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Thailand Related Initiatives

Asia Pacific Seminar Series
3-5 Jul 2017 – Event Report
CTBUH Singapore, in coordination with CTBUH Malaysia and CTBUH Thailand, hosted a multi-city seminar on sustainable design in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Bangkok.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal Paper Report
CTBUH has determined that 128 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2016 – setting a new record for annual tall building completions and marking the third consecutive record-breaking year.
AITS: Design of Tall Buildings Seminar
7-12 Nov 2016, Bangkok – Event Report
A multi-day seminar and workshop on "The Design of Tall Buildings" was organized in Bangkok, Thailand. The event was in collaboration between AIT, CSI, and supported by CTBUH.
CTBUH Thailand Chapter Launches
24 Jun 2013, Bangkok – Event Report
Part of a growing campaign of outreach in Southeast Asia, CTBUH Thailand laid out future plans for the Chapter on the site of Thailand’s next tallest building, MahaNakhon.
CTBUH Meeting: Thailand
22 Jun 2011, Bangkok – Event Report
CTBUH Chairman Professor Sang Dae Kim held tall building lectures in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Russia with the dual purpose of promoting CTBUH and the 2011 Seoul Conference.
CTBUH Releases Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…
1974 Bangkok Regional Conference on Tall Buildings
23-25 Jan 1974, Bangkok – Conference
The 1974 International Regional Conference on Tall Buildings was held in Bangkok, Thailand from January 23rd-25th.

Featured Tall Buildings in Thailand

IDEO Morph 38

IDEO Morph 38, Bangkok

The residential complex consists of two towers, with its outer green wall designed to provide sun shading and privacy.

MahaNakhon

MahaNakhon, Bangkok

MahaNakhon is optimized for the tropical climate of Bangkok with a “pixelated” design concept that affords highly valuable outdoor space to tenants.

Siamese Ratchakru

Siamese Ratchakru, Bangkok

Siamese Ratchakru is a stylish, residential complex comprising two towers rising from an abandoned development site in the blossoming Phaya Thai district of Bangkok.

The Hansar

The Hansar, Bangkok

In the tall building world of so many often-ridiculous gestures, The Hansar has a fantastic balance and poise embodying principles of sustainable and tropical living.

The Met

The Met, Bangkok

The Met creates enjoyable tropical living conditions at extremely high densities. Located between two train stations, the development permits a higher use of existing infrastructure.

The Pano

The Pano, Bangkok

The Pano’s unique environment is inspired by the dramatic landscape of Thailand, where the form of the development takes on a poetic abstraction of nature.

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Thailand Members

The work of the Council is only possible through the support of its members, which include most of the world’s leading developers, architects, engineers, contractors and others connected with tall buildings and sustainable cities. Below is the list of current organizational members located in Thailand, sorted by membership level then alphabetically by organization name.

Patron

Pace Development Corporation Plc. Pace Development Corporation Plc.
DEV OWN

Participant

AIT Consulting AIT Consulting
STRC ENVP GEO PMNG
Beca (Thailand) Co. Beca (Thailand) Co.
STRC CIV
Meinhardt (Thailand) Meinhardt (Thailand)
ENGM STRC MEP PMNG FAC FIRE URB
Somdoon Architects Ltd. Somdoon Architects Ltd.
ARCH INTR URB
Tandem Architects Tandem Architects
ARCH URB INTR

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CTBUH Thailand

Asia Pacific Seminar Series

3-5 Jul 2017, Event Report – CTBUH Singapore, in coordination with CTBUH Malaysia and CTBUH Thailand, hosted…

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016

10 Jan 2017, CTBUH Journal Paper Report – CTBUH has determined that 128 buildings of 200 meters’ height or…

AITS: Design of Tall Buildings Seminar

7-12 Nov 2016, Event Report – A multi-day seminar and workshop on "The Design of Tall Buildings" was organized…

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New 16-Hectare Vertical Village Planned for Bangkok
6 Apr 2017 – Bangkok, Thailand
A pair of developers has unveiled plans for One Bangkok, a new 16-hectare mixed-use development in the heart of Bangkok. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has been appointed the…
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Bangkok Museum Design Scrapped Over Plagiarism Claim
16 Sep 2016 – Bangkok, Thailand
A controversial proposal for a new museum in Bangkok has been withdrawn after critics pointed out how much it looked like a previous concept for what was claimed to…
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Thailand’s New Tallest Celebrates With Light Shows in Bangkok
29 Aug 2016 – Bangkok, Thailand
Thailand’s tallest skyscraper, finished earlier in 2016, will officially take its place among the skyline when it turns on its lights in a flashing, glowing ceremony in…
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MahaNakhon, Thailand’s Tallest Building, Completes
4 May 2016 – Bangkok, Thailand
MahaNakhon has officially completed following the handover of residential units in April, thereby meeting all of CTBUH’s criteria for building completion. At 314 meters,…
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Transit Oriented Tower Rising in Bangkok
14 May 2015 – Bangkok, Thailand
Set to rise in one of the most accessible areas in Bangkok, The LINE Jatujak-Mochit condominium project is a 43-story tower, currently being built within a 500-meter…
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Pace Development Tops Off Core of MahaNakhon in Bangkok
30 Apr 2015 – Bangkok, Thailand
Pace Development Corporation has announced the successful topping off of MahaNakhon’s core at 77 floors. When it is completed, it will be the tallest building in Thailand…
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Megatall Tower Planned for Bangkok
14 Oct 2014 – Bangkok, Thailand
The $554 million 615-meter Rama IX Super Tower is set for completion by 2019 on 11.7 hectares of land in the Grand Rama 9 mixed-use development site. The tower will…
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Phase One Opens at Bangkok Central Embassy
25 Aug 2014 – Bangkok, Thailand
Construction continues on the Bangkok Central Embassy, with an expected overall completion date in late 2014, and a hotel opening in 2015. Having nearly reached full…
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Bangkok Central Embassy Hotel Rises
22 May 2014 – Bangkok, Thailand
Construction continues on the 30-story, 5-star hotel tower at Bangkok Central Embassy, while the 7-story retail podium of the tower recently celebrated its opening. The…
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Pre-2007 Bangkok Towers Need Seismic Check
8 May 2014 – Bangkok, Thailand
High-rise buildings in Bangkok that were constructed before 2007 should be inspected for damage and appropriate seismic reinforcements, officials at the Engineering…
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Revealing Look Inside "Ghost Tower" in Bangkok
28 Feb 2014 – Bangkok, Thailand
The abandoned 49-story Sathorn Unique Tower, another casualty of the 1997 Asian financial crisis, still haunts the skyline and prompts consideration of the built…
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Bangkok Tower Retail Podium to Open this Spring
27 Feb 2014 – Bangkok, Thailand
Construction is nearly complete for the seven-story luxury shopping center that will rest at the base of the 30-story Bangkok Central Embassy Hotel, which occupies the…
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Green Skin Connects Morph Tower to Landscape
17 Oct 2013 – Bangkok, Thailand
Somdoon Architects have completed the IDEO Morph 38 tower, a new green-walled high-rise that offers an escape from the congested streets of Bangkok. Located in the…
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Sales Start for MARQUE Sukhumvit
15 Oct 2013 – Bangkok, Thailand
Unit sales have begun for the MARQUE Sukhumvit residential skyscraper project in Bangkok. The 222-meter (728-foot) tower, developed by Major Development Public Company…
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Officials Concerned About High-rise Earthquake Vulnerability
14 Nov 2012 – Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok officials have discovered that some 2,000 high-rises in the city do not have anti-quake features, but can reportedly endure minor quakes. Buildings constructed…

