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The CTBUH Global News Archive is the primary place to get all the latest news on tall buildings, urban development and sustainable construction from around the world. The CTBUH also disseminates this information via our Monthly e-Newsletter, CTBUH Journal, and through books and reports. To view news for a certain category or time period, please use the links on the left side menu.

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New Plans Lodged for 49-Story Sydney Redevelopment


19 Oct 2018, Sydney, Australia

A developer has lodged new plans to redevelop a historic Sydney site into a 49-story tower, following the rejection of a prior proposal. The $149 million project includes 246 residential units and a 100-room hotel. Read more.

Auckland Landmark Tower Competition Winner Announced


10 Oct 2018, Auckland, New Zealand

A design has been chosen as the winning scheme for a new landmark tower in Auckland, New Zealand. The 180-meter high-rise will include 226 apartments, a 233-room hotel, and a market on the ground floor. Read more.

Architecture Firm to Master Plan 230-Hectare Site in Shenzhen


28 Sep 2018, Shenzhen, China

An architecture firm has been chosen to design a master plan for the Qianhai area of Shenzhen. The plans feature a central sky garden, convention center, 400-room hotel, and opera house on the 230-hectare site. Read more.

Multiple Proposals Revealed for Landmark High-Rise Project in Auckland


07 Sep 2018, Auckland, New Zealand

Several proposed designs for a new mixed-use tower in Auckland have been released. The winning design for the hotel and apartment building, which is set to be announced in October, will rise in the city’s entertainment district. Read more.

A 100-Meter Tower To Be Built on the Banks of the Arve River in Geneva


30 Aug 2018, Geneva, Switzerland

A 100-meter tower and three 60-meter towers are planned as part of a redevelopment scheme in Geneva, near the Arve River. 300 residences will be included, most of which are intended for public officials. Read more.

“Green Spine” Selected to Rise in Melbourne’s Southbank


15 Aug 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A design featuring two towers wrapped in greenery has been selected as the winning proposal of a competition for Melbourne’s Southbank sector. The high-rises, one of which would be Australia’s tallest, are each topped by a botanical garden. Read more.

Firms Reveal Visions for Landmark Melbourne Southbank Development


30 Jul 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Six shortlisted schemes for Melbourne’s Southbank precinct have been revealed. The $2 billion project has drawn proposals for towers reaching above 300 meters that feature sky gardens, observatory decks, and innovative designs. Read more.

Proposal Wins Competition for New Train Station in Hamburg


17 Jul 2018, Hamburg, Germany

An architectural firm has won a design competition for a new train station development in the Altona borough of Hamburg. The proposal features two towers, a base level with public amenities, and a roof landscape that includes a park. Read more.

Architect Wins Competition to Design High-Rise in Tempere, Finland


14 Jun 2018, Tempere, Finland

A Helsinki- and Copenhagen-based architecture firm has won a contest to revitalize the former industrial area of Tempere, Finland. The new scheme will include a public square and a 16-story residential tower. Read more.

New Design Unveiled for 55-Story Tower in Wuxi, China


12 Jun 2018, Wuxi, China

An architect has won a design competition to build a 55-story, mixed-use tower in Wuxi, China. The project will include a hotel, extended-stay rooms, and sky-villas. The tower’s podium features four stories of mixed-use programming, including retail. Read more.

Winner Announced for Master-Planning Competition in Novorossiysk, Russia


06 Jun 2018, Novorossiysk, Russia

The winner of a master-planning competition for Novorossiysk’s seafront has been announced. The proposed design spans 13.9 hectares and includes nine buildings, a new fishing port, a marina, and piers. Read more.

Two Design Proposals Revealed for Tech-Focused “Unicorn Island” in Chengdu


17 May 2018, Chengdu, China

Designs for two of the four winning entries for the Unicorn Island master plan in the capital of China's Sichuan province have been revealed. The island’s position on Xing Long Lake offers an opportunity to create a memorable new skyline. Read more.

Designs for a Ride Share Company’s Flying-Car “Skyports” Unveiled


17 May 2018, Los Angeles, United States

Several architecture firms revealed their proposals for conceptual “Skyports,” which would facilitate urban aerial ridesharing in global cities. All designs can accommodate 1,000 takeoffs and landings per hour. Read more.

Four Teams Shortlisted for Eiffel Tower Overhaul in Paris


09 May 2018, Paris, France

Four architecture, landscape design, and urban planning teams have been shortlisted for an overhaul of the Eiffel Tower in time for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The project will see the teams propose improvements to the 324-meter tower. Read more.

