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19 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia
An architecture firm has won a competition to design a new office tower as part of an urban precinct that is set to reinvigorate part of Sydney’s iconic Circular Quay area. The scheme is characterized by a multi-level network of pedestrian laneways. Read more.
06 Jun 2017, Changsha, China
SkyCity has launched an international design competition called SkyCity Challenge 17 with the hopes of rejuvenating J57, a 208-meter prefabricated skyscraper. Teams will design one of 17 vertical courtyards inside the modular building. Read more.
18 May 2017, Wuhan, China
A competition-winning design was recently selected for the new Optics Valley Center complex. Totaling 315,000 square meters of gross floor area across three buildings, the project features a 400-meter-tall office tower. Read more.
03 May 2017, Zhuhai, China
An architecture firm has won a design competition for Zhuhai Huafa Plaza. When complete in 2019, it will feature three towers of 130, 180, and 250 meters, respectively, together with three commercial environments. Read more.
02 May 2017, Västerås, Sweden
A competition-winning design has been selected for a new residential tower in Västerås. The proposal employs a hybrid solid wood and concrete structure with a wrap-around-terrace façade characterized by three-dimensional elements. Read more.
19 Apr 2017, Antwerp, Belgium
A competition-winning design has been selected for a 25-story apartment and office tower, called Striga 3, in Antwerp, Belgium. The project sits in the center of the Nieuw Zuid master plan – an urban extension to the south of the city. Read more.
12 Apr 2017, Milan, Italy
Five architecture studios have unveiled conceptual proposals to transform seven unused railways across Milan, creating high-density housing and swaths of greenery. The five visions emerged from a workshop held in December 2016. Read more.
10 Apr 2017, Brisbane, Australia
A Brisbane-based developer has submitted a new development application for a striking 33-story residential tower at 77 Hope Street in south Brisbane, inspired by Queensland’s rainforests and sub-tropical climate. Read more.
31 Mar 2017, Sydney, Australia
An architecture firm has won a competition to create a chain of seven stations along an extension of the Sydney Metro, which will tunnel beneath the city's harbor. The firm also picked up the commission for the USD$1.1 billion Circular Quay tower. Read more.
03 Mar 2017, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
An architecture firm has won an international competition to design a new mixed-use development on the site of the former Deutsche Bank offices in Frankfurt, Germany. The new mixed-use development will consist of four high-rise towers. Read more.
20 Feb 2017, Zhengzhou, China
A London-based firm has released images of its competition-winning trade center complex in Zhengzhou, China. The Cradle Towers will comprise five mixed-use towers swooping out of a ring-shaped podium. Read more.
08 Feb 2017, Chelyabinsk, Russia
A competition-winning, multi-tower master plan is set to activate Chelyabinsk’s existing grid structure and use it as a vehicle for spatial transformation, while adding density to the area in the form of skyscrapers. Read more.
07 Feb 2017, Aarhus, Denmark
Architects have won a competition to design a significant new residential and commercial complex in the heart of Aarhus Ø, the newly developed port district of Aarhus, Denmark. The winning proposal is dubbed Nicolinehus. Read more.
31 Jan 2017, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
A competition winning scheme for a hotel and serviced apartments in the heart of Mecca has been revealed. The scheme addresses the shortage of accommodation in Mecca in response to the rapid growth in visitor numbers. Read more.
27 Jan 2017, Mississauga, Canada
An architect has won a competition to design a landmark building with offset floor plates for the master planned M City in Mississauga. The 60-story flagship Tower 8 will rise from the corner of Burnhamthorpe Road and Confederation Parkway. Read more.
25 Jan 2017, Budapest, Hungary
An architect has won the commission to design a new multi-tower master plan for the Budapart neighborhood of Budapest, Hungary. The project is set to become the largest singular urban development in the city in nearly 30 years. Read more.
04 Jan 2017, Lagos, Nigeria
As part of the City Above The City competition, a Cameroonian architecture practice has revealed a striking concept for a wooden tower in the heart of Ikory, Lagos. The 26-story tower is designed as four distinct parts centered around a shared core. Read more.
19 Dec 2016, Melbourne, Australia
An architecture firm has won design rights to its second major scheme in Melbourne with a proposal for a 21-story residential tower – dubbed The Mayfair – located at 412 St. Kilda Road. Read more.
30 Nov 2016, Chongqing, China
A competition-winning design has been chosen for a mixed-use development, called Longfor Phase IV, in Chongqing. The project comprises a single tower and podium integrated as an assembled massing of stacked, box-like volumes. Read more.
30 Nov 2016, Xi'an, China
An architecture firm has won a design competition to provide master planning and design services for the Great Xi'an New Center. The project is expected to complete in phases over many years, resulting in a new city center by 2019. Read more.
23 Nov 2016, Hyderabad, India
The 120-meter Aurobindo Pharma Towers, located the center of HITEC in the City of Hyderabad, have two options for their layout: one intends to accentuate each building's verticality while the other amplifies the horizontality of the site. Read more.
17 Oct 2016, Heidelberg, Germany
A firm has won a competition to redesign an energy center in Heidelberg. Currently a cylindrical-shaped storage facility, the space will be transformed into a dynamic sculpture, city icon, and knowledge hub for sustainable energy. Read more.
14 Oct 2016, Beirut, Lebanon
A Paris-based Lebanese architect has been selected to design the Beirut Museum of Art, which will feature a 124-meter-tall, campanile-like tower housing 1,000 works of art, workshop space, as well as artists’ residences. Read more.
12 Oct 2016, Casablanca, Morocco
A planned redesign of Casablanca’s financial district by a Paris-based architecture firm uses the city’s vernacular architecture to create a contemporary building typology in a project called Casa Anfa. Read more.
20 Sep 2016, Stavanger, Norway
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has won a design contest to develop a new high-rise tower in the Norwegian city of Stavanger. The winning proposal, known as "Breiavatnet Lanterna," is a dynamic 26-story scheme. Read more.
16 Sep 2016, Zhuhai, China
An architecture firm has been selected from four international architectural practices in a competition to design the massive Hengqin MixC World complex in Zhuhai, China, estimated to cost USD$7.5 billion. Read more.
22 Mar 2016, Vienna, Austria
Two architecture firms have teamed up to design a master plan for a site along the Danube riverfront as part of an international design competition. The proposal would add density to the site through the addition of several high-rises. Read more.
21 Jan 2016, Shenzhen, China
HENN has won first place in the competition to design Kingdee Tower, the headquarters for software company Kingdee in Shenzhen, China. The 44-story glazed tower will be the central building for the new headquarters. Read more.
17 Sep 2015, New York City, United States
US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council, has announced the winners of the US Tall Wood Building Prize Competition. Read more.
10 Sep 2015, Paris, France
Soon, you may not be able to recognize Paris’s most controversial building, Tour Montparnasse, as an architectural competition was recently announced to revamp the tower in time for the city's possible 2024 hosting of the Olympic Games. Read more.