Urban Catalyst submits site development permit for Icon/Echo Towers in US
Urban Catalyst has announced the submission of its site development permit and vesting tentative tract map for its Icon/Echo Towers in San Jose, California, US.
The transit-oriented development is expected to bring new office space and residential units to downtown San Jose.
Icon/Echo, which is being designed by WRNS Architecture in coordination with Studio Current, is located at 147 E Santa Clara Street in the heart of downtown.
Upon completion, apartment and commercial operator Greystar will manage the project, which is being built under federal opportunity zone legislation.
Icon/Echo Towers will create more than 300 multifamily apartment units and 420,000ft² of Class-A office space.
Covering nearly two acres of land, the two towers will feature more than 50,000ft² of outdoor amenities, including rooftop gardens and interior common areas.
Urban Catalyst founder and CEO Erik Hayden said: “This project is located on Santa Clara Street, the main drag of the central business district. Once completed, this community could be home to more than 500 residents and over 2,000 employees.”
Image: Artist rendering of a building in the Masaar project. Credit: Arada Developments
Ennead Architects designs Shanghai Astronomy Museum in China
US-based Ennead Architects has designed the Shanghai Astronomy Museum in China, which is set to open this month.
Claimed to be the largest museum in the world that is solely dedicated to the study of astronomy, the Shanghai Astronomy Museum is the new astronomical branch of the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum.
The building has been designed to heighten awareness of the fundamental relationship between the sun and the earth’s orbital motion.
Designed by Ennead Architects design partner Thomas Wong to invoke the experience of orbital motion, the new 420,000ft² museum is planned to be opened to the public on 18 July.
HS2 reveals new public space designs around Old Oak Common station
High Speed 2 (HS2) has released new designs for green public space around its ‘super-hub’ Old Oak Common station in West London, UK.
Prior to the submission of a planning application to the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation, HS2 is seeking feedback from the local community and businesses on the designs.
The latest design proposals include a new public parkland that can be accessed through Old Oak Common Lane and features pocket gardens, trees and shrubs.
The park will serve as a venue for events and pop-up markets, as well as offer a range of seating such as benches, low walls, chairs and tables.
Plans & Projects
BAM begins work on €100m mixed-use development in Ireland
BAM Ireland has commenced work on the €100m Newmarket Square mixed-use development project in Dublin 8, Leinster province. The new mixed-use scheme will deliver a 151-bed hotel and 413 apartments on the former IDA Ireland Small Business Centre site located in the historic Liberties area of the city centre.
SWVP and AEG to co-develop Nashville Yards entertainment district
Southwest Value Partners (SWVP) and sports and live entertainment company Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) have partnered to co-develop the planned entertainment district and concert venue at Nashville Yards in the US. The plan includes a live music venue, an eight-screen cinema, various hospitality and shopping offerings, 275,000ft² of office space and three residential towers.
India’s RCA to build new cricket stadium in Jaipur
The Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) in India is set to build a new cricket stadium in Jaipur with an investment of around $40.2m. The new stadium has capacity to accommodate 75,000 people and is expected to be the world’s third-largest of its kind after the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera in the Indian state of Gujarat and the Melbourne Cricket Stadium in Australia.
Morrison to build new education campus in Scotland
Hub South East Scotland has selected Galliford Try’s Morrison Construction for a new learning campus in East Lothian. The £41m Wallyford Learning Campus has been designed to feature extensive glass, access to natural light and brick-clad facades to complement the design of the neighbouring primary school.