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BEAM Plus Certification Ceremony 2018 honours BEAM Plus project teams

The Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) and BEAM Society Limited (BSL) honoured project teams whose BEAM Plus projects achieved Platinum and Gold ratings, as well as Excellent grade, at the BEAM Plus Certification Ceremony 2018 held on 13 December 2018.

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Patel Taylor adds a dynamic twist to south London’s skyline

Award winning architect, Patel Taylor, revealed its latest contribution to London’s riverscape, Lombard Wharf. Designed for Barratt London, the impressive development sits on one of the last remaining riverfront sites in the London Borough of Wandsworth, south London.

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Nakheel starts work on Palm Tower rooftop infinity pool – 210 metres above ground

Master developer Nakheel has started constructing the rooftop infinity swimming pool at The Palm Tower, its 52-storey, luxury hotel and residential complex at the heart of Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.

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Monroe Blocks, downtown Detroit’s most significant mixed-use development in decades by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, breaks ground

On 13 December 2018, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects broke ground on its first U.S. project, Monroe Blocks, a mix of modern office space, residential units, restaurants, retail, and outdoor public areas that will stitch together the heart of one of America’s most storied cities.

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Nakheel awards AED35 million construction contract for new recreation centre

Master developer Nakheel has awarded a contract worth AED35 million for the construction of a sports, health and leisure hub at Dubai’s Jumeirah Park community.

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CTBUH announces appointment of Chief Operating Officer

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is pleased to announce the appointment of John Jacobs as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO).

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The Tulip: a new public cultural and tourist attraction proposed for the City of London

A planning application was submitted to the City of London Corporation on 13 November 2018 for The Tulip, a new public cultural attraction which would be sited next to 30 St Mary Axe, also known as The Gherkin.

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PES-Architects wins competition for Turku Railyard urban development project

Helsinki-based PES-Architects' proposal Luoto (islet, skerry) has won the invited competition for a comprehensive plan to develop the railyard area in the city of Turku, Finland. The jury decision was unanimous.

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts signs deal to manage property in Pakistan’s first smart city

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is to manage a new hotel in the heart of Pakistan’s first smart city, growing its portfolio in the country to four properties strong.

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Tanjong Pagar Centre receives CTBUH Award of Excellence

Tanjong Pagar Centre has been recognised as an “Award of Excellence” winner in the "Urban Habitat - Single Site" category of the CTBUH 2019 Awards Program.