HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Chinese Property

HEKKTA takes a closer look at what’s happening in the Chinese property market, aswell as bringing you all the latest property & architecture news stories from around the world.

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A set of twin skyscrapers have been completed in Chinese city of Zhengzhou. Architecture firm Gerkan, Marg and Partners designed the buildings, with the 284-metre skyscrapers dominating the city’s skyline. Offices and apartments make up most of the building, with incorporated ‘sky lobbies’ with amazing views over the city.

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A new building set for construction in the Chinese city of Guiyang has incorporated a vast waterfall coming down one side of the skyscraper. This amazing feature makes it one of the largest artificial waterfalls in the world, and the tallest to be included in a building. The waterfall tower is accompanied by another building of a similar height and offices and luxury hotels will take up most of both the new constructions.

Waterfall Skyscraper - HEKKTA - Chinese Property

Waterfall Skyscraper – HEKKTA – Chinese Property

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Construction on MAD’s new stunning Yabuli Conference Centre in China has begun. Situated in the Chinese mountains, the 16,198 square metre venue will become the permanent venue for hosting the annual China Entrepreneur Forum (CEF) event. The four-storey building will contain a large 1,000-seat auditorium, as well as a secondary 350-seat venue and a series of conference rooms and studios.

Yabuli Conference Centre - HEKKTA - Chinese Mountains

Yabuli Conference Centre – HEKKTA – Chinese Mountains

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From recent reports, it seems that the worst of the housing slump has passed, with UK nationwide house prices rising by 0.5% between June and July.

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Europe’s tallest skyscraper, the newly constructed Lakhta Centre in St Petersburg, Russia, is nearing completion with the final floors being decked out readying for opening. The vast 462-metre skyscraper towers above everything else in the city, and British architect Tony Kettle, who designed most of the building, said the twisting spire shape was influenced by St Petersburg’s Peter and Paul Cathedral.

Lakhta Centre - HEKKTA - Chinese Property

Lakhta Centre – HEKKTA – Chinese Property

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UK construction output is expected to bounce back to 2.3% growth in 2019 after dipping by 0.6% this year, adding to the hopes that the UK housing market is back on the rise after a turbulent start to the year.

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Architecture firm Snøhetta’s controversial proposal to replace part of Philip Johnson’s postmodern AT&T Building has been halted after the building was given landmark status by New York’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC).

AT&T Building - HEKKTA - Chinese Property

AT&T Building – HEKKTA – Chinese Property

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If you want to liven up your instagram feed with some stunning architectural photography, give these 10 photographers a follow for a treat for the eyes.

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Rents have risen 60% faster than wages across England since 2011, according to analysis from housing charity Shelter, which claims the crisis is spilling out of cities into “Middle England” towns such as Tunbridge Wells.

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Proposals have been put in for a revamp of Tottenham Hale with the construction of six new buildings, containing 1,036 new homes, alongside 15 new retail spaces, co-working and office spaces and also a health centre.

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Foxtons is suffering from the slump in the property market, clocking a £2.5m loss.

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The shortlist for the AHEAD Middle East and Africa Awards 2018 has been announced. Click here to see who’s in contention.

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Washington DC’s African American history museum by David Adjaye and a leisure centre designed by Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha are among the six finalists for this year’s Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize.

Mendes da Rocha's project in São Paulo - HEKKTA - Chinese Property

Mendes da Rocha’s project in São Paulo – HEKKTA – Chinese Property

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Newport is already experiencing a housing boom from the scrapping of tolls at the Severn Bridge as Bristol expands outwards.

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