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Enormous Hangzhou Raffles City Complex Completes
14 Sep 2017 – Hangzhou, China
A mixed-use development in the Chinese city of Hangzhou has been completed. The property accommodates a hotel, offices, apartments, and shops within a pair of sinuous…
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Ho Chi Minh City’s “Ghost Tower” Seized as Collateral After Owners Fail to Repay Debt
13 Sep 2017 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The Vietnam Asset Management Company (VAMC) recently seized control of the unfinished Saigon One Tower – located in Ho Chi Minh City's downtown District One – as…
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Dramatically Pointed Skyscraper Will Transform Manila Skyline
7 Sep 2017 – Manila, Philippines
An international architecture company has just won a competition for a new landmark building, Icone Tower, in the heart of metro Manila. The high-rise combines Filipino…
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12 Staggered Skyscrapers Planned for Shenzhen’s North Station Business District
6 Sep 2017 – Shenzhen, China
A master plan is being developed for a Shenzhen project comprising 12 skyscrapers, an elevated pedestrian network, and a green urban park. The development’s main…
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Master Plan Revealed for Singapore’s New Jurong Lake District
31 Aug 2017 – Singapore, Singapore
The Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has unveiled the master plan for the city's Jurong Lake District. The master plan will be exhibited though mid-September…
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China Zun Tower Structurally Tops Out in Beijing
25 Aug 2017 – Beijing, China
The 528-meter China Zun Tower has structurally topped out, with a ceremony held in Beijing on August 22. Once finished, China Zun will be the city's tallest tower,…
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New Photographs Unveil Construction Progress of "World's Tallest Atrium" in Beijing
10 Aug 2017 – Beijing, China
New photos showcase the ongoing construction progress of SOHO Li Ze Tower, a mixed-use office tower purported to house the "world's tallest atrium," which will rise the…
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Drone Footage Shows "Tree-Covered Mountains" Development Underway in Shanghai
7 Aug 2017 – Shanghai, China
Work is underway on Shanghai's tree-covered development, which sprouts one thousand trees on its six-hectare site adjacent to the city's main art district…
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German Architecture Firm Commissioned to Design 150-Meter Tower in Shanghai
2 Aug 2017 – Shanghai, China
The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have been commissioned to design China UnionPay’s (CUP) new 150-meter headquarters tower, located near the former Expo…
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China Asks Waldorf Owner Anbang to Sell Assets Abroad
2 Aug 2017 – Beijing, China
Chinese authorities have asked Anbang Insurance Group Co., whose chairman was detained in June, to sell its overseas assets and bring the proceeds back to China. The…
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New Office Building in Seoul Reflects the Passing of Time
1 Aug 2017 – Seoul, South Korea
A slim 14-story office building located next to the Namdeamun Market, the oldest and largest market in South Korea, has been completed, and acts as a counterbalance to…
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North Korea Gives Makeover to World’s Tallest Unoccupied Building
1 Aug 2017 – Pyongyang, North Korea
After years of stalled construction, Pyongyang recently unveiled the newly renovated Ryugyong Hotel: a pyramid-shaped building that is both the capital's biggest landmark…
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Singapore’s Oasia Hotel’s Vertical Greenery Growing In
31 Jul 2017 – Singapore, Singapore
Completed in 2016, Oasia Downtown's living wall is blossoming. With 21 varieties of creeping plants, the vertical greenery helps attract biodiversity and supports…
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Sri Lanka’s “Port City Colombo” Master Plan Marked for Completion in 2041
20 Jul 2017 – Colombo, Sri Lanka
A major land reclamation project, known as Port City Colombo (PCC), will span 269 hectares and cost around $US15 billion upon completion in 2041. The master plan will…
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One and Two Chinachem Central Completes in Hong Kong
17 Jul 2017 – Hong Kong, China
One and Two Chinachem Central is a milestone for the Chinachem Central complex in Hong Kong’s CBD. The project is a connected 26- and 22-story compact building comprising…
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New Images Highlight Jakarta’s Recently Completed Satrio Tower
7 Jul 2017 – Jakarta, Indonesia
A new 28-story office high-rise called Satrio Tower has completed construction in the heart of Jakarta's Mega Kuningan neighborhood, straddling three main roads within…
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Megatall World Capital Centre Tower Proposed for Colombo
6 Jul 2017 – Colombo, Sri Lanka
The developers of The World Capital Centre (WCC) have signed a US$2 billion investment agreement with the Board Of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI) for what could be Asia’s…
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Photos Released of Recently Completed Skypark Tower
5 Jul 2017 – Hong Kong, China
Within the Mong Kok neighborhood, Hong Kong Concrete has finished the resident lounge of the recently completed Skypark tower. Images of the rooftop clubhouse and park…
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Forum City Development Planned for Yekaterinburg
3 Jul 2017 – Yekaterinburg, Russia
Forum City is a proposed nine-building complex that curates its own metropolitan microcosm inside the larger urban area by combining residential, leisure facilities, and…
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Ho Chi Minh City’s Thuan Kieu Plaza Receives Makeover, May Open Again This September
28 Jun 2017 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The 1999-built, three-tower Thuan Kieu Plaza complex is receiving a makeover. Locals reported seeing progress in an effort to rejuvenate the buildings, starting with a…

