On Saturday, October 19, KPF and Cove Properties will open the under-construction building to tours as part of Open House New York Weekend.
The lecture focused on architecture at the global scale, and highlighted issues of context, connectivity, and sustainability.
On Wednesday, Kohn Pedersen Fox and Kerry Properties celebrated the opening of the first building in the Qianhai Kerry Centre mixed-use development.
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) is pleased to announce the groundbreaking of West Lake 66 in Hangzhou, China. Situated at the point of connection between West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Grand Canal, the 194,000 square meter project seeks to reinvigorate the city’s deteriorated surrounding blocks with five office towers, a boutique hotel, public parks and an active, mixed-use podium. To address the many changing urban conditions of this growing city and emerging technology hub, the scheme will form a new green pedestrian link between West Lake and the Grand Canal, Hangzhou’s two essential landmarks, and will provide office space suited to technology startups and young professionals.
Just weeks before the publication of The World By Design: The Story of a Global Architecture Firm, KPF’s co-founder and chairman talked about why he wrote the book, what he has learned about leadership, and how globalization has shaped architecture in recent decades.
On September 18th, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) and developers SL Green and Hines celebrate the official topping out of One Vanderbilt, convening for the ceremonial raising of the tower’s spire to its pinnacle.
KPF recently participated in a British-Polish workshop, on the masterplan for the Central Transport Hub (Centralny Port Komunikacyjny - CPK). The Solidarity Airport will initially serve 45 million passengers per year and will compete with Europe’s largest hub airports.
KPF Principal Mustafa Chehabeddine recently took part in the Final Interview Panel at MIPM Proptech Europe, alongside Marie Schneegans, Co-founder at Workwell, and Reana Taherly, Head of Innovation at Grand Paris Aménagement, moderated by Frédéric Doazan the French animator and experimental filmmaker from COM L’OISEAU Agency.
The tower's design synthesizes the unique conditions that define the city-state’s physical and cultural context, creating a signature boutique retail and office structure that improves the public realm and distinguishes itself within the urban fabric.
KPF Associate Principal Rachael Samuel recently participated in a panel discussing the development, design and construction of student housing, in an event that looked at this emerging residential sector. The discussion covered trends in on-campus and off-campus development, how to create mixed-use developments that attract students as an exciting place to live and partnerships between universities and the private sector.