Shortlist Revealed for Melbourne’s BMW Southbank Site


27 Apr 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne’s BMW Southbank site will be developed by one of a shortlist of prominent architects, in partnership with local Australian architects, according to Malaysia-based Beulah International, who acquired the site. Read more.

Competition-Winning Entry for Sofia Mixed-Use Project is Revealed


20 Apr 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria

An architect has released its competition-winning design for the final phase of Garitage Park, a 16.5-hectare complex in Sofia, Bulgaria. The project features three high-rises, including two residential towers and an office building. Read more.

Hybrid Wooden “Vertical Village” Complex Wins Paris Competition


18 Apr 2018, Paris, France

A group of architects has won a design competition to build a new mixed-use development in Paris called "Vertical Village". The project will be built primarily out of timber, with only the core and lower floors made of concrete. Read more.

Shenzhen Chooses Australian Architect’s Plan for New Business District


05 Apr 2018, Shenzhen, China

Architecture firm Hassell has won a competition to design a mixed-use precinct in Shenzhen. The master plan envisages offices connected by an elevated walkway and interspersed with parkland and cultural buildings. Read more.

Architect Appointed for Green Square Project in Sydney


04 Apr 2018, Sydney, Australia

A developer has chosen a Japanese architecture firm to design a new 19-story tower in Sydney. The design of the building, which will contain 384 residential units, depicts a plant-filled exterior that is reminiscent of a vertical forest. Read more.

Toronto’s George Brown College Selects Finalists for Wooden Tower


02 Apr 2018, Toronto, Canada

George Brown College in Toronto has revealed finalists for the design of a wooden tower on its campus, which will house a new Tall Wood Research Design Institute, alongside George Brown's Centre for Information and Computer Technology. Read more.

Portland’s Three Finalists for Post Office Redevelopment Don’t Include Twin Skyscrapers


26 Mar 2018, Portland, United States

Economic development agency Prosper Portland has chosen three finalists for the city’s downtown post office redevelopment. An earlier proposal for two high-rises connected by a skybridge was not included as a finalist. Read more.

Commission Awarded for Hangzhou’s 7 Bao Station District


16 Mar 2018, Hangzhou, China

CallisonRTKL has won an international design competition for the 7 Bao Station district, a transit-oriented development serving Hangzhou’s new central business district. The project seeks to progress the city’s status as a tech hub. Read more.

Project Brings Rooftop Farming and Canal Life to Brussels


15 Mar 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Danish architecture firm Henning Larsen has been chosen to develop a large urban regeneration project in Brussels. Called Key West, the development will include housing as well as space for local production facilities such as microbreweries. Read more.

Shortlist of Architects Announced for 505 George Street in Sydney


15 Mar 2018, Sydney, Australia

Six architect teams have been shortlisted for a competition to design what could become one of Sydney’s tallest skyscrapers. The mixed-use tower will include retail, apartments, two child-care centers, and a premium hotel. Read more.

Moscow to Welcome “Parachute Hybrids” Residential District


01 Mar 2018, Moscow, Russia

An architect has won an international competition to design a new residential quarter in Moscow. The firm has proposed a new building typology that combines residential bar and slab structures with supplemental programming suspended above. Read more.

Architect Wins Competition for Dual-Tower Mixed-Use Complex in Rotterdam


22 Feb 2018, Rotterdam, Netherlands

An architect has won a design competition for the third phase of Weenapoint, a mixed-use development in Rotterdam. Located near Rotterdam Central Station, the scheme will include 17,000 square meters of office space, retail, and 300 residences. Read more.

Plans Unveiled for Trio of Residential Towers in Basel


21 Dec 2017, Basel, Switzerland

A Swiss architecture practice has won a competition to design a new master plan for Basel's Nordspitze area, including three slim, cylindrical residential skyscrapers. A new city park will fill the space around the towers. Read more.

Winner Selected for Brussels Delta Tower Competition


05 Dec 2017, Brussels, Belgium

A Japanese/Belgian design team has won an international design competition for a new tower in the outer Brussels municipality of Auderghem. The scheme would activate a triangular site at a prominent city corner. Read more.

Design Selected for Huafa International Seafront Garden in Zhuhai


04 Dec 2017, Zhuhai, China

With the recent design competition win of Huafa International Seafront Garden, an international partnership of architects and designers has been selected for a third major project in the Shizimen CBD, a new financial hub of Zhuhai, China. Read more.

Danish Firm Wins Competition for Toronto Condo Complex


16 Nov 2017, Toronto, Canada

A Danish architecture firm has won a competition to build a residential complex in Toronto, which will comprise a pair of tower peaks covered in rippling terraces inspired by the waves of the nearby lake. Read more.