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Construction Progressing on China Resources Headquarters in Shenzhen
22 Dec 2016 – Shenzhen, China
Having surpassed the 384-meter height of the completed Shun Hing Square, the structurally topped out China Resources Headquarters is now the third tallest of all…
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CTBUH Recognizes Completion of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, Now the Fifth Tallest Building in the World
21 Dec 2016 – Guangzhou, China
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has certified the completion of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre. At 530 meters it is the tallest building in…
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Major Residential Complex Completes on Outskirts of Taiyuan
15 Dec 2016 – Taiyuan, China
People’s Architecture Office (PAO) has completed a vast residential development in Taiyuan, China, comparable in scale to New York’s Rockefeller Center. The River Heights…
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40-Story Tower Proposed on Site of Demolished Heritage Structure in Ho Chi Minh City
15 Dec 2016 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Just a couple months after Ho Chi Minh City’s 136-year-old Tax Center met a sudden and untimely end, a Japanese hotel firm has announced a partnership with the Saigon…
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City Center Tower Completes in Manila
14 Dec 2016 – Manila, Philippines
Developers and the City of Manila have announced the opening of the City Center Tower located in the downtown metro area. The announcement follows the 27-story structure'…
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Hanking Center Tower Tops Out in Shenzhen
6 Dec 2016 – Shenzhen, China
With the slab for the top floor now in place, the major structure for Shenzhen’s Hanking Center Tower has topped out. Designed by Morphosis, the skyscraper soars to a…
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Three-Tower Mixed-Use Complex Proposed for Zhuhai
5 Dec 2016 – Zhuhai, China
Located at the heart of Hengqin Island in Zhuhai, the proposed Novotown development is just five minutes away from Macau and is positioned as both a tourist destination…
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Construction Progresses on Phase Two of City Garden in Ho Chi Minh City
1 Dec 2016 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The Binh Thanh District of Ho Chi Minh CIty is set to get a bit more crowded as construction progresses on the second phase of one of the area’s largest residential…
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Mixed-Use Longfor Phase IV Development Proposed for Chongqing
30 Nov 2016 – Chongqing, China
A competition-winning design has been chosen for a mixed-use development, called Longfor Phase IV, in Chongqing. The project comprises a single tower and podium…
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Competition-Winning Design Selected for Xi’an’s Newest CBD
30 Nov 2016 – Xi'an, China
An architecture firm has won a design competition to provide master planning and design services for the Great Xi'an New Center. The project is expected to complete in…
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Twisting Tao Zhu Yin Yuan Tower Makes Construction Progress in Taipei
28 Nov 2016 – Taipei, Taiwan
In-progress images have been released for the 21-story Tao Zhu Yin Yuan tower, under construction in the Xinjin District of Taipei, Taiwan. The twisting tower is expected…
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Architect Weighs Design Layouts for Trio of Aurobindo Pharma Towers in Hyderabad
23 Nov 2016 – Hyderabad, India
The 120-meter Aurobindo Pharma Towers, located the center of HITEC in the City of Hyderabad, have two options for their layout: one intends to accentuate each building's…
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Repositioning and Renovation of Shanghai’s Cross Tower Completes
21 Nov 2016 – Shanghai, China
A Hong-Kong based design studio has completed the repositioning and renovation of Cross Tower in Shanghai, China. The firm was commissioned to refigure the architecture…
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World’s Tallest Religious Skyscraper Under Construction in Vrindavan, Mathura
9 Nov 2016 – Mathura, India
A 213-meter structure which, upon completion, could be the world’s tallest religious tower, is currently under construction in Vrindavan, Mathura. Work is already…
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Office and Retail Tower Inspired by Clouds Proposed for Shanghai
8 Nov 2016 – Shanghai, China
Designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, Gemdale Changshou Road is located within the inner ring of Shanghai, near the historic Changde Road and in close proximity to two…
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CTBUH Names Shanghai Tower “Best Tall Building Worldwide” for 2016
4 Nov 2016 – Shanghai, China
The CTBUH Awards Jury has named Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China the title of “Best Tall Building Worldwide” at the 15th Annual CTBUH Awards Ceremony and Dinner,…
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Work Progressing Atop Beijing’s China World Trade Center Phase 3B
4 Nov 2016 – Beijing, China
Construction has progressed at the China World Trade Center Phase 3B in Beijing, with cladding now well underway at the top of the 59-story tower. The 316-meter supertall…
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Proposed High-Rise Development in Shanghai Incorporates Traditional Architecture
25 Oct 2016 – Shanghai, China
EID Architecture looked to the traditional side of Shanghai when designing CITIC Pacific's newly proposed high-rise residential neighborhood. The Shanghai downtown area…
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Construction Progresses on White Cubic Tower Rising in Seoul
19 Oct 2016 – Seoul, South Korea
A white, cubic tower is taking shape in central Seoul, marking the future home of the new headquarters for the Korean cosmetics company Amorepacific. Upon completion in…
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Contractor Named for Residential Scheme in Mumbai
13 Oct 2016 – Mumbai, India
Leighton Asia has entered into an agreement to deliver a major residential scheme in Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex. The so-called Ten BKC scheme, owned by Radius…

