Does China need another signature skyscraper? Changsha’s Sky City, currently still at the project stage, caught my attention, not so much for its ambition to become the world’s tallest skyscraper (yawn) but for its desire to promote a more sustainable way of urban living in China. (continue reading…)
Once again, China sets a new record. This times its for billionaires as there are an astonishing 168 billionaires in China in 2012, up from 146 a year earlier, according to Forbes magazine’s annual China Rich List, which ranks the 400 richest people in China (continue reading…)
Lights! Sound! Action! What better way to tap into China’s fun-loving urban consumers than a movie theme park?
So thinks Wang Jianlin, founder of Dalian Wanda real estate group, who has announced he will invest to $8bn in a film park the size of 700 football pitches in the east coast city of Qingdao. (continue reading…)
“Sustainable” and “construction” don't often appear next to each other, and rarely in China.
So its good to see that there is one organisation trying to promote environmentally friendly building materials and methods in the PRC.
Green Ideas Green Action (Giga), a Shanghai-based non-profit foundation, has launched a system to allow architects and builders in China to source with a cleaner conscience.
As the organisation points out, China has the highest numbers of building sites, building materials manufacturers and graduating designers in the world.