Issue No.217 // 10 November 2009
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Ferrari World takes Abu Dhabi development to the extreme

Ever since Enzo Ferrari made his competitive debut as a racing driver in 1919 his name has roused awe from generations of auto-enthusiasts. More than seventy years after the first cars by the entrepreneurial Italian were conceived in 1937 Ferrari has developed into much more than a car manufacturer…Ferrari is the essence of speed, a multi-billion dollar brand, and a must-have for rising playground for the rich, Abu Dhabi. Currently under construction in the UAE capital’s Yas Island entertainment district, also home to the new Formula 1 race track and Yas Hotel, is Ferrari World – the world’s largest indoor......more

Las Vegas' big gamble
$8.5 billion CityCenter to open in December: Finishing touches are being made to ready MGM Mirage’s new blockbuster development, CityCenter, for its Las Vegas debut in December. The $8.5 billion project, part resort part urban development, is the......more

Where East meets West
A hospital unlike any other will be built in the Shunde District of Foshan, China: China is evolving, accommodating and integrating with the rest of the world and making its mark in international affairs, and as this happens, the state is undergoing......more

£840m contract tops Nightingale's best
Super-hospital helps Nightingale Associates defy recession with largest ever win: Nightingale Associates, as part of the Brookfield Constructions UK consortium, are to design the £840 million Southern General ‘super hospital’ in Glasgow city centre......more

Organic growth
Five star hotel rises from the desert in Egypt: The shape-shifting lands of Egypt are providing plenty of architectural interest of late. Its largely undeveloped lands have provided the perfect blank canvas for architects including Zaha Hadid......more

Nørreport comp reaches end of the line
Collaborative design wins Nørreport Train Station competition: Danish Architects COBE, in collaboration with Public Architects, Grontmij Carlbro and Bartenbach LichtLabor, are to transform the tired Nørreport Train Station in Copenhagen into a......more

Test bed for sustainable design
Broadway Malyan develop utopian sustainable house design: Broadway Malyan were approached by Sime Darby Property, Malaysia’s largest property developer, in August 2008 with a brief to develop a house design for the 'green consumer', of......more

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