Spurs announce that after several delays, they will play their first game in the new stadium in April, and this year’s winner of the Pritzker Prize is announced. Find out all about it in the latest edition of HEKKTA‘s Property Portal.

Tottenham Hotspur have announced that their new stadium will be finally host it’s first match in April. After major delays, and the team still playing in Wembley, this will be very welcome news indeed. They’ll play either Crystal Palace or Brighton in the FA Cup, depending on other results, and will be able to test the turf of their new 62,000 capacity home for the first time.

Spurs Stadium
Spurs Stadium

The annual Tall Building Survey by New London Architecture has been released, and it shows 2019 to be a record-breaking year in terms of new tall builds. Seventy six new projects are underway in the capital, with three times more buildings in the pipeline compared to 2018.

This year’s Pritzker Prize goes to Japanese architect¬†Arata Isozaki, with organisers describing him as “a versatile, influential, and truly international architect”. Click here to see eight key projects from Isozaki.

Drawing inspiration from it’s surroundings, DXO Studio has created an ‘urban pathway’ in New York, linking 9th Avenue to the new Moynihan Train Hall, the High Line and Hudson Yards. Innovative in the way they have curved the steel, it is a thing of modern elegance with historic roots.

The Midtown Viaduct - HEKKTA - Spurs Stadium
The Midtown Viaduct – HEKKTA – Spurs Stadium

Halifax reported a surprise 5.9% house price rise in February, raising questions over the reliability of the methods.

Sydney is set for a new luxury hotel designed by Woods Bagot, the first in the city for 20 years. The tall bronze tower will be a mixture of a hotel, some offices and retail space, with a rooftop bar on the top. The building is expected to be completed in 2022.

Sydney luxury hotel - HEKKTA - Spurs Stadium
Sydney luxury hotel – HEKKTA – Spurs Stadium

Crossrail chiefs refuse to set a completion date for the already very delayed project during contract talks, preferring a ‘wide window’ instead. They hope to complete it by 2020, two years after the initial prediction.

The largest man-made nature park has been proposed for Nieuw Land, just outside Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Mecanoo proposed the 29,000 hectare space to reconnect people with the natural areas, making it a continuous park.

Nieuw Land - HEKKTA - Spurs Stadium
Nieuw Land – HEKKTA – Spurs Stadium

Money has begun to pour from UK property funds at a faster rate than when Britain voted to leave the EU in 2016, as investors fear the instability that a disorderly Brexit could have on the property market.

OMA design two towers on the Brooklyn waterfront, which they hope will begin the transformation from “a post-industrial edge to an accessible and dynamic part of the neighborhood”. The towers have been called the ‘Dancing Towers’, a reference to how they react against each other architecturally.

Greenpoint Landing, Brooklyn - HEKKTA - Spurs Stadium
Greenpoint Landing, Brooklyn – HEKKTA – Spurs Stadium

Former Pritzker Prize winner, Kevin Roche, has died at the age of 96.

Indian architecture firm Morphogenisis have announced they have a ‘gender-positive pay gap’, meaning women at the firm earn more than men on average, making them one of the world’s first in architecture. Women also lead 4 out of their 5 departments.

The shortlist for this year’s RIBA North East Awards has been revealed, with seven buildings in the running.

Prime properties prices are experiencing a collective fall across the globe.

UNStudio envisions the ‘smartest neighbourhood in the world’, the Brainport Smart District,¬†where residents own and control their data. They plan to build 1,500 homes over the next 10 years in the Helmond area in the Netherlands. Food will also be created and consumed within the town, providing “a unique Dutch initiative for future living”. The measures might seem drastic, but could we see more of these schemes arising as a way of limiting our collective effect on the planet?

Brainport Smart District - HEKKTA - Spurs Stadium
Brainport Smart District – HEKKTA – Spurs Stadium