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Construction begins on OMA’s Xinhu Hangzhou Prism

The Xinhu Hangzhou Prism by Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) embarks on construction. Architects Chris van Duijn and Michalis Hadjistyllis lead the project, expecting completion by 2020. The project forms the heart of Hangzhou’s Future Tech


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Dutch architects MVRDV reveals plan for produce market in southern Taiwan

The open-air market will not only be an important hub for Tainan’s food supply chain, but also a place for the public to meet, socialize, and relax TAIPEI -MVRDV, the Dutch architecture firm that just announced


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Beijing-Tianjin express reaches 350 kilometers per hour

China increased the maximum speed of bullet trains on the Beijing-Tianjin high-speed railway to 350 kilometers per hour, reducing the inter-city travel time by five minutes, Xinhua reports. The route now runs a Fuxing (Rejuvenation), the


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At least 26 dead, 131 missing after Laos dam collapse

Rescuers recovered 26 bodies and 131 people remain missing after a dam collapse swamped several villages in southern Laos, as survivors yesterday questioned why they got little warning of the deluge. Two South Korean contractors said


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In Mahathir’s Malaysia, Japan is back amid doubts over Chinese funding

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad is set to woo investors and offer business deals during a trip to Japan that starts on Sunday, as he looks to cover a gaping debt hole


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Shenzhen chooses Australian architect’s plan for lush new business district

HASSELL has won a competition for the design of the Qianhai Mawan Mile, a business district for the Chinese “gateway city” of Shenzhen. Stretching over one mile (1.6 kilometers), the masterplan seeks to combine “lush parklands, new cultural buildings, and


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China floats high-speed rail line connecting Western China to Iran

China’s railway authority has put forward an ambitious plan to build a Silk Road high-speed railway which would connect northwest China to West Asia via Central Asia. He Huawu, chief engineer of China Railway Corp, put


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32 high-speed rail routes in China open in huge expansion

China is launching 32 high-speed train routes on December 10. The network extension includes a link between the biggest city Shanghai and the manufacturing hub of Guangzhou right next to Hong Kong. A total of 32


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Thai Construction Firm Takes Lead Looking for Work Overseas as Unrest Damps Growth

Bangkok’s Democracy Monument was erected to commemorate the 1932 coup that ended Thailand’s seven-century reign of kings, and became a rallying point last year for protesters seeking to oust the government. Now, the landmark’s builder is


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