HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Qatar 2022

This week’s big news in the world of property & architecture is the unveiling of the main stadium for the Qatar 2022 Football World Cup – the Lusail Stadium.

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Qatar have released new designs and visuals for the main stadium of the controversial 2022 Football World Cup in Qatar. The 80,000 capacity Lasail Stadium is situated 15km outside of Doha, in the newly created ‘Lusail City’, which officials now say is 90% completed. Designed by architecture giant Foster + Partners, they hope that the stadium will provide a similarly brilliant tournament that we enjoyed this summer.

Lusail Stadium, Qatar 2022

Lusail Stadium, Qatar 2022

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Amidst all the Brexit gloom and confusion, the architecture world have delighted at the news that architects with ‘exceptional talent’ will be granted special visas to live and work in the UK after Brexit, making it far easier for British companies to hire from Europe.

“The UK is home to a vibrant architecture sector that boasts internationally-recognised, world class talents like Amanda Levete and Renzo Piano,” said the government minister for creative industries, Margot James.

“Our creative industries are a vital part of the economy, now worth over £100 billion. We are determined to do everything to support the sector and these new visas will make it easier for practices to recruit the talent they need to succeed into the future.”

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The AIA (American Institute of Architects) have publicly come out in opposition of Trump and his policies on climate change, saying directly opposes what they stand for.

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Google has invested a “significant” amount to a small British start-up AskPorter, which is an Artifical-Intelligence led online management firm that speeds up dispute between landlords and tenants. Appearing on Dragon’s Den, they also recieved support from James Caan.

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A beautiful two-storey modernist residence has been completed by American firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, in classic Miami fashion. The Miami modernist (MiMo) architecture is a style created after the Great Depression, with many post-war buildings taking similar shape.

San Marino Residence - HEKKTA - Qatar 2022

San Marino Residence – HEKKTA – Qatar 2022

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The world of the global super rich saw more than 150 properties bought and sold for more than £20m each last year, as the ultra-prime property market continues to thrive. Hong Kong emerged as the favourite place to buy super-deluxe property, with 47 homes worth more than £20m were bought. London has slipped to third, due to a rise in stamp duty and Brexit concerns.

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The issue of sexism in the architecture world has come to light once more, as a group of leading architects, including Bjarke Ingels, have signed a petition protesting the decision to award the Premio alla Carriera Architettura prize to Massimiliano Fuksas of Studio Fuksas, without equal partner Doriana Fuksas. The letter read :

“Doriana and Massimiliano are equal partners. It’s important to correct the record now so that young architects can look up to their incredible work and know the whole story – that the work is strong because of joint creativity and collaboration.”

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A new entertaiment complex for the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver has been placed inside a quirky, copper building. Architects ACDF Architecture and Architecture49 collaborated to incorporate two hotels, eight restaurants, a casino, a large event space, and a fitness centre and spa into the funny shaped building, which will entertain peoples going to watch the BC Lions football team and Vancouver Whitecaps FC soccer team.

Parq - HEKKTA - Qatar 2022

Parq – HEKKTA – Qatar 2022

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Surveyor Rics says that the UK property market has hit it’s weakest point since 2012, as Brexit continues to take its toll.

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The rebuilding of the infamous Eastenders set has soared a massive £27m over budget, including the rebuilding of Albert Square.

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Bank of Spain governor Pablo Hernandez de Cos has said that there are no signs of a property bubble, despite reports that Spanish banks are increasing sales of bad loans and distressed properties.

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In the year of 2018, landscape architecture has evolved and “provided a bold vision for our shared built environment”.

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When thinking about what London’s most viewed property would look like, you might be thinking a huge terrace with amazing space inside. Well in fact, it’s a tiny little box apartment by Fulham Broadway station. Measuring at just 114 square feet, the studio would cost you a whopping £980 a calendar month!

Box apartment - HEKKTA - Qatar 2022

Box apartment – HEKKTA – Qatar 2022

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