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.
52 Lime Street, colloquially known as ‘The Scalpel’, has been shortlisted in the Commercial Property Project of the Year category. A striking 190-metre office tower in the historic heart of the City of London, it was designed for W.R. Berkley as the location of their UK headquarters and to let to tenants.
Platform 16, 55 Hudson Yards, Rosewood Bangkok, China Resources Tower, and CITIC Tower were among this year’s recipients.
The Floral Court Collection, part of the mixed-use Floral Court development for Capital & Counties (Capco), has been shortlisted in two categories: Apartment Development of the Year; and Best Interior Design Development.
The University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design has selected the KPF Co-Founder and Chairman as the 2019 recipient of the prestigious award, established in 2017 to honor an architect who has changed the course of design history.
The three-tower, mixed-use project is slated for completion in 2022 after breaking ground last fall.
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.