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Atkins design for Islamabad
Scheme to include Pakistan's tallest building
Concept proposals for a 3 million sq ft (278,700 sq m) mixed-use development in central Islamabad have been unveiled by Atkins. The centrepiece of the mixed-use scheme, commissioned by Pak Gulf Ltd will include the country’s tallest building, a 30-storey, 350-bedroom world-class hotel topped by a panoramic restaurant capturing views of both the city and the mountainous skyline above it. The design also incorporates a 300,000 sq ft (27,870 sq m) shopping mall, 250,000 sq ft (23,225 sq m) of offices and.............more
KPF incorporate Islamic traditions in new HQ: The design of a new headquarters presents the opportunity to shape the workplace in a way that reflects the aspirations and culture of a company. With this project, we thought of a space that would be like a courtyard, in the tradition of Islamic architecture. A courtyard is formed by two bars set apart as wings connected by a central vertical courtyard atrium. The plan reflects the strong urban grid of Abu Dhabi, the.............more
Studio Bednarski working with Flint & Neill Partnership have won a limited competition organised by the Welsh Development Agency to which four design teams were invited. The shortlist included also Grimshaw, Yee Associates and Murray Dunlop Architects. The 37-acre area, known as Roath Basin South, is located southeast of Cardiff Bay. This yet to be reclaimed land is accessible only through a single lift bridge. Infrastructure works necessary to.............more
Nordic student accommodation addresses social issues: Bikuben College will create a benchmark for student life in the 21st Century and extends the notion that unity can arise from a broad social network. The main shape of the building is clarified in its design and holds in it the fundamental idea of unity and equality. The living quarters of the students and the common rooms are connected in a double spiral that surrounds an enlightened courtyard.............more
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