Grand Designs

  • Dubai Mall set for massive $610m expansion


    Dubai Mall, world’s biggest shopping centre, set for $610m expansion

    Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping centre and most visited place on Earth in 2023, is poised for a significant expansion. Emaar Properties, the United Arab Emirates real estate developer, has announced... more

  • Guadalajara's skyline to welcome striking new mixed-use tower


    Guadalajara’s skyline to welcome striking new mixed-use tower

    An ambitious new project is set to transform Mexico's Guadalajara skyline and redefine mixed-use development in the region. Legend, a striking 190-metre-tall tower, broke ground on 24 May 2024 in the Andares Za... more

  • OXO Living Unveils OXO The Residences in Bali


    OXO Living unveils OXO The Residences in Bali

    Balinese property developer OXO Living has revealed its latest luxury project, OXO The Residences, a boutique collection of 40 neo-luxury villas in Nyanyi, Bali, north of Canggu. Nestled in a serene locale, ... more

  • ‘Billionaires’ Quay’ restoration transforms Europe’s largest yachting harbour


    ‘Billionaires’ Quay’ restoration transforms Europe’s largest yachting harbour

    The Quai des Milliardaires (‘Billionaires’ Quay’) has undergone an extensive transformation in Port Vauban, Antibes — consolidating its position as a prominent yachting hub in the Mediterranean. With... more

  • Dubai Mall, world’s biggest shopping centre, set for $610m expansion
  • SOM designs stunning new waterfront neighbourhood for Zhuhai
  • The new IDF Habitat Headquarters in Paris
  • 3XN reveals their first North American high rise

Oshinowo Studio designs first Adidas flagship store in Lagos

Lagos-based architecture practice Oshinowo Studio has designed sports and streetwear label Adidas’s first West African flagship store in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city. Located in the sought-after Victoria Island area, Oshinowo Studio won the project following a design competition held by ONL Estates with a brief to draw together Nigerian art, culture and aesthetics with the global brand’s style and personality. The company’s design draws inspiration from Lagos, as the city is home to urban culture in Nigeria and exists as a global centre of creativity. The two-floor, 380 square metre project is a retrofit of an existing 1970s building and…

Sustainable New Heart project to be built after proposal win

Dutch architectural firm, UNStudio, has been named the winner of the mixed-use Düsseldorf competition — an international sustainable design contest held in Germany. The winning design titled New Heart will be built at Hans-Böckler-Strasse 37-39 in Kennedydamm, Düsseldorf — a city that will undergo significant transitions in the coming years. New Heart is a sustainable project that will feature two tall iconic buildings surrounding a community centre. Its overall design prioritises accessibility, individuality and diversity as it features a broad mix of uses on its 10,000 square metres site. With its incorporation of offices, residential areas, recreational spaces and entertainment…

Red Sea Global partners with Equinox to deliver luxury wellness resort

Focusing on sports, fitness and lifestyle, Equinox Resort Amaala designed by Foster + Partners will be located in one of the world’s most well-preserved natural environments — Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea. The hotel collaboration between Equinox and RSG will feature 128 rooms, two opulent penthouses and a slew of amenities such as a magnesium salt rooftop pool, spa, beach club and a signature Equinox Fitness Club. Equinox Resort Amaala is Equinox’s third hotel project and will be the latest hotel brand announced for the Amaala land and property megaproject that is expected to be completed in 2027. Equinox Hotels CEO…

Dallas Museum of Art announces international design competition shortlist

The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) today announced the shortlist for the Reimagining the Dallas Museum of Art International Design Competition. The first stage of the competition, which launched in February 2023, attracted an outstanding global response, garnering 154 team submissions from around the world. The high quality of the submissions led the DMA’s Architect Selection Committee to increase the number of shortlisted teams from the originally envisaged five to six. The finalists – in alphabetical order by team lead – are: David Chipperfield Architects (London, UK) with HarrisonKornberg Architects (Local Architect); James Corner Field Operations (Landscape Architect); Pentagram (Exhibition…

Leighton Asia wins A$129M building project in India  

CIMIC Group company Leighton Asia has been selected to construct a high-rise residential project in Mumbai, India, for Birla Niyaara, a flagship mixed use development by Century Estates. The contract will generate revenue of approximately A$129 million1 for Leighton Asia. CIMIC Group Executive Chairman Juan Santamaria said: “Leighton Asia has been delivering landmark projects in India for more than 23 years. This award highlights the team’s ability to deliver quality works safely and on time to meet our client’s vision and our experience in delivering premium residential and commercial projects.” Leighton Asia Managing Director Brad Davey said: “We are pleased…

Design proposal by UNStudio selected for development in Romania

The IULIUS group recently announced that the design proposal submitted by UNStudio has been selected as the winning design for Palas Residential, their latest project in the historical downtown of the city of Iasi in Romania. Four international firms, including Foster+Partners, MVRDV and Zaha Hadid Architects were shortlisted in the competition to design the most suitable solution possible for a new development in the central area of the Romanian city. The IULIUS Group is the only developer and operator of mixed-use urban regeneration projects in Romania, with more than 20 years of real estate experience. The group is one of…

Google opens Bay View campus in Silicon Valley

Google has opened its new Bay View campus in Silicon Valley, the first time the company has developed its own major campus. The Bay View campus was designed by architects Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Heatherwick Studio, as well as Google’s design and engineering teams, and spans 42 acres adjacent to the NASA’s Ames Research Centre in Silicon Valley. It totals 1.1 million square feet, with 20 acres of open space, two office buildings, a 1,000-person event centre, and 240 short-term employee accommodation units. The interior of the buildings re-emphasizes Google’s vision for the future of work, designed in response…