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Commission Awarded for Hangzhou’s 7 Bao Station District


16 Mar 2018, Hangzhou, United States

CallisonRTKL has won an international design competition for the 7 Bao Station district, a transit-oriented development serving Hangzhou’s new central business district. The project seeks to progress the city’s status as a tech hub. Read more.

Project Brings Rooftop Farming and Canal Life to Brussels


15 Mar 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Danish architecture firm Henning Larsen has been chosen to develop a large urban regeneration project in Brussels. Called Key West, the development will include housing as well as space for local production facilities such as microbreweries. Read more.

Shortlist of Architects Announced for 505 George Street in Sydney


15 Mar 2018, Sydney, Australia

Six architect teams have been shortlisted for a competition to design what could become one of Sydney’s tallest skyscrapers. The mixed-use tower will include retail, apartments, two child-care centers, and a premium hotel. Read more.

Moscow to Welcome “Parachute Hybrids” Residential District


01 Mar 2018, Moscow, Russia

An architect has won an international competition to design a new residential quarter in Moscow. The firm has proposed a new building typology that combines residential bar and slab structures with supplemental programming suspended above. Read more.

Architect Wins Competition for Dual-Tower Mixed-Use Complex in Rotterdam


22 Feb 2018, Rotterdam, Netherlands

An architect has won a design competition for the third phase of Weenapoint, a mixed-use development in Rotterdam. Located near Rotterdam Central Station, the scheme will include 17,000 square meters of office space, retail, and 300 residences. Read more.

Plans Unveiled for Trio of Residential Towers in Basel


21 Dec 2017, Basel, Switzerland

A Swiss architecture practice has won a competition to design a new master plan for Basel's Nordspitze area, including three slim, cylindrical residential skyscrapers. A new city park will fill the space around the towers. Read more.

Winner Selected for Brussels Delta Tower Competition


05 Dec 2017, Brussels, Belgium

A Japanese/Belgian design team has won an international design competition for a new tower in the outer Brussels municipality of Auderghem. The scheme would activate a triangular site at a prominent city corner. Read more.

Design Selected for Huafa International Seafront Garden in Zhuhai


04 Dec 2017, Zhuhai, China

With the recent design competition win of Huafa International Seafront Garden, an international partnership of architects and designers has been selected for a third major project in the Shizimen CBD, a new financial hub of Zhuhai, China. Read more.

Danish Firm Wins Competition for Toronto Condo Complex


16 Nov 2017, Toronto, Canada

A Danish architecture firm has won a competition to build a residential complex in Toronto, which will comprise a pair of tower peaks covered in rippling terraces inspired by the waves of the nearby lake. Read more.

Winner Announced for High-Rise Residential Tower Competition in Strasbourg


15 Nov 2017, Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg's mayor, Roland Ries, has announced the winner of the architectural design competition for a residential tower. The site is located near the Rhine River, within the Presqu’ile-Citadelle neighborhood. Read more.

Second-Place Design Revealed for Paris’s Tour Montparnasse Competition


27 Sep 2017, Paris, France

The second-place design has been revealed for the competition to renovate the Tour Montparnasse in Paris. This alternative proposal features a faceted façade and a rounded floor plan shape. Read more.

Design Competition Winners to Create “Living Canvas” in Shenzhen


26 Sep 2017, Shenzhen, China

The winning team from an international design competition involving 70 architects will build the 80,000-square-meter Bao’an Art and Culture Center in Shenzhen in the style of a "living canvas." Read more.

Local Architecture Firm Wins VIA Campus Design Competition in Denmark


19 Sep 2017, Horsens, Denmark

A local architecture firm has won a competition for the new VIA University College and the Innovation House. Together, the schemes comprise 35,000 square meters, and will constitute close to half of the new combined campus area. Read more.

Melbourne Architecture Firm Wins Parramatta Tower Design Competition


12 Sep 2017, Sydney, Australia

A design by a Melbourne architecture firm, which drew its inspiration from the nearby Parramatta River, has been selected for a 26,000-square-meter office tower at 32 Smith Street in Parramatta. Read more.

Architects Selected to Design Sustainable Housing Complex in Eindhoven


14 Jul 2017, Eindhoven, Netherlands

A team of architects has won a competition to design a “progressive residential development” in inner-city Eindhoven. Known as Nieuw Bergen, the complex will offer high-quality, sustainable residences for the neighborhood. Read more.

Saxophone-Inspired Tower Wins Design Competition in Rotterdam


13 Jul 2017, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Architects have won a competition to design a new tower for Rotterdam. The Sax, which comprises two interconnected towers, will rise between the New Luxor Theater and the Boston and Seattle residential areas. Read more.

Multi-Tower Design Wins Eindhoven Design Competition


20 Jun 2017, Eindhoven, Netherlands

A team has won a competition to create a new mixed-use hub in Eindhoven. The winning proposal includes a trio of towers and a urban plaza, called District E. The 70,000-square-meter proposal will be located next to Eindhoven Station. Read more.

Architecture Firm Wins Design Competition for Circular Quay Tower in Sydney


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.

SkyCity Challenge 17 to Rejuvenate J57 Mini Sky City Tower in Changsha


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.

Competition-Winning Design Selected for Wuhan’s Optics Valley Center


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.

Architecture Firm Wins Design Competition for Zhuhai Huafa Plaza


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.

Competition-Winning Design Selected for Hybrid-Timber Tower in Västerås


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.

Competition-Winning Design Selected for Antwerp Tower


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.

Five Concept Designs Revealed for Milan's Disused Railway Yards


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.

Waterfall-Inspired Tower Planned for 77 Hope Street in South Brisbane


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.

Architecture Firm Tapped to Design New Stations for the Sydney Metro


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.

Design Firm Announced for Landmark Mixed-Use Development in Frankfurt


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.

Architects Reveal Competition-Winning Cradle Towers Proposal for Zhengzhou


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.

Competition-Winning, Multi-Tower Master Plan to Transform Chelyabinsk


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.

Terraced, Mixed-Use Complex Designed for Aarhus Port District


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.