All Grand Dsesigns

  • Leeza SOHO

    Beijing tower has the world’s tallest atrium

    Leeza Soho, a 46-storey (207m) mixed-use tower, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, has the world’s tallest atrium. Within the Lize Financial Business District – a new business, residential and transport ... more
  • One Manhattan Square

    One Manhattan Square – A true vertical village

    Located along the East River waterfront with unobstructed panoramic water and skyline views, One Manhattan Square will pioneer an era of luxury on the Lower East Side. With over 9000 square metres of every conc... more
  • Kennedy Town Swimming Pool

    A public swimming complex like no other

    The second and final phase of the Kennedy Town Swimming Pool in Hong Kong, designed by Farrells, has been completed. It includes two new indoor heated pools, measuring 50 and 25 metres’ length respectively, a... more
  • OMA

    Australian architecture event to be designed by influential architects

    The MPavilion, Australia’s leading architecture commission and design event to be held in spring 2017, will be designed by Netherlands–based architects Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of OMA. A creator ... more

Striking museum design revealed

The new $428 million Museum for Western Australia is one of the most significant museum redevelopments in the world, as is evident from the new design recently revealed. Developed in the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre, the new museum will share the stories of Western Australia’s people and place, acting as a gateway to explore all of Western Australia. It will reflect the extraordinary history, distinctiveness, creativity and diversity of the State and region. Brookfield Multiplex, and its design team comprising HASSELL and OMA, has been appointed as the Managing Contractor that will design and construct the New Museum for Western Australia. The dramatic new design links contemporary architecture with the historic and heritage-listed buildings, creating a visual landmark for the State. Brookfield Multiplex architects Mark Loughnan, from HASSELL and David Gianotten from ... more

New High Rise Animates Sydney Harbour Precinct

In November 2015 the City of Sydney granted final Development Approval for the new Quay Quarter Tower, designed by 3XN Architects. The project is the most ambitious building designed by a Danish architect in the city since Utzon’s famed Opera House. In April 2014, the firm won an international competition, conducted by the client AMP Capital in cooperation with the City of Sydney Design Excellence competition process, to design the 49-storey high rise. 3XN envisions the building as a social catalyst and incubator for both business and social interaction. City Scale, Human Scale Located at 50 Bridge in Sydney’s Circular Quay precinct, the new tower will be visible from vantage points across the city. Responding to this singular site, 3XN designed a tower of stacked, angled volumes that is both sculptural and functional. This massing ensures optimal views for occupants while ... more

International Olympic Committee releases first images of new headquarters

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) selected 3XN to design its new headquarters after a multi-stage, international architectural competition that concluded in 2015. The IOC and 3XN have now released the first renderings of the project, which is located on a 24,000sm site on the banks of Lake Geneva in Lausanne, Switzerland. The new building will bring together 600 employees currently working in disparate offices throughout the city. “In recognition of the symbolism of the Olympic Games and needs of the organisation, we designed the new IOC headquarters around three key elements: movement, flexibility and sustainability,” said Jan Ammundsen, Senior Partner with 3XN. “With its dynamic, undulating façade, the building will appear different from all angles and convey the energy of an athlete in motion. Its interior is designed with as few structural constraints as possible... more

High rise tower lends inspiration from Brazil

The sustainable high-rise luxury residential project, Vitra, is designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, Studio Libeskind (New York/Milan/Zurich) and developed by JHSF (Brazil), Brazil’s leading real estate development firm. The project was completed in March 2015, upon which tenants began to occupy the units. Vitra is Libeskind’s first project in South America. Vitra is a luminous glass-clad, high-rise residential project in the Itaim Bibi district of São Paulo, near a number of the city’s main thoroughfares, offering access to the popular Ibirapuera and Do Povo parks. The bold, sculptural design features a multi-faceted glass façade articulated by inlaid balconies that form a rhythmic pattern across the façade. “The inspiration for the project is the city of São Paulo and the Brazilian people. I designed this tower to expresses the optimism, vibrant culture and dyna... more

Rome invites a world-class business park

Studio Libeskind (New York/Milan/ Zurich) has unveiled the concept design for three office towers at the heart of the planned Tor di Valle business district connected to the new AS Roma stadium. Located on an approximately 100 hectares/247 acres site that was the former home to Rome’s hippodrome, the 287,000 square metre business park is developed by Eurnova SRL (Roma). The business park is part of a larger master plan conceived by Studio Libeskind in collaboration with Meis Studio (New York) that includes the stadium, training facilities, low and high-rise office buildings, retail, dining, and cinemas. The masterplan envisions a round-the-clock, sustainable, urban district linked to the historic center of Rome. “Making an architectural contribution to the Eternal City is a treasured opportunity,” said architect Daniel Libeskind. “Rome will have a world-class business park ... more

Luxury hotel set to become new Sydney landmark

A new luxury hotel will become the picture postcard landmark for the State Government’s $2.5bn international convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct at Darling Harbour. Leading international property and infrastructure group, Lend Lease, today announced it has signed a conditional agreement to develop, build and sell the hotel to Australian hotelier, Jerry Schwartz. French hotel manager Accor will operate the hotel under its luxury 5-star Sofitel brand. Lend Lease CEO and Managing Director, Steve McCann, said, “We are delighted to announce this agreement with leading hoteliers Schwartz and Accor to develop the first new luxury hotel in the Sydney CBD in 15 years. This is a major milestone in delivering the State Government’s significant infrastructure project at Darling Harbour that will generate ongoing tourism and economic benefits to the city and State. Construct... more

Grand Paris Express metro station

The winner of the second and final stage of the Société du Grand París competition to design the new Clichy-Montfermeil metro station in Paris has been announced as Barcelona based architects Enric Miralles / Benedetta Tagliabue (EMBT) along with local architects bordas + peiro. Clichy-Montfermeil is one of four new stations to be designed as part of the Grand París Express (GPE) project – a plan to modernise and expand the Paris transport network and link up neighbourhoods. The other stations in the scheme are Villejuif, Noisy-Champs and Le Bourget, the design for the latter having recently been won by Elizabeth & Christian de Portzamparc (AECDP). The station itself is characterised by a colourful geometric canopy that looks to uplift what the architects describe as a‘grey and abandoned place’. Decorative motifs adorn the floor, pergola roof and wall panels with t... more

Earthquake struck city to be restored

The Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct brings together all justice and emergency services in one purpose-built, world-class precinct in central Christchurch. The precinct will help provide better public services and support agencies in their work to reduce crime and re-offending. It is the largest multi-agency government co-location project in New Zealand’s history. An estimated 2000 people will work in or use the 40,000 square metre precinct daily. At the peak of construction, 400–500 people will be employed. The precinct is the first major public building to be built in Christchurch by the government since the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. It is located in the central city block bordered by Colombo, Tuam, Durham and Lichfield Streets in Christchurch. It is one of the anchor projects and forms part of the Government’s blueprint for the central city re... more

A first of its kind hotel in the UK

Levitt Bernstein have been commissioned by Allied London, to convert Manchester’s famous Granada Studios into an ‘event hotel’ situated in the existing Granada TV Office building. The concept is the first of its kind in the UK and is the latest in a series of collaborations between Levitt Bernstein and Allied London since 2000, which also includes the nearby No 1. Hardman Street and the award-winning regeneration of the Brunswick Centre in central London. For this exciting project, the original Granada television studios and their associated production spaces will become a series of performance venues hosting live entertainment which guests at the hotel, known as The Manchester Grande, will be given access to. The Manchester Grande is a key part of the next important development for the city - the creation of the St Johns neighborhood. The original, iconic building designed by R... more