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20 Feb 2017, Zhengzhou, China
A London-based firm has released images of its competition-winning trade center complex in Zhengzhou, China. The Cradle Towers will comprise five mixed-use towers swooping out of a ring-shaped podium. Read more.
08 Feb 2017, Chelyabinsk, Russia
A competition-winning, multi-tower master plan is set to activate Chelyabinsk’s existing grid structure and use it as a vehicle for spatial transformation, while adding density to the area in the form of skyscrapers. Read more.
07 Feb 2017, Aarhus, Denmark
Architects have won a competition to design a significant new residential and commercial complex in the heart of Aarhus Ø, the newly developed port district of Aarhus, Denmark. The winning proposal is dubbed Nicolinehus. Read more.
31 Jan 2017, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
A competition winning scheme for a hotel and serviced apartments in the heart of Mecca has been revealed. The scheme addresses the shortage of accommodation in Mecca in response to the rapid growth in visitor numbers. Read more.
27 Jan 2017, Mississauga, Canada
An architect has won a competition to design a landmark building with offset floor plates for the master planned M City in Mississauga. The 60-story flagship Tower 8 will rise from the corner of Burnhamthorpe Road and Confederation Parkway. Read more.
25 Jan 2017, Budapest, Hungary
An architect has won the commission to design a new multi-tower master plan for the Budapart neighborhood of Budapest, Hungary. The project is set to become the largest singular urban development in the city in nearly 30 years. Read more.
04 Jan 2017, Lagos, Nigeria
As part of the City Above The City competition, a Cameroonian architecture practice has revealed a striking concept for a wooden tower in the heart of Ikory, Lagos. The 26-story tower is designed as four distinct parts centered around a shared core. Read more.
19 Dec 2016, Melbourne, Australia
An architecture firm has won design rights to its second major scheme in Melbourne with a proposal for a 21-story residential tower – dubbed The Mayfair – located at 412 St. Kilda Road. Read more.
30 Nov 2016, Chongqing, China
A competition-winning design has been chosen for a mixed-use development, called Longfor Phase IV, in Chongqing. The project comprises a single tower and podium integrated as an assembled massing of stacked, box-like volumes. Read more.
30 Nov 2016, Xi'an, China
An architecture firm has won a design competition to provide master planning and design services for the Great Xi'an New Center. The project is expected to complete in phases over many years, resulting in a new city center by 2019. Read more.
23 Nov 2016, Hyderabad, India
The 120-meter Aurobindo Pharma Towers, located the center of HITEC in the City of Hyderabad, have two options for their layout: one intends to accentuate each building's verticality while the other amplifies the horizontality of the site. Read more.
17 Oct 2016, Heidelberg, Germany
A firm has won a competition to redesign an energy center in Heidelberg. Currently a cylindrical-shaped storage facility, the space will be transformed into a dynamic sculpture, city icon, and knowledge hub for sustainable energy. Read more.
14 Oct 2016, Beirut, Lebanon
A Paris-based Lebanese architect has been selected to design the Beirut Museum of Art, which will feature a 124-meter-tall, campanile-like tower housing 1,000 works of art, workshop space, as well as artists’ residences. Read more.
12 Oct 2016, Casablanca, Morocco
A planned redesign of Casablanca’s financial district by a Paris-based architecture firm uses the city’s vernacular architecture to create a contemporary building typology in a project called Casa Anfa. Read more.
20 Sep 2016, Stavanger, Norway
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has won a design contest to develop a new high-rise tower in the Norwegian city of Stavanger. The winning proposal, known as "Breiavatnet Lanterna," is a dynamic 26-story scheme. Read more.
16 Sep 2016, Zhuhai, China
An architecture firm has been selected from four international architectural practices in a competition to design the massive Hengqin MixC World complex in Zhuhai, China, estimated to cost USD$7.5 billion. Read more.
22 Mar 2016, Vienna, Austria
Two architecture firms have teamed up to design a master plan for a site along the Danube riverfront as part of an international design competition. The proposal would add density to the site through the addition of several high-rises. Read more.
21 Jan 2016, Shenzhen, China
HENN has won first place in the competition to design Kingdee Tower, the headquarters for software company Kingdee in Shenzhen, China. The 44-story glazed tower will be the central building for the new headquarters. Read more.
17 Sep 2015, New York City, United States
US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council, has announced the winners of the US Tall Wood Building Prize Competition. Read more.
10 Sep 2015, Paris, France
Soon, you may not be able to recognize Paris’s most controversial building, Tour Montparnasse, as an architectural competition was recently announced to revamp the tower in time for the city's possible 2024 hosting of the Olympic Games. Read more.
28 May 2015, Frankfurt, Germany
The winner of the coveted task of designing the Porsche Design Tower in Frankfurt has been announced. A German architecture firm has won the $109,000 prize for their 100-meter 28-story building that incorporates the required elements. Read more.
18 Mar 2015, Munich, Germany
An architecture firm has won a competition to design a cluster of four mixed-use towers adjacent to Munich’s Hirschgarten station. Each tower in the complex will be perched upon a six- to seven-story plinth. Read more.
16 Mar 2015, Vienna, Austria
An international competition was held to select an architect for a 31-story skyscraper in Vienna. The winning design is a 115-meter office tower that will be built next to the Danube Canal on Schnirchgasse, southeast of the city center. Read more.
03 Feb 2015, Chicago, United States
Five local architecture firms and one landscape firm came up with diverse and creative proposals to make the failed dream of the Chicago Spire into a productive site for the surrounding community. Read more.
22 Dec 2014, Taipei, Taiwan
In a design competition, a concept was developed for a residential tower complex with rock-like walls, a cavernous swimming pool, and plants growing out of every crevice. This project explores how high-rises can incorporate natural elements. Read more.
21 Nov 2014, Shenzhen, China
The recently announced winner of an invited competition will design a grand office development on a 27,777-square-meter plot of land in Shekou, Shenzhen, which will create 80,000 square meters of office space. Read more.
22 Oct 2014, Washington DC, United States
A new competition invites US developers, institutions, organizations, and design teams willing to undertake an alternative approach to designing and building taller wood structures to submit entries for a prize of $2 million. Read more.
16 Oct 2014, Helsinki, Finland
The State of Finland and the City of Helsinki are seeking a developer for the area close to the city center by means of a design-build competition. The competition calls for eight to 10 towers of at least 15 stories. Read more.
16 Oct 2014, Shenzhen, China
For the Shenzhen Bay Super City Competition, a firm has proposed “eroded urbanism” as a prototype for flexible metropolitan development, which integrates various commercial, residential, cultural, and environmental forces. Read more.
15 Sep 2014, Shenzhen, China
The Shenzhen Bay Super City Masterplan aims to create a new city center with headquarter offices for global corporations and related venues for international conferences, exhibitions, and cultural programs. Read more.