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Shanghai “Tree Mountain” to Feature 400 Terraces, 1,000 Structural Columns
22 Dec 2015 – Shanghai, China
Heatherwick Studio has unveiled a tree-covered development for a six-hectare site near Shanghai’s art district. The mixed-use scheme has been designed to resemble “tree-…
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Pyongyang’s “Scientists Street,” Featuring a 53-story High-Rise, Completes in Under a Year
17 Dec 2015 – Pyongyang, North Korea
North Korea recently held a ceremony to celebrate a new residential sector dedicated for scientists or engineers of North Korea that includes a number of high-rise…
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Illegally Constructed Tianjin Skyscrapers Could be Demolished
16 Dec 2015 – Tianjin, China
China is reportedly planning to demolish three new high-rise buildings because they were not built to planning specifications. One of the towers could be the tallest ever…
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Structural Engineer Appointed for SM Megamall Tower in Metro Manila
15 Dec 2015 – Mandaluyong, Philippines
The Philippines’ largest shopping mall and retail operator SM Prime Holdings has appointed Aurecon to provide structural engineering design services for its SM Megamall…
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Vietcombank Tower in Ho Chi Minh City Celebrates Grand Opening
8 Dec 2015 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The Vietcombank Tower celebrated its recent completion with a grand opening ceremony. As the second-tallest building in Ho Chi Minh City, the new bank headquarters will…
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Nanjing Skyscraper Developers Found Guilty of Stealing Nearby Residents’ Sunshine
4 Dec 2015 – Nanjing, China
The developers of the 450-meter Zifeng Tower in Nanjing have been found guilty of robbing the surrounding neighborhood of sunshine, and will have to compensate residents…
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KONE Opens Elevator Test Tower in Kunshan, China
3 Dec 2015 – Kunshan, China
One of the world’s tallest elevator test towers has opened in Eastern China. The new 36-floor tower is located at a KONE research and development center in the Kunshan…
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Design Proposed for CNPEC Headquarters in Shenzhen
2 Dec 2015 – Shenzhen, China
New headquarters for the 4,000 employees of CNPEC, a power corporation, are being built in Shenzhen to plans by gmp Architects. The design for the site provides three…
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Tokyo’s Largest Building Project of the Last Decade Completes
1 Dec 2015 – Tokyo, Japan
After 11 years, a London-based architecture firm has completed its redevelopment of Tokyo's Futako-Tamagawa area. The 20-hectare complex is the city's largest building…
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$300 Million Project Launched in Downtown Yangon
1 Dec 2015 – Yangon, Myanmar
A $300 million mixed-use project located in the center of Yangon was formally launched by property developers at a press conference on November 30. The development is…
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Mixed-Use Development Opens in Chengdu
30 Nov 2015 – Chengdu, China
Seaton Plaza, Atkins’ first mixed-use development in Chengdu, China, has opened for business alongside the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Hilton Chengdu hotel on…
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Proposed Astana High-Rise to Include Ski Slope
30 Nov 2015 – Astana, Kazakhstan
A new housing complex planned in Astana, Kazakhstan's capital, is set to include a 1,000-foot (305-meter) ski slope running from the roof of the structure to the ground.…
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53-Story Dragon Tower Proposed in Ho Chi Minh City
25 Nov 2015 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Vo Van Kiet is quickly becoming a favorite thoroughfare for Ho Chi Minh City developers. The latest development for the riverside expressway is the 53-story Dragon Tower…
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Fire Halts Construction of Myanmar’s Tallest Building
18 Nov 2015 – Yangon, Myanmar
City engineers in Yangon were busy inspecting the site of what has been planned as Myanmar’s tallest building after a fire broke out in the early-morning hours of…
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50-Story Naza Tower Launched in Kuala Lumpur
11 Nov 2015 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Naza Group has launched its 50-story Naza Tower headquarters at KLCC's Platinum Park in Kuala Lumpur as part of the company’s 40th anniversary celebration. The Grade A…
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CapitaLand Pulls out of Talks to Buy Singapore’s Asia Square Tower 1
5 Nov 2015 – Singapore, Singapore
After a November 4 announcement, Property developer CapitaLand has pulled out of talks to buy the Asia Square Tower 1 office building – a deal which could have been…
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Ho Chi Minh City’s Neglected Thuan Kieu Plaza to get Upgrade with New Ownership
2 Nov 2015 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
A 20-year-old, 100,000-square-meter complex that hosts three multistory apartment buildings in Ho Chi Minh City is set for a revamp after being neglected for years, the…
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Japanese Construction Firm Admits to Faulty Construction in Yokohama
26 Oct 2015 – Yokohama, Japan
Following several media reports, one of Japan’s largest chemical companies, has admitted that a subsidiary that builds residential homes performed substandard work and…
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Plans Called Off For Kuala Lumpur Skyscraper
23 Oct 2015 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The plan to replace Menara DBKL 2 with a new high-rise building has been called off. Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Mohd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz said the redevelopment project…
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Architects Selected to Design New Financial Center in Xiamen
19 Oct 2015 – Xiamen, China
An architect has been selected in an international competition to design the Xiamen Cross Strait Financial Center. Located on the eastern coast of Xiamen Island, the 500,…

