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Two winners announced for Archifest Pavilion
Jane Duncan selected as next President of the Royal Institute of British Architects
Longo Park Design Workshop's Jay Longo and Jennifer Park to join Forum Studio
Designs of the Year at the Design Museum
Now in its seventh year, Designs of the Year gathers together a year of cutting-edge innov
Backstage at the Bank of England
On two Saturdays in July and again over a weekend in September, the Bank of England will i
BIM GAP +BIM EDGE 2014: The Eighth Annual USC BIM Conference
USC School of Architecture Los Angeles, CA USA in partnership with AIA Los Angeles
MAISON&OBJET PARIS presents a cutting-edge platform that is in line with the developments
Tapering form by KPF completes in Incheon
The long-awaited Northeast Asia Trade Tower (NEATT) in Songdo International Business District, Incheon has opened for business. The KPF and Heerim Architects & Planners-designed structure topped out in 2009 however financial complications are said to have delayed the completion of the 308m-high tower. The mixed-use building looks to ‘symbolise and embody the tenants of an international business hub in a free-trade zone’.
The external shape of the building references its internal workings, with the tapering form reflecting the changing programmatic needs of the interior. In the lower section of the NEATT tower are 26 floors of office accommodation requiring large floor plates. As the building rises, these floors plates reduce in size as they are replaced by 15 storeys of hotel facilities and 21 floors of residences.
At the very top of the building is a heliport, situated