The inaugural Clean Energy Heating Summit to help accelerate China's clean energy heating reforms
The Third China International HVAC Congress (iHVAC) gathers industry experts to share insights on the latest industry development trends

Shanghai Hongkou North Bund project opens up the river waterfront
A 2.5 km long garden waterfront to unlock the North Bund's potential

HKRI Taikoo Hui's shopping mall opens its doors with Star Wars Exhibition
The development covers an area of about 63,000 sq m, and a gross floor area of about 322,000 sq m, including a lifestyle shopping mall, two Grade A office towers, three boutique hotels and serviced apartments. The project is a 50:50 joint venture between HKR International and Swire Properties

Gemdale Changshou Road project to commence construction
Designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, the 45,000 sq m project consists of an office tower and a retail podium. The project had an interesting challenge as a bridge between the low-rise, residential developments to the south and Changshou Road to the north

TaiKooHui Guangzhou achieves LEED Platinum Certification
The mall adopts stringent measures to control energy and water consumption in its operations. Examples include the launch of sustainably designed washrooms which are equipped with water-saving fixtures such as waterless urinals and the use of greywater for flushing

Nansha Kingboard Free Trade Zone Mixed-use Project commenced construction
Located in Guangzhou, the starting point of the ancient Maritime Silk Road, the architecture presents a sense of grandeur much like a gateway to the Belt and Road. The project.is scheduled for completion in 2020

Guangzhou International Professional Light and Sound Exhibition to open on 22 February
Integrated fringe programme highlights the best of industry knowledge and expertise

Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen to open in summer 2017
The 258 rooms and suites feature a creative mix of music-inspired décor and modern Chinese elements. Located in the famed Mission Hills Centreville, the hotel offers convenient access to one of the best golf courses in the world

Ping An Finance Center completes as fourth tallest building in the world
The tower is adorned by the largest stainless steel façade in the world to date, using a total of 1,700 tons of 316L stainless steel. This material was chosen specifically for this project due to its corrosion-resistance, which will keep the appearance of the Ping An Finance Center unchanged for several decades despite Shenzhen's salty coastal atmosphere

Winning design of a luxury resort in southern China unveiled
The design of the buildings highlights the local traditional Lingnan architectural style

The Shanhaitian Resort Sanya, Autograph Collection opens
Designed by the Bangkok-based studio, P49 Design & Associates, the hotel's design evokes the rhythm of water surrounding the locale and exudes an understated, glamorous aesthetic

The Sanya Edition, an oceanfront destination on Hainan is opened
Located in Haitang Bay, the hotel is set within 50 acres of landscaped lush tropical greenery. The hotel was designed for people of all ages, which is a delicate balancing act. The fundamental idea behind this resort was to divide the property into different specialized zones that overlap with each other but simultaneously retain their own unique identities

Greatwall Office Complex ĘC a sustainable commercial development in Wuhan
Greatwall Office Complex is located in the District of Wuchang in Wuhan, representing an important development adjacent to a central communication spine within the eastern district. The project has been awarded a Silver Trophy in the Best Innovative Green Building category at the MIPIM Asia Awards 2016

The Summit in Suzhou won LEED Gold Certification
Located in Suzhou Industrial Park's Central Business District, The Summit is an 116,390 sq m landmark mixed-use urban development, comprising 57,204 sq m of office space, 35,144 sq m of shopping centre and 21,867 sq m of luxury residences

2017MIECF grand opening
Green business opportunities for a sustainable future

MIECF creates Green New World by promoting green enterprises
2017MIECF will be held in Macao from 30 March to 1 April 2017

Main Theme for 2017MIECF: Innovative Green Development for Sustainable Future
The 2017MIECF will be held in Macao from 30 March to 1 April 2017 at The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel

Melco Crown unveils new hotel brand ĘC MORPHEUS at City of Dreams
Designed by the late Dame Zaha Hadid. The new tower is one of the last and most brilliant designs created by the legendary architect. It presents the world's first free-form exoskeleton architectural composition incorporating a number of architectural and technological breakthroughs. The new hotel will open in 2018.

Hong Kong based architectural firm to design New Manila Bay - City of Pearl Project
A 407-hectare city and new integrated CBD connected by a loop road network, with an advanced driverless railway system running throughout. The inner ring features an extensive central park and golf course, while the outer ring looks out onto the views of Manila Bay.