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96 Iconic Tower Unveiled for Colombo
24 Dec 2014 – Colombo, Sri Lanka
Designs have been released for 96 Iconic Tower. The concept of the tower is dedicated to the Sri Lankan Cricketers that won the 1996 World Cup and is comprised of four…
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Singapore Skyscraper Allows Residents to Park Their Cars in the Living Room
24 Dec 2014 – Singapore, Singapore
Hamilton Scotts, a high-class apartment and condominium tower in Singapore, is offering residents the ultimate luxury in terms of parking – an individual two-car garage…
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Concept Developed for an Earthly Residential Tower in Taipei
22 Dec 2014 – Taipei, Taiwan
In a design competition, a concept was developed for a residential tower complex with rock-like walls, a cavernous swimming pool, and plants growing out of every crevice…
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Construction Worker Found Dead at Lotte World Tower in Seoul
19 Dec 2014 – Seoul, South Korea
A worker was found dead at the construction site of the 123-story Lotte World Tower in southeastern Seoul on December 16, police officers said. The cause of death is…
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Talks Underway to Add Hotel to Astana Complex
17 Dec 2014 – Astana, Kazakhstan
Talks are taking place to incorporate a hotel that will form part of Abu Dhabi Plaza (ADP), a major mixed-use development located near the President’s palace in the…
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Delhi Dreams Big, to Stand Tall With 120-Floor High-Rise
17 Dec 2014 – Delhi, India
The city government is planning a skyscraper that may reach 120 floors and become the tallest building in north India. Construction of the tower is expected to begin…
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Work Begins on Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City
15 Dec 2014 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Construction work began on an 81-floor high-rise, which is expected to be the country's tallest building. The skyscraper, Landmark81, will rise 350 meters and is expected…
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$80 Million Worth of Mumbai High-Rise Flats Sold in Nine Days
11 Dec 2014 – Mumbai, India
Registered bookings have been made to the tune of over Rs 500 crore (US $80 million) for an ultra-luxurious residential project in Mumbai, three years after it was…
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Local Imagery Defines Yangon Hotel Complex
10 Dec 2014 – Yangon, Myanmar
A major resort is currently under construction in Yangon, Myanmar. Consisting of a 15-story luxury hotel and a 29-story extended-stay hotel, the complex will provide more…
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Manila Turns Luxurious With the Rise of London-Themed Condo
5 Dec 2014 – Manila, Philippines
A real estate developer in Manila plans to transform the city landscape, with the development of its newest residential project, the Covent Garden. Two high-rises will…
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FXFOWLE Selected to Design 28-Story Tower in Fuzhou
3 Dec 2014 – Fuzhou, China
FXFOWLE has been selected to design a new 28-story corporate tower. The design is responsive to Fuzhou's natural landscape – the bending of the adjacent Minjiang River…
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Rem Koolhaas: “Chinese Architecture Will Benefit” From Beijing’s CCTV Building
2 Dec 2014 – Beijing, China
Rem Koolhaas has defended the design of OMA's CCTV tower in Beijing, after the Chinese president called for an end to the construction of "weird architecture" in the…
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Foundation Work for Kuala Lumpur's KL118 to be Completed in 2015
1 Dec 2014 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The developer expects foundation and piling works on the KL118 Tower, formerly known as Menara Warisan Merdeka, to be completed by the third quarter of 2015. The tower…
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Derelict Plaza Rakyat in Kuala Lumpur May Finally Continue Construction
26 Nov 2014 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
After 20 years in limbo, the metaphorical gates of the abandoned Plaza Rakyat project will finally open as Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has taken vacant possession of…
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Officials Aspire to Build World’s Tallest Tower in Hyderabad
25 Nov 2014 – Hyderabad, India
The Telangana government convened on November 22 and decided to build the world's tallest tower and other skyscrapers at 40 places around Hussain Sagar Lake in the heart…
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Six-Tower Office Complex Proposed for Shenzhen
21 Nov 2014 – Shenzhen, China
The recently announced winner of an invited competition will design a grand office development on a 27,777-square-meter plot of land in Shekou, Shenzhen, which will…
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High-Rise Resort in Zhengzhou to Open in 2018
20 Nov 2014 – Zhenhgzhou, China
Projected to open in 2018, the 350-room Fairmont Zhengzhou hotel will be part of a new mixed-use high-rise development in the central business district of Zhengdong New…
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Construction Starts on Chengdu Greenland Tower
19 Nov 2014 – Chengdu, China
Construction has begun on what will be the tallest skyscraper in the city of Chengdu. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the tower draws its…
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Samsung C&T to Build $310M High-Rise Complex in Kuala Lumpur
19 Nov 2014 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Samsung C&T has signed a $310 million deal to construct the Star Development in the central business area of the city. It encompasses the construction of three luxurious…
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Cambodia’s Tallest Tower Fully Open for Tenants
18 Nov 2014 – Phnom Penh, Cambodia
TFP Farrells has taken the wraps off of a 38-story banking headquarters in Phnom Penh – Cambodia’s tallest skyscraper. The tower is 183.8 meters tall and accommodates…

