Dutch company Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has begun construction on Xinhu Hangzhou Prism, a pyramid-shaped mixed-use building, which forms the heart of Hangzhou’s Future Tech City in the new Technology Central Business District (CBD) in China.
The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has unveiled the world’s tallest statue, dubbed Statue of Unity, a memorial dedicated to the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Philippines-based integrated urban townships developer Megaworld Corporation will begin construction of a new and modern central business district, The Upper East, in the city of Bacolod in 2018.
Grand River Development, managed by Riant Capital, has unveiled plans for a $1.1bn mixed-use commercial tower in Taipei, Taiwan. The Taipei Sky Tower will be located adjacent to Taipei 101 in Taipei’s prime Xinyi District and will feature a retail podium, a luxury hotel, a lifestyle hotel and a theatre house. The 54-storey tower will measure more than 260m in height and include 93,000sq m in combined floor area. Riant Capital’s CEO Aaron Chan said: “Due to the unique location and street front exposure of the site, we are able to re-create a new whole pedestrian block comprising independently operated retail and F&B flagship/concept stores that one typically finds in major international cities such as New York, Tokyo or Hong Kong. “We believe that this pedestrian shopping experience will offer consumers an attractive alternative to the traditional department store concept and that our innovative approach will further enhance Taipei Xinyi District’s status as a premium business and retail centre in Asia.”