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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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Second-Place Design Revealed for Paris’s Tour Montparnasse Competition

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27 Sep 2017, Paris, France

The second-place design has been revealed for the competition to renovate the Tour Montparnasse in Paris. This alternative proposal features a faceted façade and a rounded floor plan shape. Read more.


Design Competition Winners to Create “Living Canvas” in Shenzhen

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26 Sep 2017, Shenzhen, China

The winning team from an international design competition involving 70 architects will build the 80,000-square-meter Bao’an Art and Culture Center in Shenzhen in the style of a "living canvas." Read more.


Local Architecture Firm Wins VIA Campus Design Competition in Denmark

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19 Sep 2017, Horsens, Denmark

A local architecture firm has won a competition for the new VIA University College and the Innovation House. Together, the schemes comprise 35,000 square meters, and will constitute close to half of the new combined campus area. Read more.


Melbourne Architecture Firm Wins Parramatta Tower Design Competition

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12 Sep 2017, Sydney, Australia

A design by a Melbourne architecture firm, which drew its inspiration from the nearby Parramatta River, has been selected for a 26,000-square-meter office tower at 32 Smith Street in Parramatta. Read more.


Architects Selected to Design Sustainable Housing Complex in Eindhoven

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14 Jul 2017, Eindhoven, Netherlands

A team of architects has won a competition to design a “progressive residential development” in inner-city Eindhoven. Known as Nieuw Bergen, the complex will offer high-quality, sustainable residences for the neighborhood. Read more.


Saxophone-Inspired Tower Wins Design Competition in Rotterdam

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13 Jul 2017, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Architects have won a competition to design a new tower for Rotterdam. The Sax, which comprises two interconnected towers, will rise between the New Luxor Theater and the Boston and Seattle residential areas. Read more.


Multi-Tower Design Wins Eindhoven Design Competition

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20 Jun 2017, Eindhoven, Netherlands

A team has won a competition to create a new mixed-use hub in Eindhoven. The winning proposal includes a trio of towers and a urban plaza, called District E. The 70,000-square-meter proposal will be located next to Eindhoven Station. Read more.


Architecture Firm Wins Design Competition for Circular Quay Tower in Sydney

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19 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia

An architecture firm has won a competition to design a new office tower as part of an urban precinct that is set to reinvigorate part of Sydney’s iconic Circular Quay area. The scheme is characterized by a multi-level network of pedestrian laneways. Read more.


SkyCity Challenge 17 to Rejuvenate J57 Mini Sky City Tower in Changsha

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06 Jun 2017, Changsha, China

SkyCity has launched an international design competition called SkyCity Challenge 17 with the hopes of rejuvenating J57, a 208-meter prefabricated skyscraper. Teams will design one of 17 vertical courtyards inside the modular building. Read more.


Competition-Winning Design Selected for Wuhan’s Optics Valley Center

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18 May 2017, Wuhan, China

A competition-winning design was recently selected for the new Optics Valley Center complex. Totaling 315,000 square meters of gross floor area across three buildings, the project features a 400-meter-tall office tower. Read more.


Architecture Firm Wins Design Competition for Zhuhai Huafa Plaza

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03 May 2017, Zhuhai, China

An architecture firm has won a design competition for Zhuhai Huafa Plaza. When complete in 2019, it will feature three towers of 130, 180, and 250 meters, respectively, together with three commercial environments. Read more.


Competition-Winning Design Selected for Hybrid-Timber Tower in Västerås

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02 May 2017, Västerås, Sweden

A competition-winning design has been selected for a new residential tower in Västerås. The proposal employs a hybrid solid wood and concrete structure with a wrap-around-terrace façade characterized by three-dimensional elements. Read more.


Competition-Winning Design Selected for Antwerp Tower

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19 Apr 2017, Antwerp, Belgium

A competition-winning design has been selected for a 25-story apartment and office tower, called Striga 3, in Antwerp, Belgium. The project sits in the center of the Nieuw Zuid master plan – an urban extension to the south of the city. Read more.


Five Concept Designs Revealed for Milan's Disused Railway Yards

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12 Apr 2017, Milan, Italy

Five architecture studios have unveiled conceptual proposals to transform seven unused railways across Milan, creating high-density housing and swaths of greenery. The five visions emerged from a workshop held in December 2016. Read more.


Waterfall-Inspired Tower Planned for 77 Hope Street in South Brisbane

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10 Apr 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A Brisbane-based developer has submitted a new development application for a striking 33-story residential tower at 77 Hope Street in south Brisbane, inspired by Queensland’s rainforests and sub-tropical climate. Read more.


Architecture Firm Tapped to Design New Stations for the Sydney Metro

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31 Mar 2017, Sydney, Australia

An architecture firm has won a competition to create a chain of seven stations along an extension of the Sydney Metro, which will tunnel beneath the city's harbor. The firm also picked up the commission for the USD$1.1 billion Circular Quay tower. Read more.


Design Firm Announced for Landmark Mixed-Use Development in Frankfurt

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03 Mar 2017, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

An architecture firm has won an international competition to design a new mixed-use development on the site of the former Deutsche Bank offices in Frankfurt, Germany. The new mixed-use development will consist of four high-rise towers. Read more.


Architects Reveal Competition-Winning Cradle Towers Proposal for Zhengzhou

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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.


Competition-Winning, Multi-Tower Master Plan to Transform Chelyabinsk

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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.


Terraced, Mixed-Use Complex Designed for Aarhus Port District

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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.


New Luxury Hotel Proposed for Mecca

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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.


Architect Wins Design Competition for Mississauga’s M City

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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.


Budapest's Largest Urban Development in 30 Years Begins Construction

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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.


Lagos Design Competition Features Conceptual Wooden Tower

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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.


Architect Tapped to Design Residential Tower at 412 St. Kilda Road in Melbourne

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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.


Mixed-Use Longfor Phase IV Development Proposed for Chongqing

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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.


Competition-Winning Design Selected for Xi’an’s Newest CBD

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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.


Architect Weighs Design Layouts for Trio of Aurobindo Pharma Towers in Hyderabad

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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.


Competition-Winning Design Selected for Heidelberg Energy Storage Center and Park

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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.


Architect Wins Design for Beirut Museum of Art

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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.