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Sequis Centre Tower Breaks Ground
20 Dec 2013 – Jakarta, Indonesia
KPF announced the Sequis Centre Tower’s groundbreaking in Jakarta. The 210-meter tower is being touted as Indonesia’s first LEED Platinum building, and is situated in the…
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Curving High-Rise to Reference Rose Bud
19 Dec 2013 – Fushun, China
UA Studio 7 has released renderings of a twisting high-rise in Fushun, China, in the new town core of Shen-Fu. The 280-meter New City Flower building is part of the city’…
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Fire Engulfs Jianye Mansion
17 Dec 2013 – Guangzhou, China
An unfinished high-rise in central Guangzhou was ablaze for 11 hours before firefighters finally gained control. No deaths were reported, but 20 people were evacuated…
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Mumbai High-Rise Fire Kills Seven, Exposes Wide Safety Issues
16 Dec 2013 – Mumbai, India
A massive fire in the 26-story Mont Blanc tower in Kemps Corner, an upscale section of Mumbai, has killed seven residents and injured at least as many firefighters. The…
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High-Rise Columbarium for Hong Kong?
12 Dec 2013 – Hong Kong, China
Closely following a Norwegian proposal for a high-rise crematorium, Hong Kong has now entered the race to be the site of the world’s first “deathscraper…
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Marriott to Open Japan’s Highest Hotel Suite
11 Dec 2013 – Osaka, Japan
Marriott Hotels plans to offer Japan’s highest hotel suite on the 55th floor of the soon-to-open Abeno Harukas tower. For the princely sum of 350,000 yen ($3,410), guests…
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Atkins, Joy Air Launch New Town for 110,000 in Fuzhou
10 Dec 2013 – Fuzhou, China
Global architecture-engineering firm Atkins and AVIC Joy Holdings Ltd have formed a strategic partnership to create a new town for up to 110,000 people across 6 million…
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World’s Tallest Vertical Garden to Grow in Sri Lanka
10 Dec 2013 – Kotte, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka will be the next nation to vie for the title of the “world’s tallest plant-covered building,” if the Clearpoint Residencies by Milroy Perera and Maga…
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Ground Broken for Indonesian Supertall
10 Dec 2013 – Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesian energy company Pertamina has started construction of the 530-meter, 99-floor Pertamina Energy Tower project, according to Metro TV News. Commencement of the…
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Yangon Considers Limits on High-Rises
9 Dec 2013 – Yangon, Myanmar
Concerned about losing its cultural heritage to commercial development, Yangon, the capital city of Myanmar, has set about creating its first zoning plan, which would…
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Turkish Tower Shortlist Revealed
6 Dec 2013 – Canakkale, Turkey
Eight teams have been shortlisted for a competition to design a 100 meter-high antenna tower with public amenities and observation areas in the Turkish town of Çanakkale…
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Waterfront Finance Center Begins Construction in Shanghai
4 Dec 2013 – Shanghai, China
Foster + Partners and Thomas Heatherwick have unveiled images of the Bund Finance Centre, which is now under construction in Shanghai on the banks of the Huangpu River.…
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FT Evaluates Shanghai Tower’s Sustainability
26 Nov 2013 – Shanghai, China
A recent article from The Financial Times delves into the Shanghai Tower and its implications to Chinese society and its much-talked-about sustainability. The Shanghai…
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Helicopter Crash Brings Skyscraper Fears to the Surface
25 Nov 2013 – Seoul, South Korea
Last week a helicopter clipped the side of the 38-story I-Park 102 high-rise apartment building in Seoul, crashing to the ground and killing both pilots but harming none…
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Construction Closes on Innovation Tower
25 Nov 2013 – Hong Kong, China
Construction of Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Jockey Club Innovation Tower, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), has completed. The 15-story building is ZHA's…
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Newest Tower Coming to South China Singapore City
19 Nov 2013 – Foshan, China
CPG Singapore has launched construction on its Thrive United office tower in the South China Singapore City in the Nanhai District of Foshan. The building project will be…
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Video: PARKROYAL on Pickering
18 Nov 2013 – Singapore, Singapore
After placing as a finalist for the 2013 CTBUH Best Tall Building Asia & Australia, PARKROYAL on Pickering continues to win awards, including taking first place in the…
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Lerch Bates to Design Façade Access System for China Supertall
15 Nov 2013 – Suzhou, China
Lerch Bates was awarded the contract to design the exterior building maintenance equipment system for China's future tallest building, the Suzhou Zhongnan Center. When…
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UNStudio Completes Ardmore Residence
15 Nov 2013 – Singapore, Singapore
UNStudio recently completed the Ardmore Residence, a 36-story residential tower near the Orchard Road luxury shopping district in Singapore. Inspired by the lush gardens…
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Armani Takes a Fashionable Approach to Apartment Design
11 Nov 2013 – Makati, Phillippines
Phillippines-based real estate developer Century Properties recently announced a collaboration with globally renowned fashion designer Armani at its latest luxury project…

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Celebrating Jakarta’s Five Tallest
21 Dec 2012 – Jakarta, Indonesia
In anticipation of the proposed Signature Tower, the Jakarta Post has produced a piece examining the city’s five tallest completed buildings: Graha Energi, The Peak Twin…
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Ma Yansong Creates Mountain Towers
14 Dec 2012 – Guiyang, China
MAD Architects has revealed its design proposal for Shan-Shui City, which means the City of Mountains and Water. The complex, containing five skyscrapers, is inspired by…
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Builder Digs Foundations Around Grave
7 Dec 2012 – Taiyuan, China
Builders laying the foundation for a residential complex in Taiyuan, China have been forced to dig around a grave located on the site. The conflict arose because the…
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JPA Designs Nanning's Future Tallest
5 Dec 2012 – Nanning, China
Atlanta-based John Portman and Associates (JPA) has designed a new tower for the Chinese city of Nanning. The 400-meter (1,312-foot) Tian Long Fortune Center will be one…
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Yoo to Design Manila Tower
29 Nov 2012 – Manila, Philippines
Property developer Century Properties Group (CPG) has launched the fifth residential tower of its Acqua Private Residences complex in Mandaluyong. Yoo, the company…
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Jakarta to Receive a New Landmark Building
21 Nov 2012 – Jakarta, Indonesia
An international design team made up of MVRDV, The Jerde Partnership, ARUP and developer Wijaya Karya, have collaborated to create Peruri 88, a 400 meter (1,312 foot)…
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Ole Scheeren Reveals Singapore Towers Design
14 Nov 2012 – Singapore, Singapore
International practice Buro Ole Scheeren has revealed plans for a pair of towers in Singapore, set to break ground early 2013. The Twin Towers Duo will include a 186-…
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Asahi Shimbun Tower Celebrates Completion
8 Nov 2012 – Osaka, Japan
The Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun Co. celebrated the opening of its headquarters, the Nakanoshima Festival Tower, in Osaka this week. The 200 meter (656 foot) tower…
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AS + GG Wins Qintai Center Competition
6 Nov 2012 – Wuhan, China
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture has won the competition to design the Qintai Center in Wuhan. The complex will include a 248 meter (814 foot) tall, mixed-use…
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‘Hotel of Doom’ Announces Opening Date
1 Nov 2012 – Pyonyang, North Korea
The 105-story, pyramid-shaped hotel which has been under construction since the ‘80s in North Korea’s capital city might be opening for the first time in a matter of…
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Broadway Malyan Plans India's Largest Development
1 Nov 2012 – Bangalore, India
Bhartiya Group and Broadway Malyan have launched $2-billion Bhartiya City, a 125-acre integrated township in Bangalore. The project will reportedly be the largest urban…
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IGB to Build Taipei Twin Towers
31 Oct 2012 – Taipei, Taiwan
A consortium led by IGB Corp together with Japanese and Taiwanese partners has won the bid to build the Taipei Twin Towers. The project will reportedly cost of between…
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Developers Plan 300-Meter Tower in Delhi Area
31 Oct 2012 – Noida, India
The Delhi-based Brys Group on Monday announced plans to develop a 300-meter residential tower in Noida. The company reports that the building will cost INR10 trillion (US…
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'Tower of Ring' Completed in China
25 Oct 2012 – Tianjin, China
The Japanese firm Eastern design office has completed a tower-shaped installation in a cultural square in Tianjin. Visitors cannot climb on or go in the tower. The piece…
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People's Daily HQ Nears Completion in Beijing
23 Oct 2012 – Beijing, China
Designboom has published the latest photos of the People's Daily Headquarters under construction in Beijing. The 100,000-square-meter tower consists of a concrete frame…
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ZHA Hong Kong Innovation Tower Tops Out
9 Oct 2012 – Hong Kong, China
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) has topped-out the 76-meter-tall Zaha Hadid-designed Jockey Club Innovation Tower. On completion, Innovation Tower will be…
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Students Create a Pre-Fabricated Skyscraper for Beijing
5 Oct 2012 – Beijing, China
Mock firm 'ANDO | Andalucia Office' explores the concept of "mutant vertical cities" in Beijing with its NODO project. With this prototypical tower, the students studied…
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Bamboo Tower Design Addresses China's Housing Shortage
4 Oct 2012 – JingHong, China
China-based Tokamarch Architects has proposed a bamboo skyscraper to accommodate the Chinese population's housing needs. The firm's proposal mimics traditional Dai homes…
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Inside the Tower of Doom
3 Oct 2012 – Pyongyang, North Korea
New photographs have surfaced of the Ryugyong Hotel, the 105-story skyscraper which has been under construction in Pyongyang since 1986. Finally, after decades of waiting…

