With Asian economies affected by Covid-19, South Korea has shown its ability to act swiftly to deal with the pandemic effectively.
Denmark-based Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has been announced as the lead masterplan designer for the Penang South Islands (PSI) project, which involves the development of three man-made islands under the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project. BIG was selected as the winner of the PSI Masterplan Design Competition (MDC) after 124 submissions from 26 countries were reviewed. The announcement
Architects from around Asia have discussed how Covid-19 has affected their businesses and how the industry can adapt and survive. You can view their webinars here:
The B1M provides an excellent overview of the tallest Skyscrapers currently under construction: And here is their 2019 video on the same topic:
Surbana Jurong (SJ), the engineering consultancy head-quartered in Singapore, has made another acquisition. This time, they have purchased Prostruct Consulting. Prostruct offers security and blast-resistant products as well as consultancy and testing services to the urban infrastructure market in Singapore. SJ now includes the company to its buildings services portfolio as it adds extra capabilities
IDC (International Data Corporation) has announced the 2020 winners for their IDC Smart City Asia/Pacific Awards (SCAPA) with Taiwan picking up 4 awards, China and Singapore gaining 3, and South Korea and Australia getting 2 prizes. Other winners were from India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, and New Zealand. The SCAPA Awards do not include Japan.
In a response to the financial impact of COVID-19, international engineering consultancy group AECOM has announced that it’s board of directors and top execs will be taking a 20% pay cut. Michael S. Burke has agreed to continue on as CEO, giving the board more time to search for his replacement, as he previously announced that
London-based architecture practice Feilden Fowles has won the international design competition to create the new Central Hall building for the National Rail Museum in York, UK. Feilden Fowles’ team beat 75 other practices, with the jury praising the team’s design concept for its elegance, its ambitious energy strategy and its intriguing new visitor journeys. The
Singapore businesses (such as real estate developers, construction companies, and logistics providers) now have access to the 3D Singapore Sandbox, launched by the SLA (Singapore Land Authority). The tool provides geospatial data comprising of over 160,000 3D-building models that will help businesses develop innovative urban planning solutions and services. Users can also make use of
Vittorio Gregotti, an Italian architect who helped design the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics stadium passed away on Sunday, March 15 at the age of 92, following the contraction of Covid-19. Famous for his stadium designs, Gregotti also designed the Merassi stadium in Genoa for the 1990 World Cup as well as the Arcimboldi Opera Theatre
Reports say that the Polish government has plans for the Port Komunikacyjny (CPK) airport (located between Warsaw and Łódź) to initially serve roughly 45 million passengers per year, with the view to eventually serving up to 100 million passengers. Currently Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is ranked as the biggest airport in the world, serving over
Canada’s WSP Global Inc. is moving ahead with talks to acquire rival engineering services firm Aecom, reports say. Shares of Aecom rose 7.7% to $51.33 at 10:14 a.m. in New York trading Wednesday, giving the company a market capitalization of about $8.1 billion. WSP Global shares fell less than 1% to C$88.48 in Toronto, valuing it at about C$9.4 billion ($7 billion). Bloomberg
Japanese firm Kengo Kuma & Associate and local firm K2LD Architects have provided the winning concept, with a linear design with a flowing green terrain that leads to an amphitheatre. Australian firm Cox Architecture, which designed the Helix bridge, collaborated with local firm architects61 had also designed an abstract crescent moon shape that is marked
How to stand out beside the world’s tallest building? That was the challenge facing Dutch architecture firm UNStudio when it received a commission to build a new tower on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road, directly opposite the 828-meter Burj Khalifa.But the client, state-owned developer Wasl, was not fixated on height, the brief was for a “strong, sustainable concept,