Category: Planned Cities

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ThyssenKrupp premieres the Worlds first rope-less elevator system

A year after announcing the concept of its MULTI elevator technology, ThyssenKrupp has unveiled a fully-functional 1:3 scale model at its Innovation Centre in GijA?n, Spain. The MULTI system ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG employs linear motors rather than ropes, enabling horizontal movement and transforming conventional elevator transportation into vertical metro systems. MULTI elevator technology increases transport […]

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Shanghai Tree Mountain development to feature 400 Terraces

Heatherwick Studio has unveiled a tree-covered development for a 15-acre site near Shanghais art district. The 300,000-square-metre mixed-use scheme has been designed to look like tree-covered mountains and features 400 terraces.A? The trees would be supported by 1,000 structural columns covering the faA?ade. The design was conceived not as a building but as a piece […]

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COBE designs master plan for new urban centre in Berlin

Collaborating with Man Made Land, Knippers HelbigA?and Mafeu Architektur Consulting, COBE BerlinA?has received the first prize in anA?international competition to design Berlins Urbane Mitte am Gleisdreieck, a master planA?located at the gateway to Gleisdreieck ParkA?in Berlin, Germany. The proposal integrates the neighbouring structures, including entrances and thresholds, taking advantage of the synergies present in the […]

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Maharashtra CM inaugurates MMRDAs new iconic office building

Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, has inaugurated the new iconic administrative building of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) which is situated behind the old building in the Bandra-Kurla Complex. The new 9-storey stylish building is equipped with many a facility such as a modern auditorium, boardrooms, two-level basement, two service floors, public […]

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AMRUT Action Plans for 474 cities cleared

The Ministry of Urban Development has so far approved city level Action Plans for improving basic urban infrastructure in 474 cities in 18 States and Union Territories with an investment of Rs 19,170 crore under Atal Mission for Urban Rejuvenation and Transformation (AMRUT) for 2015-16. About 90% of this expenditure will be on improving water […]

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Gujarat government to hand over 28,503 hectares of land to DSIRDA

Gujarat government has decided to hand over 28,503 hectares of land owned by the government to Dholera Special Investment Region Development Authority (DSIRDA), which is a special purpose vehicle formed to develop the Dholera Smart City. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting in Gandhinagar, chaired by Chief Minister Anandiben Patel. Gujarat government has […]

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Kolkatas theme-based townships to receive IT boost

The West Bengal government’s plans for six theme-based greenfield townships received a boost as Finance and Industries Minister Amit Mitra met with technology biggies at the IT capital of India and chalked out a formula to bring in a synergy with smarter solutions for the developers. “Town-makers and developers want smarter solutions to their big […]

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PM lays foundation stone for new Capital city of Andhra Pradesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the ceremony to mark the laying of the Foundation Stone for the new Capital city of Andhra Pradesh at Amaravathi. He unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister declared that the Union Government will fulfil all commitments made to the State in the […]

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BIGs green & mountainous building to blend with a national park

Designing a building to blend with its surroundings can be tricky, particularly when the building is to be on the edge of a national park. Bjarke Ingels Groups (BIG) 79 & Park uses greenery and a pixelated design to blend into the area. The building, developed by Oscar Properties, would be located on the edge […]

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First Passive House Premium building of the world in Germany

A building in Kaufbeuren, Germany, is set become the first building to receive Passive House Premium certification. The House of Energy is one of the worlds most sustainable buildings and has an annual heating demand of only 8 kWh/sq m and a 250 sq m photovoltaic system on the roof. The new Passive House Premium […]

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