Temples and dream beaches with turquoise-blue water make Thailand a sought-after destination for tourists from all over the world. The capital Bangkok, with a population of some nine million, is a city of contrasts with irresistible magic. In contrast to many other Asian megacities, however, the city has few contemporary architectural highlights. The German Architect Ole Scheeren created Bangkok’s new landmark in the form of the 314m-high MahaNakhon.
The Murray, Hong Kong – a Niccolo Hotel – has unveiled its new design by Foster + Partners, a global studio for architecture, urbanism and design. Set to redefine the luxury hospitality scene when it opens in January, the iconic landmark will be transformed into an international luxury hotel. The practice has been responsible for the restoration and renewal of the emblematic building – including its interiors, creating a unique destination for Hong Kong.