Torino Journal: Is Green Pea the new eco-friendly face of retail?

by Ron Bernthal In early December, 2020, the former Torino Fiat Factory Lingotto, built between 1916 and 1923, opened to the public as a very eco-friendly retail market and unique architectural structure. The new business is called Green Pea. Developed … Continue reading

Shenzhen Journal: New pebble-shaped museum planned for southern China city.

(Shenzhen Science and Technology Museum/rendering by Slashcube) by Ron Bernthal By A cascade of terraces will frame a large atrium at the heart of the Shenzhen Science & Technology Museum that the design firm, Zaha Hadid Architecs, is developing in southern … Continue reading

Orlando Journal: Disney Resort & MCO to get new high-speed Brightline trains by 2022

by Ron Bernthal In late 2020 Florida’s Brightline Train rail company and Walt Disney World Resort announced they have entered into an agreement to construct a train station at Disney Springs, the popular shopping, dining and entertainment complex that is … Continue reading

Hong Kong Journal: Design savvy building opens in 2022 on former airport site.

by Ron Bernthal Commissioned by the Nan Fung Group, the architectural firm Snøhetta has designed a mixed-use building in Hong Kong that has been named Airside. Situated in the center of Hong Kong’s former Kai Tak airport, with views over … Continue reading

Fehmarn/Lolland Journal: Baltic Sea tunnel will link two islands, in two countries.

By Ron Bernthal A road and rail tunnel 11.4 miles long will dramatically reduce the journey time between Denmark and Germany. The somewhat controversial project finally started construction in summer 2020, after a decade of geotechnical and environmental impact studies, and … Continue reading

Bucharest Journal: New mixed-use development in Romania will offer tropical “lagoon” environment

Ron Bernthal The Romanian-based real estate developer Forty Management has proposed an urban regeneration project that will be developed on ten acres of land in the Străulești area of ​​Bucharest. The developer plans to deliver the Central District Lagoon City … Continue reading

Sejong Journal: New Architecture Museum Planned for South Korea

by Ron Bernthal In November, 2020, South Korea announced that a new museum will be constructed that’s dedicated to architecture and the urban environment. The proposed Korean Museum of Urbanism and Architecture (KMUA) will be part of the new National … Continue reading

Zurich Airport opens large, mixed-use project.

by Ron Bernthal After a construction period of almost six years,  a new commercial district opened in November, 2020, at Zurich Airport. Named The Circle at Zurich Airport, Switzerland’s largest construction site has now been transformed into a modern, eye-catching … Continue reading

Zhuhai Journal: New Waterfront Neighborhood Adds to “China’s Most Livable City” ReputationMo Dg

By Ron Bernthal With almost two-million residents, Zhuhai is considered a “small” Chinese city, but it is certainly not an undiscovered city.  Located at the southern tip of the Pearl River Delta of Guangdong Province, Zhuhai is one of the … Continue reading