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Ilan & Asaf Ramon International Airport, Israel

The Ilan and Asaf Ramon International Airport was designed by Amir Mann-Ami Shinar Architects and Planners in partnership with Moshe Zur Architects. The Airport, servicing the Red Sea resort city of Eilat and surrounding region, was commissioned by the Israel Airport Authority (IAA) and was handled from A to Z by the […]

Wonderland Intercontinental Hotel, China

The Shimao Wonderland Intercontinental hotel has opened within an 88-metre-deep abandoned quarry near Shanghai. Designed by London and Shanghai based Jade + QA, the 337-room hotel descends 16 storeys below ground level, within the former quarry and is described by the studio as a ground scraper. The concept for the […]

China Resources Headquarters, China

Kohn Pedersen Fox has completed a 400-metre-high supertall skyscraper as the headquarters of the China Resources export company in Shenzhen, China. The 67-storey tower, which Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) describes as “inspired by the shape of the winter bamboo shoot”, is the third tallest building in the rapidly developing city. Named […]

Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre

The Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre is located on the river in Hexi New Town; Nanjing’s new central business district. The project includes a 106,500 m2 conference centre, two towers totalling 258,500 m2, 100,000 m2 of basement areas and the plaza that terminates the CBDs main axis on the riverfront. The masterplan expresses […]

Passenger Clearance Building,China

The PCB is built on a new 150-hectare artificial island reclaimed from the open waters to the north-east of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), and, will benefit from the proximity to the HKIA’s transport links, including the Skypier Ferry Terminal, and the MTR’s Airport Express and Tung Chung line. It […]

Weiwuying, Taiwan

Mecanoo’s 141,000-square-metre National Kaohsiung Centre for the Arts, described as the “world’s largest performing arts centre under one roof”, is now open in Taiwan. The extraordinary architecture of Weiwuying is inspired by the sinuous canopy created by clusters of banyan trees commonly found in the region. The single sweeping building covers a surface area of […]

Shenzhen Energy Company

The 96,000m2 office development for the state-owned Shenzhen Energy Company is designed to look and feel at home in the cultural, political and business center of Shenzhen, while standing out as a new social and sustainable landmark at the main axis of the city. The volume and height of the new headquarters for Shenzhen Energy Company […]

3 World Trade Centre, Manhattan

The city’s fifth-tallest building spans 80 storeys and reaches 1,079 feet (329 metres) high, making it currently the second tallest building at the redeveloped World Trade Center site. Also known as 3WTC, the building is surrounded by 10,000 floor-to-ceiling glass panels and based on a reinforced concrete core. Steel girders and beams […]

The Morpheus Hotel, Macau

It is the first tower in the world, to use an external skeleton to support its massive structure, the Morpheus hotel is one of the final projects designed by celebrated architect Zaha Hadid. DesignCurial were offered the chance to speak to viviana to find out more about the Morpheus hotel […]