-façade covered with algae. Read more.


China Resources Headquarters Nears Completion in Shenzhen

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25 Apr 2018, Shenzhen, China

The supertall China Resources Headquarters in Shenzhen is nearing completion, ahead of its opening later in 2018. The 392.5-meter skyscraper, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, will be the third-tallest building in the city once complete. Read more.


Plans for a 580-Meter High-Rise in Nanjing Have Been Released

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19 Apr 2018, Nanjing, China

New details have been revealed for a supertall skyscraper in Nanjing. The project, known as Hexi Yuzui Tower A, is planned to rise to 580 meters, which would make it the city’s tallest if completed according to plan, ahead of any competitors. Read more.