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Wilkinson Eyre go tall in China
China's tallest building to have innovative, environmentally efficient design
Wilkinson Eyre have won an international competition to design a 432m tower in Guangzhou which will become China’s tallest building. With 110 storeys, the tower has a mixture of uses including office space, a luxury hotel and a top floor sightseeing area. At ground level, the tower will have links to a second, similar structure proposed for the neighbouring site. The triangular plan of the towers responds to the need for efficient internal space layouts and excellent environmental performance......more
Foster takes shape in New York. UK architects Foster and Partners design for the Hearst Corporation is taking shape on 57th Street. His first building in the city is built atop an original Deco building designed Joseph Urban in 1926 for William Randolph Hearst. .....more
On the move. Download 'On the move' and relax on the way home with the movers and shakers of architecture. This week we meet Chris Wilkinson, founder of London based Wilkinson Eyre, twice winner of the UK’s Stirling Prize and now designing the world’s 4th tallest building.... more
Gehry in Hove. Revised plans for Frank Gehry’s controversial new development on the UK’s south coast were revealed today after a crucial vote in favour by Brighton and Hove City Council. An application for detailed planning approval will now be submitted by developer Karis..... more
New landmark for Barcelona. Jean Nouvel’s 142 metre high Torre Agbar in Barcelona will be opened by King Juan Carlos today and will become the new headquarters for water company Aguas de Barcelona. Nouvel worked with local architect b720 on the project.. ......more
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