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Yancheng East Lake Xinyu Commercial by Lacime Architects

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Surrounded by government offices, residential areas, reception hotels, and other facilities, it represents a typical new urban development zone in China. The site itself exhibits typical characteristics of Chinese urban development zones, lacking regional features and highlighting the roughness of rapid urbanization.

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The Impact of Sustainable Living on Urban Development

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Infrastructure, transportation, and population growth have dominated urban development. Sustainable living practices steer urban design and development in new, eco-friendly directions. The role of renewable energy Renewable energy mostly facilitates sustainable urban development.

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UNStudio debuts K.Wah G72 mixed-use development in Nanjing

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Image courtesy UNStudio Ben van Berkel, the studio’s founder and principal architect, shared: “The Nanjing K.Wah G72 mixed-use development will serve as a one-stop destination in which lifestyle, innovation and work are brought together.

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Adaptive Reuse Revolution: 7 Commercial Projects Potently Preserving the Past

Architizer

These seven winning commercial projects from the 11 th A+Awards exemplify how radical reuse can elevate our skylines. Ombú By Foster + Partners , Madrid, Spain Jury Winner, 11 th Annual A+Awards, Sustainable Commercial Building In another life, this magnificent early 20th-century edifice supplied energy to its local district in Madrid.

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Zero-carbon Forbes International Tower, designed by AS+GG Architecture, proposed for Egypt's new capital

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Forbes and Egyptian real estate development company Magnom Properties have announced plans to construct a 55-story zero-carbon commercial tower in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital outside of Cairo. Called the Forbes International Tower, this marks the first time the media giant has branded a commercial tower.

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Valle Wood is Norway’s largest commercial building made of solid timber

BD+C

Upon Valle Wood's completion, it became the largest commercial building of solid timber in Norway. The building spans seven floors and is located in Hovinbyen, a rapidly developing area that is one of the hubs in Oslo’s next major urban development project.

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Shanghai West Bund AI Tower & Plaza by NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD

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Nikken Sekkei was selected in an international design competition in 2009 to lead a new urban development on the site of the former local Longhua Airport. In all, the firm has been involved in local area urban and architectural design for more than a decade. This concept runs through the entire project.