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Commercial Architecture

8.2

Aldar Central Market souk Abu Dhabi / Foster + Partners

The Abu Dhabi Central Market redevelopment is a mixed-used project located in the Central Business District of the Emirate city. The Central Market Project consists of a complex of three skyscrapers, one supertall, that are under construction in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Construction of the three towers was scheduled to end in 2010 and a total project completion date of 2014, including the Emporium and The Souk and the four star Marriot Courtyard Hotel and five star Marriot Renaissance hotel...... Read More...
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Hotel Santos Porta Fira / Toyo Ito & Associates + b720 Arquitectos

Hotel Santos Porta Fira was designed by the architecture firms Toyo Ito & Associates and b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos. The 26-floor hotel tower is 112.71 m (369.78 ft) tall and has a capacity of 345 rooms. The outer facade of the double-skin building is made of red aluminum tubes. Inspired by the lotus flower, the tower twists upwards and expands towards the top...... Read More...

Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza / SOM – Skidmore Owings & Merrill

The Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)-designed Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza has opened its doors to its office users. The circular 60-story tower takes its place as the tallest building in the central Chinese city. Located in the northeast portion of Zhengzhou, the 919-feet (280-meter) tall tower’s circular form is a response to the surrounding development’s shape that centers on a manmade lake...... Read More...
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CMA CGM Headquarters / Zaha Hadid Architects

The CMA CGM tower is one of the highest towers for offices, in the city of Marseilles. Situated in the Euromediterranée area of the city, this tower - designed by Zaha Hadid - houses the head offices of the maritim transport company CMA CGM, 3rd world groupe of containers maritim transport...... Read More...
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IGuzzini Ibérica Headquarters in Sant Cugat / Mias Arquitectes

The “il Cielo” iGuzzini lighting headquarters in Spain is the last of a series of constructions that have adopted sustainable energy and natural and artificial light management as the cornerstones of their design. The building, located in the Parque de Actividades Empresariales Can Sant Joan in Sant Cugat del Vallès, is the result of optimised energy efficiency, not just in terms of consumption but also in the way that energy is generated...... Read More...
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Horizontal Skyscraper – Vanke Center / Steven Holl Architects

The Horizontal Skyscraper - Vanke Center, designed by Steven Holl Architects and completed in 2009, is a mixed-use building that includes offices for the Vanke Co., a conference center, restaurant, an auditorium, a hotel, apartments and a large public park. By raising the 1,296,459 sf building on eight cores — as far as 50 meters apart and positioning the building right under the 35-meter high limit of the area...... Read More...
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Apple Store – Covent Garden / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects

San Francisco-based practice Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has restored a Grade II-listed building in London’s Covent Garden for retail giant Apple. Apple Store Covent Garden is the brand’s largest store in Europe and was the biggest in the world until the Grand Central Station store in New York opened in December 2011...... Read More...
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Iron Market Haiti / John McAslan+Partners

The Iron Market in Port-au-Prince is a cultural, historic and architectural landmark in Haiti. Its location in the centre of the city means it is a significant commercial and social hub. John McAslan + Partners will rebuild and restore the market in time for it to re-open on the first anniversary of January 2010's earthquake. The Iron Market will be an important resource for the residents of Port-au-Prince as well as an important symbol for the country’s recovery from devastation...... Read More...
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The Pinnacle@Duxton / ARC Studio Architecture + Urbanism

The Pinnacle @ Duxton redefines by ARC Studio Architecture + Urbanism, high-rise high-density living and challenges the conventions of public housing as an architectural typology. The project addresses pragmatic, financial, social issues, and responds sensitively to a myriad of planning constraints. It boldly demonstrates a sustainable and liveable urban high-rise high-density living and initiates an innovative typology of public communal spaces that are metaphorically reclaimed from the air...... Read More...
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1 Bligh Street Building Tower / ingenhoven architects & Architectus

The office tower designed by Christoph Ingenhoven (ingenhoven architects) and Ray Brown (Architectus) is the winner of this year’s International Highrise Award. The modern style office building is located in the Sydney central business district overlooking Circular Quay, the Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. 1 Bligh redefines the future of the workplace. It offers a rare opportunity to enjoy premium grade accommodation in a superb location with world’s best practice sustainability and a design that enhances collaboration...... Read More...

Hotel Scandic Victoria Tower / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

This amazing glass-clad tower was created by architect Gert Wingardh. The entire hotel features designer furniture from Vitra, Montana and Flos. The lobby, lounge and restaurant flow into each other, creating a social arena for working, meeting, eating, drinking and relaxing. Enjoy a drink in the Skybar on the 34th floor, with its fantastic views over Kista and Stockholm...... Read More...
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Monaco House / McBride Charles Ryan Architects

Monaco House is located in the hidden laneway of Ridgway Place in Melbourne's CBD. It was built for the Honorary Consul of Monaco and is the first to be granted naming rights outside of Monaco. Situated on a tiny site of just 101 square metres the building was designed by Melbourne architects McBride Charles Ryan...... Read More...