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Brazil to invest US$ 63 billion for World Cup and Olympics
Between UK£ 10 billion (US$ 16 billion) and UK£ 30 billion (US$ 48 billion) of investment is needed to improve Brazil's infrastructure to prepare for the 2014 World Cup according to a new report, from UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).
Plan to revamp Chinese city
US architect, Heller Manus, has been selected to lead the design and construction of the growing metropolitan area of Guangzhou, in China.
Work starts on ‘sunken' hotel
Construction work has begun on the Songjiang Hotel, a 'sunken hotel' being created in a 100m-deep water-filled quarry in Songjiang near Shanghai, China.
BIG to design Kazakhstan's new National Library
Denmark-based BIG architect has won the competition to design a new National Library of Kazakhstan in the capital Astana.
DS+R wins Rio's Museum of Image and Sound competition
New York-based architect DS+R has won the competition to design a new Museum of Image and Sound on Rio's Copacabana Beach.
Fantasy Island planned
US-based architect DeStefano + Partners has unveiled its master plan for Yinzhou Fantasy Island in the centre of Ningbo, in the province of Zhejiang, China.
DCM wins university competition
Architect Denton Corker Marshall (DCM) has won the design competition for a new Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology building at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
Acme Lift, H&E work together for Cowboys project
H&E Equipment, located in Grand Prairie, TX, recently supplied equipment with Acme Lift for a Dallas Cowboys stadium project.
Abu Dhabi rental company takes delivery of 60 new compressors
Aldar Laing O’Rourke Plant, a new rental division created by the Aldar-Laigh O’Rourke Joint Venture, has taken delivery of 60 Atlas Copco XA 136 portable compressors for use on the Al Raha Beach project in Abu Dhabi.
Plasma Studio unveils Flowing Graden
UK architect Plasma Studio has been commissioned to design the International Horticultural Fair in Xi'an, China by the city's Chang'an Ecological District.
Zaha Hadid wins Cairo Expo City competition
Zaha Hadid Architects and engineering consultancy Buro Happold have won the international design competition to design the Cairo Expo City project.
New master plan for London's Battersea Power Station unveiled
Architect Rafael Vinoly has released images of a new "advanced masterplan" for London's iconic Battersea Power Station.
Restoration scheme in Qatar's capital
A US$ 5.5 billion project to rebuild a 35 ha area in the old part of Qatar's capital city is being developed by Dohaland, a unit of the non-profit Qatar Foundation.
Beijing plans US$ 8.8 billion business district
Beijing's Municipal Government is to invest US$ 8.8 billion constructing the Lize Finance Business District.
Libeskind wins US$ 20 billion Seoul competition
Daniel Libeskind has won the international master plan competition to create a 34 million ft2 (3.16 million m2), US$ 20 billion new river front development in Seoul, South Korea
Chinese ‘Disneyland' planned for South Africa
China's Huaqiang Holdings Limited is to construct a US$ 250 million, 770000 m2 Disneyland-style theme park in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Hewden helps make the music
Rental company Hewden in the UK provided more than 20 pieces of equipment to help events contractor, SJM Concerts, put on the Big Weekend music festival. BBC Radio sponsored the event, which was held 9-10 May at Lydiard Park in Swindon and is the UK's biggest free concert.
Center for Civil and Human Rights
The Freelon Group and HOK have won an international competition to design the new Center for Civil & Human Rights in Atlanta, US.
New vision for Jerusalem city
A master plan outlining a new vision for Jerusalem over the next 20 years has been proposed by city mayor, Nir Barkat.
Work to start on US$ 150 million Atlantic Village
Construction of Phase 1 of the US$ 150 million Atlantic Village Hotel & Marina in Florida, US complex is expected to start next week following approval of building permits for the development after six years in planning.
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