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London Mayor Backs Modular Croydon High-Rise


16 Feb 2018, London, United Kingdom

The mayor of London has approved plans to build a 21-story modular affordable apartment block in Croydon. The 153-unit project is expected to become one of the tallest modular towers in the UK, with 70% of homes available for first-time buyers. Read more.

Plans Unveiled for Newark Residential Tower Dubbed “Vibe”


16 Feb 2018, Newark, Unietd States

New plans have been unveiled for a residential tower in Newark. Dubbed “Vibe,” the 17-story, 64-meter building will feature 256 units across 27,914 meters of total space and feature a mix of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Read more.

Melbourne’s Northbank Goods Shed Clears Planning Hurdle


16 Feb 2018, Melbourne, Australia

The Future Melbourne Committee has announced its support of a revised mixed-use development along the Yarra River. The project includes a 17-story high-rise that will house a 180-room hotel and 250 apartments. Read more.

Notting Hill Tower Plans in London Rejected Again


15 Feb 2018, London, United Kingdom

Plans for an 18-story tower in London’s Notting Hill have been rejected by officials for a second time. The scheme was revised to include nine affordable homes after a previous attempt to build the development was refused by the council. Read more.

“Carbon-Positive” 435-Home Scheme in Hemel Hempstead Submitted for Planning


14 Feb 2018, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

Plans for a “carbon-positive” 435-home scheme have been submitted in Hemel Hempstead. The development would feature solar panels, geothermal heat and waste water heat recovery, as well as a green planted façade. Read more.

New Development Brings High-End Modular Living to Amsterdam


13 Feb 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands

An architect has revealed plans for Crossroads, a multi-tower high-rise development near Sloterdijk Station in Amsterdam. Crossroads is the result of a technologically innovative modular concept that focuses on flexible living spaces. Read more.

Architect Proposes Two New Towers for Chicago Area


12 Feb 2018, Chicago, United States

Renderings have been revealed for two residential high-rises in the Chicago area that appear to be designed by the same architect. One would rise more than 30 stories in Chicago, while the other would stand 27 stories in suburban Oak Brook. Read more.

Boddingtons Brewery Site in Manchester Sees Two Residential Towers Proposed


09 Feb 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom

An architecture firm has revealed plans for a £175 million residential scheme on the site of the former Boddingtons Brewery in Manchester. The proposal is for a 26-story tower and a 17-story tower with a combined 556 units. Read more.

London Approves Controversial ITV Centre Plans


08 Feb 2018, London, United Kingdom

An architect’s plans to redevelop the London Television Centre with a taller tower and replacement headquarters building have won planning permission. The two-part scheme includes a 31-story tower with 213 new homes. Read more.

Plans Submitted for Multi-Building Project in Melbourne


07 Feb 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A property developer has submitted plans for a new AU$350 million residential development in Melbourne’s newest high-rise suburb, Box Hill. The project includes two 18-story towers and one six-story building. Read more.

Newark Developers Propose 11-Story Timber High-Rise


05 Feb 2018, Newark, United States

Developers have planned an 11-story timber high-rise for the Riverfront Square redevelopment project in Newark. The city’s building code currently restricts timber construction to six stories, but developers are hoping for an exemption. Read more.

A Circular Office Tower is Planned in Lódz


05 Feb 2018, Lódz, Poland

An architecture firm has released plans for a 13-story, 31,000-square-meter cylindrical office building across from the newly developed train station in Lódz, Poland. The developers will break ground in the summer of 2018. Read more.

Developer Launches Student Accommodation Tower in Brisbane


05 Feb 2018, Brisbane, Australia

A developer of student housing has announced the launch of Student One Wharf Street, a 753-bed, 40-story student accommodation high-rise in Brisbane. The AU$120 million, 122-meter high Wharf Street tower completed in 2017. Read more.

Architect’s Proposal for China Merchants Bank Headquarters in Shenzhen is Revealed


02 Feb 2018, Shenzhen, China

A Dutch architect has revealed its design competition proposal for a major development in Shenzhen. Located along the city’s waterfront, the new global headquarters of a major Chinese bank seeks to form a part of the city’s coastline. Read more.

Four Fulton Market Office Projects Top Chicago Plan Commission’s Agenda


02 Feb 2018, Chicago, United States

The development boom in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood looks to keep on rolling with no less than four new Fulton Market office projects slated to go before the city’s Plan Commission for approval in February. Read more.

