Doha & UAE
West Bay skyline on reclaimed land, Doha.
Construction & excavation for Doha metro.
Msheireb Downtown Doha. 
Msheireb Downtown Doha is the wholesale re-build of an existing city centre area in Doha. Due for completion in 2020 its emerging from the traditional surrounding city like an angular, white capsule of commerce and culture. 

Msheireb Museums and Archives building.

Mihrab construction, Musheireb Downtown Doha.

Hotel, Musheireb Downtown Doha.

Construction and excavation for Msheireb Metro station. 

Msheireb metro station will be at the heart of the Doha Metro. All three lines will meet at this point connecting the growing commercial city and it’s suburbs. The Metro is due for completion in 2020.

The National Museum of Qatar.

Monumental in scale The National Museum of Qatar is an example of the epic urban statement that cities use to put themselves on the global map. It’s captured here unpolished and exposed. A bare structure of ambition, extravagance and innovation carving its own space into the city backdrop.

National Museum of Qatar.

The 20th century Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al-Thani’s Palace, restored and integrated as part of the new museum.

National Convention Centre, Education city, Doha.

National Convention Centre, Education city, Doha.

Daria Island construction, Dubai.

Business Bay, landscaping & construction, Dubai.

Business Bay, landscaping & infrastructure, Dubai.

Central Dubai.

Burj Khalifa Lake, Burj Khalifa and Boulevard Plaza, Downtown, Dubai.

Dubai has been the most brash in the Middle East region in its embrace of corporate and commercial culture. With epic urban planning and commercial showcasing it has established itself as a global entertainment and tourist hub.

Palm Jumeirah apartments, Dubai.

Sheikh Zayed Road skyline with the Marina and Burj Al Arab in the distance, Dubai.

Skyline and infrastructure from New York Uni, Abu Dhabi.

New York University, Abu Dhabi.

Nibris Aerospace Park, Al Ain.

Photographed in 2016, these are the first steps of landscaping, infrastructure and construction for what aims to be a sustainable aerospace and technology park. Being completed in various stages it is part of the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.

Landscaping and infrastructure, Nibris Aerospace Park, Al Ain.

Landscaping and infrastructure, Nibris Aerospace Park, Al Ain.

Landscaping and infrastructure, Nibris Aerospace Park, Al Ain.


                                              
Egypt

Urban sprawl looking towards Mokattam Hills, south east Cairo.

Mokattam Hills, Cairo.​​​​​​​

Views from central Cairo towards the Mokattam Hills that dominate the south east and towards the pyramids of Giza to the west, show a city pushing up against its physical and historical boundaries.
Manshiyat Nase district, Cairo.

Manshiyat Nase district, overlooking the City of the Dead, Cairo.

Uncoordinated housing developments, Giza.

In areas across the city, uncoordinated building and extensions often by families themselves, is a striking feature of Cairo’s development. 

Home building, Giza.

Roof extension, overlooking Old Cairo.

Apartments and billboards, New Cairo.

Landscaping and infrastructure, Cairo Festival City.

Being completed in various stages, Cairo Festival City is a prestigious 700 acre neighbourhood in New Cairo. For the affluent, it offers a commercial urban lifestyle of open spaces, malls and business parks away from the overcrowding, congestion and infrastructure problems of central Cairo.

Landscaping & villas, Cairo Festival City.


Landscaping & villas, Cairo Festival City

Landscaping and infrastructure, Cairo Festival City.

Cairo Festival City Mall.

Cairo Festival City Mall.

‘Townhouse’ & landscaping, Marassi.

Photographed at different stages of development, Marassi is a grinding inversion of a harsh desert landscape to lucsious gardens, golf courses, crisp modernist apartments and lagoons. 

Extensive landscaping, Marassi.

Villas & infrastructure, Marassi.

Lagoon, Marassi.

Beachfront villas & landscaping, Marassi.

Apartments, Marassi.

Apartments, Marassi.

Landscaping & Beachclub entrance, Marassi.

Beachfront villa, Marassi.

Beachfront villa & construction worker, Marassi.

Beachfront villas, Marassi.

Golf course, Marassi.

Apartments & pool construction, Marassi.

Apartments & landscaping, Marassi

Beach Club, Marassi

Apartments, Marassi.

Apartments & landscaping, Marassi

‘Townhouse’ & landscaping, Marassi.


                                              
China

Industrial construction & landscaping, Eco City, Tianjin.

Villas & Landscaping, Eco City, Tianjin.

New corporate towers & communist era low-rise housing, Chengdu.​​​​​​​

Edge of town retail village construction, Suzhou.

Edge of city retail village construction, Suzhou.

Developing an aspirational consumerism and tapping into the wealth of the affluent urban population has been a key feature of China’s economic development. Here we see a forest of scaffolding mapping out a new retail district on the edge of Sozhou. 

New residential towers overlooking communist era apartment blocks, Changsha.

New retail mall among old housing clearance, Changsha.

New residential towers, Changsha.
New residential towers, Changsha.

Qianximen bridge where the Jialing and Yangtze rivers meet, Chongqing.

Skyline, industrial parks & Infrastructure, Yubei district, Chongqing Municipality.

Yangtze River, Fengdu, Chongqing Municipality.

Situated in central China, Chongqing municipality is the largest in the country. The Jialing and Yangtze rivers also meet in Chongqing city, making the area a key manufacturing and transportation hub. 

Infrastructure, Daba Mountains, Hubei Province

Industrial park, near Fengdu, Chongqing Municipality.

The Daba mountains situated north east of Chongqing, dominate the route to the important cluster of large cites in east of the country; Wuhan, Nanjing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai. The dramatic mountains are peppered with the infrastructure of connection and industry linking the two key regions.  

New residential towers, Shizhu.

Residential and infrastructure construction, Wuhan.

Logistics park, Wuhan.

Landscaping & residential blocks, Shenyang.

Old housing clearance, Shenyang.

Large swathes of cities are demolished neighbourhood by neighbourhood, with extensive planning re-configuring cities for commercial and corporate culture. 

Rail line & construction, Beijing.

Central Business District skyline and residential, Beijing.

Wan Chai bypass construction, Hong Kong.

Hong Kong, a continually growing bay restricted city, is packed tight with innovative architecture, planning and infrastructure. Fully opened in February 2019 the Wan Chai bypass, which  includes reclamation of Victoria Bay and a 3.7km tunnel, was built to ease traffic congestion in the heart of the city. 

Zhangjiang High-Tech Park, Zhongke Rd. Shanghai.

Cityscape overlooking Zhangjiang High-Tech Park, Shanghai.

Middle Ring Rd. & Middle Huaxai Rd. junction, Shanghai.

Cityscape with Shanghai Tower and World Financial Centre.

The architecture of Pudong financial district pushing ever higher in an already vast city of towers, conveys well the magnitude of the urban era we’re living through.

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