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Other Asia Case Studies Q&A

17 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Kipsan Beck, PACE; Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects

MahaNakhon Observatory: Developing a Tourism Destination for Thailand's Tallest Building

17 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Kipsan Beck, PACE Development

Bangkok and the MahaNakhon Tower

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Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016

10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I
Jason Gabel, Annan Shehadi, Shawn Ursini & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH

Megacities: Setting the Scene

Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV
Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Nimit Langsuan: High Performance High-Rise – Columns of Curved Glass

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
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Other Asia Case Studies Q&A
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Kipsan Beck, PACE; Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects
Monday, October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Kipsan Beck of MahaNakhon, PACE and Karl Fender, of Fender Katsalidis Architects, answer questions at the end of 2016 China Conference Session 4B: Other Asia Case Studies. Buildings discussed include the…
MahaNakhon Observatory: Developing a Tourism Destination for Thailand's Tallest Building
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Kipsan Beck, PACE Development
Monday October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Kipsan Beck of PACE, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 4b: Bangkok and the MahaNakhon Tower. As Thailand’s tallest building, MahaNakhon seeks to redefine the skyline and create a beacon of…
Bangkok and the MahaNakhon Tower
Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Kipsan Beck, PACE Development
When the developer and architect behind MahaNakhon Tower set out to design and build the tallest building in Bangkok, they were determined to construct a tower that would not just make its presence known on the skyline, but would also contribute…
Interview: Sorapoj Techakraisri
27 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Sorapoj Techakraisri, PACE Development
Sorapoj Techakraisri of PACE Development is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Sorapoj discusses the development of the MahaNakhon in Bangkok, Thailand.
MahaNakhon: A Pixelated Punctuation Mark on the Bangkok Skyline
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Sorapoj Techakraisri, PACE Development
As Thailand becomes an increasingly important economic force in Asia, the quality of its architecture has risen to match the expectations of an increasingly sophisticated clientele. MahaNakhon, a 314-meter, mixed-use tower, will be the tallest…
Bangkok Rising
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Ole Scheeren, Büro Ole Scheeren
As architecture keeps expanding vertically – with the skyscraper having long become the predominant typology of architectural production in most geographic regions of hyper-growth, we need to investigate and understand the consequences of vertical…
2015 New York Conference - Session 1d - Q&A
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Ole Scheeren, Buro Ole Scheeren and Yuki Ikeguchi, Kengo Kuma and Associates, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 1d: The MahaNakhon Tower, Bangkok.
Regional Materiality in the Asian Context
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Yuki Ikeguchi, Kengo Kuma and Associates
As the lead interior design architect in collaboration with Ian Schrager on the EDITION Hotel in the MahaNakhon, Kengo Kuma and Associates employed their extensive Asian design experience to inform the hotel’s unique public interiors and guest rooms…
Monthly Video: Five Minutes with Mun Summ Wong
18 Sep 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Mun Summ Wong, WOHA Architects
Mun Summ Wong of WOHA Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower. Mun Summ talks about the challenges of an interconnected city and possible ways to improve city life through connected…
Interview: Mun Summ Wong
18 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Mun Summ Wong, WOHA Architects
Mun Summ Wong of WOHA Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower. Mun Summ talks about the challenges of an interconnected city and possible ways to improve city life through connected…
Monthly Video: Five Minutes with Ole Scheeren
17 Sep 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Ole Scheeren, Büro Ole Scheeren
Ole Scheeren of Büro Ole Scheeren is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower. Ole talks about two projects he has worked on, The Interlace and MahaNakhon, and how they are challenging the standards…
Interview: Ole Scheeren
17 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Ole Scheeren, Büro Ole Scheeren
Ole Scheeren of Büro Ole Scheeren is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower. Ole talks about two projects he has worked on, The Interlace and MahaNakhon, and how they are challenging the standards…
MahaNakhon Tower and the Use of CTBUH Seismic Guidelines
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Kanokpat Chanvaivit, Bouygues-Thai Co. Ltd.
MahaNakhon Tower developed by PACE Development Corporation PLC is a 77-Story mixed-use development in Bangkok, Thailand. It will be Bangkok’s tallest tower, standing at 314 meters. The main feature is its pixelation wrapping around the building which…
Asia Agenda
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Ole Scheeren, Büro Ole Scheeren
With Asia's unparalleled and continued pace of growth fueled by economic development, the world order has shifted eastwards, and China in particular has risen as the defining place to shape the future of our world and the built environment. There is…
Newton Suites and Other Endeavors: High-Rise and the Organic Realm
23 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Mun Summ Wong, WOHA
As many projects struggle to justify the economic implications of ‘going green’ in the eyes of many developers, still others seem loaded with sustainable technologies that, in many cases, become the dominant aesthetic appearance. Increasingly,…

