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BEIJING
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
A new model of building energy efficiency
Johnson Controls announced the completion and launch of its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Shanghai. The first triple-certified green building in China is expected to generate 44 percent savings in overall energy consumption compared to the local market standard ...

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 ...

GUANGZHOU
530-meter-tall Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre completed as the tallest building in the city
The mixed-use development is located in Guangzhou city, the provincial capital of Guangdong province, China's third largest city and the de facto cultural hub of the 42 million-inhabitant Pearl River Delta megalopolis. ...

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

SHENZHEN
Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen to open in summer 2017
The 258 rooms and suites feature a creative mix of music-inspired decor 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

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

HAINAN
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

JIANGSU
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

TAIWAN
Redevelopment of Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus
The design of the buildings drew inspiration from traditional Taiwanese book cases to develop a series of shading 'shells' on the elevation, symbolising the encasing of knowledge in book cases, while interactive spaces are inspired by Taiwanese alleyways ...

MACAU
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

HONG KONG
Completion of One & Two Chinachem Central
Designed by DLN, the project aims to rejuvenate the property, making a positive impact on the tenants' businesses and adding vibrancy to the neigbourhood ...

West Kowloon Cultural District to top out Freespace
A theatre with a capacity of 450 audience seated to 900 standing with a flexible seating arrangement ...

Unique exhibition and event spaces will be created at The Murray
In redesigning the landmark building, Foster + Partners has honoured the building's rich history by retaining a signature feature, the former driveway that circled the building beneath the iconic three-storey imposing arches ...

A new community hub for Kwun Tong
Redevelopment of the Kwun Tong Swimming Pool and Recreation Ground ...

9 of the World's Most Beautifully Designed Malls named by AD
The list was published on June 27 by Architectural Digest magazine. Among them are Pacific Place and Brickell City Centre developed by Swire Properties. The article focuses on how shopping malls have become incredible retail destinations, often found in mixed-use developments, through innovative design ...

Quality Building Award 2018 now open for nomination
New category introduced and number of jurors increased to enhance industry representation ...

Completion of the fourth iclub hotel in Hong Kong
iclub Hotels continue to expand its footprint in Hong Kong with the opening of its fourth hotel in mid-2017. The iclub Ma Tau Wai Hotel features 340 trendy guestrooms on 20 floors and an innovative Mobile Key system will be introduced ...

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

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