Two 50-Story-Plus Residential Towers Proposed for Chicago’s Fulton Market District


01 Feb 2018, Chicago, United States

Developer Related Midwest presented plans for two residential buildings in Chicago’s booming Fulton Market district. One will rise 58 stories and contain 370 apartments, a hotel, and fitness club; the 51-story tower will contain 300 condos. Read more.

Proposal Submitted for ‘Subtropical’ Apartment Tower in Brisbane’s West End


01 Feb 2018, Brisbane, Australia

An application has been submitted to the Brisbane City Council for a 12-story residential tower in the heart of West End. The development comprises 446 units, retail space, and communal open space on the roof of the tower. Read more.

Architect Reveals Rendering of Mirrored “Crystal Rock” Office Block in Germany


01 Feb 2018, Esslingen, Germany

A Dutch architecture firm has unveiled plans for a 12-story office block with an interactive mirrored façade in the city of Esslingen in southern Germany. The square grid façade will give the building a 3D profile resembling a pixelated map. Read more.

Architect Appointed for Zhejiang World Trade Center Redevelopment in Hangzhou


30 Jan 2018, Hangzhou, China

An architect has been chosen to redevelop the Zhejiang World Trade Center complex in Hangzhou, China, which was originally built in 1987. The project will add underground commercial space connecting the complex to the Metro system. Read more.

New Supertall Skyscraper Could Rise Behind a Redeveloped Tribune Tower in Chicago


25 Jan 2018, Chicago, Unites States

A skyscraper that could become Chicago’s second- or third-tallest building is planned for a parking lot next to the historic Tribune Tower. Expected to rise to 423 meters, the proposed development would contain residential units and a hotel. Read more.

Details Emerge for Expo City 5 Tower Near Toronto


25 Jan 2018, Toronto, Canada

Additional details for Expo City 5, a proposed 61-story residential tower planned for the Toronto suburb of Vaughan, have emerged. Designed by Quadrangle Architects, the tower would feature a glazed podium with a landscaped rooftop area. Read more.

Architect References Moscow’s Historic Architecture with Competition-Winning Design


23 Jan 2018, Moscow, Russia

An architect has been selected as the winner of an international design competition for a new mixed-use complex to be located near several important historic buildings in the city center of Moscow. Read more.

Commercial Tower Proposed for Chinatown Mall Car Park in Brisbane


22 Jan 2018, Brisbane, Australia

A developer has lodged a development application for an 18-story building in Brisbane’s Chinatown mall. The proposal includes the construction of a 12-story office building on top of the existing five-story mall carpark. Read more.

One Chicago Square Development Gets City Panel OK


19 Jan 2018, Chicago, United States

A proposed residential development with a 76-story high-rise in Chicago’s River North neighborhood cleared a major hurdle, when a city panel approved the project. The development includes towers of 308 and 199 meters. Read more.

Developer’s New Dubai Island Destination Revealed


18 Jan 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Emaar Development unveiled a private gated island destination on the Arabian Gulf in Dubai that will include a twin-tower development of 33 stories and 26 stories. Residents will have access to swimming pools, gyms, and parking areas. Read more.

Architect to Design Campus Complex for the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute


18 Jan 2018, Oslo, Norway

The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute has selected Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects to design a new, 30,000 square-meter contemporary campus in Oslo. The complex will comprise two new buildings linked by a common entrance area across two levels. Read more.

Architecture Firm Defends Proposal for London Tower Project


17 Jan 2018, London, United Kingdom

Zaha Hadid Architects has defended proposals for a mixed-use scheme in London following, criticism over its size and location. The firm submitted plans for two towers of 53 and 42 stories linked by an 11-story podium. Read more.

“Vertical Forest” in Eindhoven is the First to be Used in Social Housing


15 Jan 2018, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Stefano Boeri Architetti has proposed a 75-meter high-rise for Eindhoven that would be the first to integrate a vertical forest into an affordable housing skyscraper. Approximately 5,200 shrubs and 125 trees will be planted on the structure. Read more.

New Mixed-Use Complex Proposed for Area Northwest of Los Angeles' Downtown


15 Jan 2018, Los Angeles, United States

A large-scale residential and hotel complex will be proposed for the former headquarters campus of the Metropolitan Water District on Sunset Boulevard as Los Angeles’ development boom expands into blocks northwest of downtown. Read more.

New Towers Coming to New York’s High Line


12 Jan 2018, New York City, United States

Two residential towers have been proposed for either side of New York City’s High Line. The 39,483-square-meter development will contain 181 condos split between the two towers, as well as 1,579 square meters of retail space. Read more.