28 building plans approved in March
Including 11 apartment and apartment-commercial projects and six commercial developments

New World Development clinched Cheung Sha Wan site
Government plans more prime office space

St Barths - low density residential development at Whitehead in Ma On Shan
The project will be developed in 2 phases with Phase 1 offers a total of 353 units in 7 mid-to-low rise residential towers

WKCDA launches Young Architects & Designers Competition
The competition is envisaged to provide a platform for emerging architects and designers to showcase their creativity and potential, as well as gain valuable experience. Young professionals are invited to participate in an innovative challenge to design a Temporary Pavilion at West Kowloon Cultural District

Central Market construction will start this year and scheduled for completion in 2021
Construction commenced on Sharp Island Pier in Sai Kung

Government land rules tightened
Applications for unlawful occupation of government land will no longer be accepted

Skilled-labour shortage forecast up to 15,000 workers in the next few years
CIC to explore measures to increase the supply of skilled workers to meet the manpower demand for capital works projects

Plumbing works to be inspected
The scheme covers new fresh water plumbing works in residential estates and buildings serving sensitive users such as hospitals and schools

19 building plans approved in January
Government safeguarding Hong Kong's trees

M+ and Design Trust announce Thomas Daniell as the recipient of 2017 Research Fellowship
Daniell will research the topic of "Unbuilt Macau" by examining unrealized proposals for reclaimed land in Macau in the period immediately prior to the former colony's 1999 handover to China. Six main projects will be explored: ZAPE (Zona de Aterros do Porto Exterior); NAPE (Novos Aterros do Porto Exterior); Nam Van Lake; Cotai; Novas Zonas Urbanas; and Hengqin New Area

The highest honour in Green Building Leadership category under GBA 2016 goes to Housing Authority
HA has implemented innovative design strategies and principles for public housing developments, including carbon emission estimation and microclimate studies. New projects are planned with a green ratio of at least 20%. HA has also incorporated sustainability features such as recycled materials, energy-saving measures and water-saving initiatives in the construction stage

$20 billion to build new, and revamp existing, sports and recreation facilities
In the next five years to launch 26 projects for the new and existing sports and recreation facilities. The projects involve 54 venues, including soccer pitches, swimming pools, bowling greens and tennis courts. Mr Leung said the Government plans to expand the uses of Wan Chai Sports Ground in 2019 at the earliest

Development of an innovation and technology park at the Lok Ma Chau Loop confirmed
The Memorandum of Understanding on Jointly Developing the Lok Ma Chau Loop by Hong Kong & Shenzhen was signed on January 3. With a site area four times that of the Science Park, the 87-hectare Hong Kong/Shenzhen Innovation & Technology Park will be the largest innovation and technology platform ever set up in Hong Kong

MTR South Island Line opens for passenger service
Extending railway network to reach all 18 districts of Hong Kong

WKCDA announces the Palace Museum to establish a new museum in Hong Kong
Expected to be opened in 2022, the HKPM will further strengthen Hong Kong's position as the cultural metropolis. The capital cost of the HKPM will be fully funded by a donation of HK$3.5 billion from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

Consent was given for work to start on 10 building projects in October
The Buildings Department approved six building plans in October and Consent was given for work to start on 10 building projects that will provide 112,214 sq m of GFA for domestic use, involving 2,270 units. The Lands Department also announced that a Kai Tak residential site will be sold by public tender in January

Greater PRD meeting focuses on New Trend of Smart Airports
Representatives from the five airports - Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen and Zhuhai shared presentations on smart airports, introducing applications of innovative technologies that have successfully enhanced airport efficiency. Discussion session was conducted for exchanging views on the new trends of smart airports

The largest solar farm in Hong Kong opens
The solar farm at the Siu Ho Wan Sewage Treatment Works of the Drainage Services Department came into operation on December 9, the largest of its kind in Hong Kong

Construction commenced on East Kowloon Cultural Centre
The multipurpose venue will be equipped with facilities suiting the production needs of diverse art forms and groups, including a 1,200-seat multi-function theatre and a 500-seat concert hall. Foundation work has begun and the project is scheduled to open in 2021.

Airport Authority issues invitation to tender for Skycity new hotel development
Skycity is an integrated development of HKIA, which will feature retail complexes, entertainment facilities, dining space, hotels, and office towers in its approximately 25 hectares of land at the north of the airport island

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