HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Bloomberg HQ

This week was a week of awards, as this year’s Stirling Prize winner was revealed as Foster + Partners’ Bloomberg HQ in London and the winner of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize was also revealed. Carry on reading to find out the rest of the week’s events concerning property & architecture.

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Foster + Partners’ stunning Bloomberg HQ in London has won this year’s Stirling Prize, with RIBA president Ben Derbyshire calling the project “a monumental achievement” and said it is “a profound expression of confidence in British architecture”. The £1bn building, which is home to Bloomberg, a software company, has been hailed by architects all over the world that marvel at the effort and collaborative work that went into the building.

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Have a look at this walk-through video of the Stirling Prize-winning Bloomberg HQ.

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However, some have criticised the building’s ‘super-green’ status, claiming despite it being “world’s most sustainable office building”, it is still fuelling global warming more than double what we can afford.

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Brexit uncertainty has crushed confidence in the property market, according to the official surveyors’ body, with buyers evaporating, prices falling and sales taking a record amount of time to complete.

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The new designs for the stations for HS2 in Curzon Street in Birmingham and the Solihull Interchange have been revealed, and the Curzon Street station will be the first brand new intercity station built in Britain since 19th century.

Curzon Street Station - HEKKTA - Bloomberg HQ

Curzon Street Station – HEKKTA – Bloomberg HQ

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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners have unveiled their plans to create a 1,200 metre-long raised garden in the Chinese city of Shenzhen, which they are calling an ‘urban living room’.

Qianhai sky garden - HEKKTA - Bloomberg HQ

Qianhai sky garden – HEKKTA – Bloomberg HQ

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Richard Meier, a Pritzker Prize-winning architect is stepping down from his company following the sexual harassment claims made against him.

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A fragmented concrete university building in rural northern Peru has won this year’s Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize.

Barclay & Crousse's Edificio E - HEKKTA - Bloomberg HQ

Barclay & Crousse’s Edificio E – HEKKTA – Bloomberg HQ

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US real estate giant CoStar buys UK commercial property portal.

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First official plans for Europe’s largest ferris wheel in Newcastle have been revealed. The Whey Aye Wheel will stand at nearly 140 metres high and will be 5m taller than the London Eye. There will also be a Geordie Giant built near the site, a 12m tall partially animated steel structure able to move its head and arms. The developer behind the project is confident that the two new structures will bring £100m of investment into the city and up to 550 jobs created.

The Whey Aye Wheel - HEKKTA - Bloomberg HQ

The Whey Aye Wheel – HEKKTA – Bloomberg HQ

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Open House New York begins and the Big Apple are showcasing the works of women in the city this year. Dezeen looks at eight projects by women they recommend giving a visit if you find yourself on the other side of the pond. Click here to see HEKKTA’s top picks in Open House London.

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Zaha Hadid’s plans for their first building in Brazil has been scrapped due to delays from the city hall to grant licenses.

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The government is consulting on plans to combat leasehold abuse, including a crackdown on rogue landlords, meaning the majority of new-build houses would be sold as freehold under proposals being put out for consultation on Monday by the housing ministry.

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As one architecture giant retracts their plans to build in South America, another comes in with a new plan as BIG have revealed their renderings for their first project in the continent. They have revealed they are planning to build a curved tower covered with planted balconies that would become the tallest building in Quito, Ecuador.

The IQON Tower - HEKKTA - Bloomberg HQ

The IQON Tower – HEKKTA – Bloomberg HQ

2018-10-16T08:18:38+00:00