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Buzz | September 2016

Buzz (September 2016)

Go India!
CP Kukreja Architects have been selected to design the master plan for Bandar Malaysia, an upcoming business district in Greater Kuala Lumpur. Bandar Malaysia will cover 200 million sq ft of gross floor area, spread over 500 acres, and CPKA is the only Indian firm among the five international architecture firms selected to design the project. Other firms include the famed SOM, Zaha Hadid Architects, Atkins and Ove Arup.

Architect appointed
The Bombay high court has appointed renowned architect Shashi Prabhu to inspect the site of the recently demolished Ambedkar Bhavan in Mumbai to carry out an inventory investigation and assess the damage caused during the demolition.

Luxury hotels
Singapore-headquartered Aman, a luxury hotel group operating 31 resorts in 20 countries, is planning to set up four resorts in India. Peace and luxury do make a good package!

Longest glass bridge
The world´s longest and tallest glass bridge recently opened in China´s Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan, the bridge is 430-metres long and has been constructed across a deep canyon. Glass panels are set into its walkway, giving visitors vertigo-inducing views and photo opportunities of the canyon below.

New architecture school building
Kent State University in Ohio has a dazzling new architecture school building designed by New York-based architecture firm of Weiss / Manfredi, known internationally for designing the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle. Spread across 117,000 sq ft, the building costs $49 million.

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