The firm Zaha Hadid Architects has designed Hamburg’s new riverside promenade. It is the city’s new landmark, a key feature of its urban design. A 625-metre-long promenade with an important function: the modernisation and reinforcement of the system that protects Hamburg from the floods of the Elbe river.
The team from Shanghai-based firm 100architects with MINI China explores the public space with new street furniture that gives the old public phone booths a contemporary twist in this era dominated by Smartphones.
A major landscape reclamation project by Chinese firm Turenscape in the east China city of Pujiang has injected new life into a river and its degraded environment, reconnecting it with the city’s residents.
On 10 October RIBA awarded the prize for top client of the year to Argent, a British real estate developer that has funded such important architectural projects as the recent urban regeneration of King's Cross in London.
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