After eight years of construction, the world’s largest horizontal skyscraper has now opened. Even in China, which is no stranger to superlatives, the structure is described as spectacular.
With a total of €600 million being invested, Siemensstadt 2.0 is the largest development project in the history of the Siemens Group. The winning design was submitted by Ortner & Ortner Baukunst. The new site will cover an area of 70 hectares and includes listed architectural monuments.
Skyscrapers used to be unchartered territory in France’s “Pink City”. The city of Toulouse, famous for its many terracotta brick buildings, will soon boast its first tower: exquisitely designed by star architect Daniel Libeskind – and with the potential to become a new landmark.
New look for old shipyard
The Imperial Shipyard in Gdańsk has had an eventful history. This historical setting is now to be revitalized and transformed into an attractive district. The master plan for the old shipyard is the brainchild of Danish architectural firm Henning Larsen. Before construction work begins, fields of sunflowers will be used to prepare the ground – in every sense of the word.
The Smart Urban Park System (SUP) is intended to solve several of the most pressing urban parking space management issues. The underground car park of the future is space-efficient, cheaper and faster to construct, climate-friendly, largely maintenance-free, fully automated and equipped with an intelligent charging system for electric vehicles.
The redevelopment of an above-ground Nazi-era bunker is Hamburg’s largest building project since the Elbe Philharmonic Concert Hall. With spectacular rooftop gardens and nhow Hamburg design hotel, this new landmark in the heart of the St. Pauli district is sure to become a magnet for visitors.