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Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I; Jason Gabel, Annan Shehadi, Shawn Ursini & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
CTBUH has determined that 128 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2016 – setting a new record for annual tall building completions and marking the third consecutive record-breaking year.
Megacities: Setting the Scene
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization phenomenon, and to observe the effects of multicore, polycentric cities growing together to effectively become one. This paper establishes the criteria…
Nimit Langsuan: High Performance High-Rise – Columns of Curved Glass
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Richard Shonn Mills, Ramboll Group; Vanich Nopnirapath, Beca Group
Nimit Langsuan Residences project, located in Bangkok, Thailand, is a 210-meter-tall high end residential with over 50,000 square meters of accommodation. The tower will be unique in the Bangkok landscape and is characterized by a three-dimensional…
MahaNakhon Observatory: Developing a Tourism Destination for Thailand’s Tallest Building | MahaNakhon
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Kipsan Back, PACE Development Corporation
As Thailand’s tallest building, MahaNakhon seeks to redefine the skyline and create a beacon of expression for Thailand with the positioning of “Bangkok Rising.” Developer PACE also wishes to maintain an intersection between the city’s most expensive…
Bangkok and the MahaNakhon Tower
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Sorapoj Techakraisri, PACE Development Corporation
When the developer and architect behind MahaNakhon Tower set out to design and build the tallest building in Bangkok, they were determined to construct a tower that would not just make its presence known on the skyline, but would also contribute…
Cities to Megacities: Perspectives
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers
The CTBUH 2016 International Conference is being held in the three cities of the Pearl River Delta, the world’s largest “megacity,” projected to have 120 million inhabitants by 2050. The conference brings together some of the leading thinkers on…
Regional Materiality in the Asian Context
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Kengo Kuma, Kengo Kuma and Associates
As the lead interior design architect in collaboration with Ian Schrager on the EDITION Hotel in the MahaNakhon, Kengo Kuma and Associates employed their extensive Asian design experience to inform the hotel’s unique public interiors and guest rooms…
MahaNakhon: A Pixelated Punctuation Mark on the Bangkok Skyline
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Sorapoj Techakraisri, PACE Development
As Thailand becomes an increasingly important economic force in Asia, the quality of its architecture has risen to match the expectations of an increasingly sophisticated clientele. MahaNakhon, a 314-meter, mixed-use tower, will be the tallest…
Bangkok Rising
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Ole Scheeren, Buro Ole Scheeren
As architecture keeps expanding vertically, with the skyscraper having long become the predominant typology of architectural production in most geographic regions of hyper-growth, we need to investigate and understand the consequences of vertical…
The Boutique Hotel Concept
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Ian Schrager, Ian Schrager Company
In addition to the 207 residential units in the tower, the MahaNakhon will feature the Bangkok EDITION, a 159-room boutique hotel catering to a growing global clientele that seeks unique accommodations served by responsive, down-to-earth staff. The…
The Structural Design and Construction of the MahaNakhon Tower
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Kanokpat Chanvaivit, André Ly & Chloé Clair, Bouygues Thai Ltd
Bouygues-Thai was appointed by PACE Development Corporation PLC as the structural contractor for the design-build contract of MahaNakhon Tower, soon to be the tallest tower in Bangkok, Thailand standing at 314 meters. The “behind-the-scenes” story…
MahaNakhon Tower and the Use of CTBUH Seismic Guidelines
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Kanokpat Chanvaivit, Bouygues-Thai Co. Ltd.
MahaNakhon Tower developed by PACE Development Corporation PLC is a 77-Story mixed-use development in Bangkok, Thailand. It will be Bangkok’s tallest tower, standing at 314 meters. The main feature is its pixelation wrapping around the building which…
Green Walls in High-Rise Buildings
Sep 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue III; CTBUH Research
The latest CTBUH technical guide, Green Walls in High-Rise Buildings, provides a thorough investigation of the methods used around the world for implementation of vertical vegetation at height. In commemoration of the release of this important guide…
Air Pollutant Dispersion Phenomena at a Street under a Sky Train Station in Bangkok, Thailand
Jun 2013 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 2 Number 2; Kyosuke Hiyama, Yamaguchi University; Tomomi Hoshiko, The University of Tokyo; Tassanee Prueksasit, Chulalongkorn University; et al.
The ventilation performance of a street in Bangkok, Thailand, was investigated by performing measurements and conducting a CFD analysis. We focused on a street that was covered by an elevated train station. It was shown that the ventilation…
Asia Agenda
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Ole Scheeren, Büro Ole Scheeren
With Asia’s unparalleled and continued pace of growth fueled by economic development, the world order has shifted eastwards, and China has risen as the defining place to shape the future of our world and the built environment.
Case Study: The Hansar, Bangkok
Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; Mun Summ Wong & Richard Hassell, WOHA
High-rise, high-density living has been embraced as a positive housing solution for many millions of people living in Asia’s growing urban metropolises. The Hansar, a 45-story hotel and residential development, embodies principles of sustainable and…
Tall and Urban: An Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…
Tall Buildings in Southeast Asia - A Humanist Approach to Tropical High-Rise
Aug 2009 – CTBUH Journal, 2009 Issue III; Mun Summ Wong & Richard Hassell, WOHA
High-rise, high-density living has been embraced as a positive accommodation solution for many millions of people living in Asia's growing urban metropolis. This paper outlines a number of high rise case studies.

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IDEO Morph 38

IDEO Morph 38, Bangkok

The residential complex consists of two towers, with its outer green wall designed to provide sun shading and privacy.

The Pano

The Pano, Bangkok

The Pano’s unique environment is inspired by the dramatic landscape of Thailand, where the form of the development takes on a poetic abstraction of nature.

The Hansar

The Hansar, Bangkok

In the tall building world of so many often-ridiculous gestures, The Hansar has a fantastic balance and poise embodying principles of sustainable and tropical living.

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Thailand Facts

Population 67,070,000 (2012)
Area 513,120 km² • 198,116 mi²
GDP $400.9 billion (2013)
150m+ Buildings 73 Completed15 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 2 Completed2 Under Constr.
Tallest City Bangkok
Global Ranking #11 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #7 in Asia by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Baiyoke Tower I (151 m, 1987)
Average Building Age 10 Years
Most Common Function Residential (55%)
Most Common Material Concrete (94%)

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings in Thailand