What an amazing year for all things architecture! We’ve put together this blog on all things architecture in celebration of the fantastic building achievements that are set to be made this year, including those from architects Chester and around the world.
Brisbane Sky Tower
The tallest building in Brisbane
This 270.5 metre skyscraper is under construction in Brisbane Australia. The 90 story residential tower will become Brisbane’s tallest building when it is completed. The residential tower will include 1,138 apartments that could be one, two and three bedroom apartments as sub penthouse and penthouse apartments. As well, the 89th floor will feature a recreation deck including the highest infinity edge swimming pool in Australia. An eight level basement car park is also included in the project.
The Wuhan Greenland Centre
Tallest Building in China
The tallest building in China, a country known for its mammoth skyscrapers, is set to be built in Wuhan, ‘the Wuhan Greenland centre’.
The skyscraper is as of yet unfinished due to its airspace regulations. Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill architects are on the job, and it is slated to be completed in 2019.
The Crimean Bridge
Longest Bridge in Europe
A link between Crimea and Russia and the longest bridge in Europe, the rail section of the bridge projected for completion. The bridge has been considered since 1908 and after the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014 the plans were started; the bridge provides support for both road and rail traffic. It has a length of 18.1km. It’s considered to be the longest bridge in all of Europe and Russia. The biggest challenge for the project was without a doubt the fact that it is across a tectonic fault. The problem has been got around via 7,000 piled driven up to 91m below the surface of the water. Built to last earthquakes. Some are sceptical to the durability of the bridge due to the tectonic and sea current conditions in the strait, but only time will tell.
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium London
Largest Stadium in London
This serves as the home ground for Tottenham Hotspur in North London, replacing the clubs previous stadium, White Hart Lane. It has a capacity of 62,062 making it one of the largest stadiums in the premier league and the largest club stadium in London.
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in LA
Huge, Unique Museum in LA
A museum in LA due to be open, is under construction by the academy of motion picture arts and sciences, set to open its doors in 2019. The academy museum will be the nation’s first large scale museum entirely dedicated to the art, sciences, craft, business and history of film. The museum will feature permanent and rotating exhibits and provide an immersive experience for visitors to explore the cultural and creative contributions that Hollywood and the film industry have made around the world.
The museum will be established in the historic May Company building, renamed the Saban building, following a $50million donation from Cheryl and Haim Saban it has been designed by the award winning Renzo piano designed two building for the 300,00 square foot campus, the Saban building (former may company building, a historical LA landmark and the sphere a spherical structure featuring the 300,00 square foot campus, the Saban building (a historical LA Landmark) and the sphere, a structure featuring the 1,000 seat state of the a art David Geffen theatre and the Dolby terrace, it offers a panoramic view of the Hollywood hills, including the iconic Hollywood sign.
It’s clear to see that there are so many amazing property developments north wales going on all around the world!