2018 is off to a great start in the AEC industry! This year, we’re expecting to see incredible structures, challenging designs, and noteworthy events to take place in the design and architecture world. Let’s look at a few of the most anticipated new builds of 2018:

Rogers Stirk Harbor + Partners
Rogers Stirk Harbor + Partners

Rogers Stirk Harbor + Partners
Project: 3 World Trade Center
Site: New York

The latest installment to be constructed at the WTC site is an 80-story tower designed by London-based firm, Rogers Stirk Harbor + Partners. 3 World Trade Center features a load-sharing system of diamond-shaped bracing to reduce the mass as the tower rises and allows for 360-degree panoramic views of the Big Apple.


Kengo Kuma & Associates

Kengo Kuma & Associates
Project: V&A Museum of Design Dundee
Site: Dundee

V&A Museum of Design is Dundee’s first design museum and sits at the edge of the Scottish city’s waterfront. With projected numbers of 350,000 visitors a year, the museum will hopefully revitalize the city, much like the Bilbao Guggenheim. The architecture features a stone-clad exterior that resembles a cliff face emerging from the sea.


Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Project: 565 Broome Soho
Site: New York

565 Broome Soho is Renzo Piano’s first residential project in New York. The project consists of two 30-story towers that accommodate 115 apartments. These luxury condominiums are not cheap though and a studio starts at $970k, but we’re sure the sweeping views of the city and the Hudson River are worth every penny.


Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects
Project: Morpheus Hotel
Site: Macau

Morpheus Hotel is a mysterious and intriguing building that is the new flagship resort for the City of Dreams complex in Macau. This monolithic structure is described by it’s developers as the “world’s first free-form exoskeleton high rise”.


Heatherwick Studio

Heatherwick Studio
Project: Coal Drops Yard
Site: London

Prior to becoming Coal Drops Yard, this space was a pair of neglected Victorian warehouses. To renew the neighborhood, Heatherwick Studio is revamping the abandoned warehouses into a shopping destination. London’s Kings Cross district features 100,000 sq. ft. of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants and the cobbled streets and industrial Victorian architecture has a charming ambiance. 

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