HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Awards

HEKKTA focuses on the awards given out to those in fields of property and architecture in this week’s property portal – the shortlists, winners and losers…it’s all here!

David Adjaye’s African American history museum in Washington DC has been named as Design of the Year in the Beazley Designs of the Year for 2017. Judges stated that it was the way Adjaye incorporated light and hope in relation to America’s current issues with race that made this building a “major turning point”.

27 projects have been shortlisted for the 2018 AHEAD Asia Awards in hospitality. Click here to have a look at the nominees. Pictured below is The Whale Bar at St. Regis Maldives looking over the Indian Ocean. HEKKTA thinks this is a winner!

The Whale Bar - AHEAD Awards

The Whale Bar – AHEAD Awards

The winner of the Don’t Move, Improve! awards this year was a Georgian townhouse in London designed by architecture studio Tonkin Liu. The design is not what you would typically find in London townhouse that’s for sure! The almost sci-fi like appearance makes this extension stand out and a worthy winner.

Feel uneasy when walking across the wobbly bridge in London? Try walking along the Hongyagu suspension bridge in China – the world’s longest glass bottomed bridge, over a canyon…and it wobbles!

Property sales fall by 20% in 4 years.

As a response to the proposal of the Boris Bridge, a bridge connecting Scotland and Northern Ireland proposed by Scottish architect Alan Dunlop has attained the backing of politicians. The bridge could be similar to the Øresund Bridge which links Denmark and Sweden.

Chinese property developers in debt refinance push after investors voiced their concerns over borrowing in the sector.

Have a look at the stunning 1.8 million square feet stadium which will host Superbowl 50 on Sunday evening.

US Bank Stadium - HEKKTA - Awards

US Bank Stadium – HEKKTA – Awards

Amazon have opened new offices in Seattle which resemble rainforests to inspire their workers.

The Chartered Institute of Housing have predicted numbers of social homes will fall by 230,000 by the time we reach the year of 2020.

The Salesforce Tower, San Francisco’s tallest building, has been completed. It stands at 326 metres and was designed by US firm Pelli Clarke Pelli. Nice, simple design that adds more to the already very aesthetic city.

One of HEKKTA’s buildings we are most excited about seeing completed in 2018 is making quite progress! Watch the progress of the stunning looking V&A Dundee museum designed by architect Kengo Kuma.

A gigantic golf ball-shaped concert hall is set to be built in East London’s Stratford. Spherically shaped, it will be taller than St. Paul’s Cathedral standing at 130 metres. Commissioned by the Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) and designed by London-based architect Populous,(the designer of the nearby Olympic Stadium), the arena will hold 20,000 at full capacity. HEKKTA aren’t so sure about this one; done right, it could be fantastic. Done badly, and it will blight the entire area. Let’s hope it’s not the latter!