Category Archives: Building & Structure

Aga Khan museum being built near Don Mills and Eglinton in Toronto

Ten things Toronto can look forward to in 2013 One year ends, a new one arrives, and with it hopes for something better. However irrational, that is the expectation for 2013 — that things will improve for Toronto. Let’s face … Continue reading

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Winning Taiwan Tower hosts a “21st-Century Oasis”

Japanese architecture firm Sou Fujimoto has won the Taiwan Tower International Competition with its green architecture design that features a floating forest. The competition is part of a larger urban plan in Taichung, Taiwan as a part of a new development for … Continue reading

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Istanbul’s Disaster Education Centre concept doubles as emergency housing

Portugal’s OODA architectural firm has conceptualized a Disaster Education Centre that also doubles as an emergency shelter in the event of a real-life disaster. The centre has been designed for the city of Istanbul and would be fully equipped with adequate technology and facilities … Continue reading

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China/Taiwan commercial hub planned for Pingtan

International architectural firm 10 Design has recently won the opportunity to master plan a 93-hectare (230-acre) waterfront central business district as part of a new development for Pingtan in China. Pingtan, being the closest Chinese island to Taiwan, is to … Continue reading

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Pearl River Necklace bridge: a twisted solution to an unusual traffic problem

Luckily there aren’t many countries that drive on the opposite side of the road and share borders. However, they do exist, such as China, which drives on the right, and the former British colony of Hong Kong, and former Portuguese … Continue reading

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100MW concentrated solar power plant to be built in the UAE

The largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in the Middle East is to be built in Madinat Zayed, approximately 120 km (75 miles) southwest of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). When it becomes operational in 2012, the … Continue reading

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Aga Khan centre in King’s Cross Railway Lands talks

AN Islamic centre bankrolled by one of the world’s richest men has become the latest potential tenant to show interest in taking up some of the empty space at the King’s Cross Railway Lands development. The Aga Khan, the hereditary … Continue reading

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