All articles by Hemanth Kumar

Hemanth Kumar

The world’s most expensive stadiums: Top Ten

The US is home to six of the world’s ten costliest stadiums, while the UK, Singapore, Russia and Australia have one each. The majority of the stadiums host matches of the National Football League while some of them are used for cricket and baseball. Designbuild Network lists the top ten stadiums in the world by the cost of construction.

The world’s most expensive skyscrapers

The US has three of the world’s seven most expensive skyscrapers, while China and South Korea have two each. The world’s most expensive skyscraper complex ever built, however, is in Abraj Al-Bait, Saudi Arabia, which cost more than $15bn. Designbuild Network lists the world’s top skyscrapers based on the total cost of construction.

Hines outlines plans for luxury residential tower in Houston, US

Real estate firm Hines has unveiled plans to develop a 46-storey, luxury residential tower in downtown Houston, US. 

£1bn Olympia London redevelopment project gets approval

The £1bn Olympia London redevelopment project in the UK has been approved by the Hammersmith & Fulham Council.

MVRDV wins contract to design mixed-use complex in Germany

Netherlands-based architecture firm MVRDV has received a contract to design a mixed-use complex that will redevelop a post-industrial site in Kiel, Germany.

Finbar receives planning amendment approval for Civic Heart project

Finbar Group (FRI) has received approval from Western Australia (WA) for a site-specific planning amendment for the A$330m ($235.35m) Civic Heart development in South Perth.

Gammon wins $369.7m contract to build residential project in Hong Kong

The international travel and tourism industry, which was badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, is slowly bouncing back as countries accelerate vaccination programmes.

MCC receives approval to construct two stands at Lord’s cricket ground

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has received approval from the Westminster City Council to build two new stands at the Lord’s cricket stadium in London, UK.

Liverpool selects consortium to prepare new tall buildings policy

Liverpool City Council has selected a consortium of Urban Initiatives Studio (UIS) and Chris Blandford Associates to prepare a new tall buildings policy for the city.