Mega Structures


    The Red Sea Project secures first stage of LEED platinum certification

    Upon completion in 2030, The Red Sea Project, the world’s most ambitious luxury tourism and hospitality development, is set to offer an exclusive experience of unparalleled diversity for global travellers. ... more


    THE LINE – A revolution in urban living

    Earlier this month, His Royal Highness Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Chairman of the NEOM Company Board of Directors, announced THE LINE, a revolution in urban living at NEOM, and a blueprint for how pe... more


    KPF completes third tallest building in Shenzhen

    Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) have officially completed China Resources Headquarters, a 400-metre bullet-shaped tower nestled in the bustling Houhai District of Shenzhen. Inspired by the shape of a wint... more


    Design chosen for Sydney’s tallest residential tower

    German architecture firm, Ingenhoven in collaboration with Australian-based architecture firm Architectus have won the international design competition for the 505 George Street project in Sydney, the building... more

  • The Red Sea Project secures first stage of LEED platinum certification
  • THE LINE – A revolution in urban living
  • KPF completes third tallest building in Shenzhen
  • Design chosen for Sydney’s tallest residential tower

Contract awarded for A$224M Dubai project

Middle East‐based HLG Contracting, [foo]in which CIMIC Group has a 45% investment,[/foo] has been awarded a contract with revenue of AED619 million (A$224 million) for the construction of the EXPO Village Parcels 10 and 11 residential towers, by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). HLG will be responsible for the construction of five 16-storey towers. Three of the towers are co-joined through a mutual three-storey podium, and the other two towers are also co-joined through a shared three-storey podium. The development has a total built-up area of 155,000m2. The works include the concrete frames, masonry, facades, fit-out, external works, and provisional…

A new city in Johannesburg

In South Africa cities and urban areas are growing rapidly as more people leave rural areas to become urbanised work seekers in a crowded urban environment. In many cases this has resulted in areas growing exponentially, as the needs of thousands of arrivals are catered for. Unplanned development, congestion and commuters travelling long distances to work have become everyday features of life. The result in many urban areas has been the growth of urban sprawl - forecasts show that Johannesburg will have a population of 15 million by 2025. The US$8billion city project Modderfontein in Johannesburg, South Africa is set…

Singapore development lets people work, live, shop, play and relax

Located in Singapore’s most progressive city precinct at the heart of the URA’s urban regeneration masterplan, the major SGD$3.2 billion (AUD 2.9 billion) Paya Lebar Quarter project is developed by Lendlease. The development includes three world-class office towers offering next generation workspaces, an exclusive 429-unit premier residence, and over 200 retailers with indoor and alfresco dining experiences sit amidst lush green, connected spaces. The development is located on 4 hectares, and when completed in 2018, the three grade A office towers will offer close to 93,000 square metres of best-in-class office space and amenities. The towers will complemented by high quality…

New Mall of the World to meet Dubai’s growing tourism industry

Mall of the World, the upcoming retail mega hub planned for Dubai, is to be relocated, developer Dubai Holding has revealed. The company, which first unveiled plans for the world's biggest shopping mall in 2014, has said it will now be located on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road to allow its contribution to the emirate’s tourism growth to be “fully realised”. “Tourism remains a major part of Dubai’s diversification strategy and Mall of the World will be a critical part of that vision,” said Ahmad Bin Byat, vice chairman and managing director of Dubai Holding. “Dubai Holding is committed to…

Smart engineering brings Thailand’s tallest building to life

MahaNakhon Tower is the latest skyscraper to be added to Bangkok’s impressive skyline, and the tallest one at that. With a striking design resembling pixels, the skyscraper has become an iconic symbol in the city. At 314 m tall, construction of the skyscraper will be completed in late 2016, with the building set to open shortly thereafter. To ensure its success, the tower’s developer, PACE Development Corporation, enlisted the help of global engineering firm, Aurecon, to undertake peer review work on the building’s design and construction. As a trusted and leading consultant in designing supertall buildings, Aurecon helped PACE achieve…

World-class International Airport in Dubai to expand

Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC) will undergo a US$ 32bn expansion, which will enable the airport to accommodate more than 220 million passengers a year. Anticipated to be the biggest airport project in the world, the expansion  will be built in two phases over six to eight years. The first phase includes two satellite buildings with capacity for 120 million passengers annually and accommodate 100 A380 aircraft at any one time. The entire development will cover an area of 56 square kilometres. More than its size, the new airport’s uniqueness lies in a radically new approach to…

Crystal Lagoons the Star of Bayside Development

Crystal Lagoons, the multi-national technology company which this year established a Sydney base, has broken ground on its first lagoon in Texas. Partnering with Bayside Land Partners, the lagoon will be the star attraction in the luxury Bayside mixed-use development, located on Lake Ray Hubbard, 12km east of downtown Dallas. Crystal Lagoons’ Oceania Director Germàn Rocca said the Texas signing was yet more confirmation of increasing demand for the world’s top amenity. “The real estate community in the US has been quick to understand the benefits of Crystal Lagoons and the unique point of difference it can bring in a…