Issue No.105 // 24 August 2007
Goettsch China win

Goettsch Partners to design Park Hyatt in Guangzhou

Chicago based Goettsch Partners have been commissioned by Guangzhou R&F Properties Co. to design a new 1,000-foot-tall mixed-use building in Guangzhou, China. The project totals 1,878,000 square feet and features a 180-key Park Hyatt hotel, 430,000 square feet of offices, 65,000 square feet of retail, 24 condominiums, 174 serviced apartments, and underground parking for 700 cars. The 66-storey building is located in the Zhujiang development, planned as Guangzhou’s new city center, near the Pearl River. The tight, two-acre site sits over a transit station at the intersection of two subway lines, with neighboring buildings that include the Grand Hyatt Guangzhou, also ..........more

New stadium design in Milton Keynes
The new home of Milton Keynes Dons designed by HOK sport architecture, was officially opened on Wednesday 18th July with a pre-season friendly against a Chelsea XI at the Denbigh North site. The new Stadium is the first modern UK stadium ..........more

The Entrance in Australia
Tony Owen NDM Architects design The Entrance in Australia. The Entrance is a coastal resort town one hour north of Sydney. This mixed use development occupies a site known as the ‘Key Site’ as it is the focal site in the town located on the corner of ..........more

Wellness centre in Switzerland
Mario Botta Architetto complete the Spa Tschuggen Berg Oase in Switzerland The different areas of "Berg Oase" are characterized by their interrelation and by their privileged relationship with the environment through technological trees that ..........more

All angles at Archipelago House
Tham & Videgard Hansson Arkitekter design the Archipelago House in Sweden. The starting point is the direct relation to the dramatic archipelago landscape with the objective to offer within a simple frame - a platform - several diverse readings of ..........more

Technolgy breakthrough could provide new building material
A miracle new material could become a fudamental building component in the 21st century. Its incredible thermal and insulation and strength could have wide ranging implications for the construction industry. Aerogel, nicknamed ..........more

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