Bodega Negra Dream Downtown Hotel 355 West 16th Street New York, New York

As a result of their 30 year history working together, Hampshire Hotels and Strategic/ Tao Group selected WQB Architecture as Executive Architect for the redevelopment of the lobby restaurant at the Dream Downtown in the fashionable Meat Packing District of New York. WQB worked with Becker/ Volence to develop a modern Mexican theme restaurant for Bodega Negra, a popular London restaurateur. The result is an indoor/ outdoor juice bar leading to a 150 seat dining and banquet room with a lively late night bar. Hospitality

 

 

Global Trade & Technology Center Secaucus, New Jersey

The Global Trade and Technology Center is New York’s answer to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart or the World Market Center in Las Vegas. Overseas manufacturers who are seeking to establish their brands in the United States and New York City can view it as a marketing/ sales platform for a variety of international industries and their brands.

Showrooms, offices and hotel rooms will be sold as business condominiums for both the international overseas market as well as to domestic users. An Exposition Center will provide conference and exhibition services for the tenants and their associates. This Exposition Center will be supported by a variety of destination restaurant venues and retail opportunities.

The 2 million square foot Global Trade & Technology Center in Secaucus, New Jersey will include a 500 room extended stay hotel with 6000 parking spaces. The Center will differentiate itself in the market by providing a full complement of trade related services that are technically advanced, innovative and value added. This trade mart industrial complex site is 15 minutes away from the City of New York and 30 minutes away from the City of Newark with numerous rail lines, truck roads and bridges for the transshipment of cargo containers. There is easy access to all New York City and New Jersey airports.

The project will be designated as a “Free Trade Zone” and is expected to become a member of The World Trade Center Association.

 

Joy City, Xidan Beijing, PRC

Citiarc MCC Construction and CMC Development took over the development of a failed retail development in a prime location in Beijing. Originally designed as a large department store, IDA/redeveloped the proposed building as a mall. Interactive Development Associates LLC and their affiliate, Oriental Property Consultants, restructured and marketed the development of a 2.5 million square foot project in Xidan, the “Times Square,” of Beijing. The project contains a major destination shopping mall, with full service food court combining Chinese traditional and western‐influenced fare and a 12 screen multiplex theater.

International Crystal Plaza Hohhot CBD, Inner Mongolia, PRC

A local development company, with King Deer, a national fashion company as their partner, has been selected to develop the first iconic commercial project in the newly relocated Central Business District (CBD) of Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia. A design concept using faceted “crystals” was developed to reflect the local climate and the new economic culture related to coal and mineral resources. The project will be 4 million square feet and includes office buildings, a regional shopping/ entertainment mall, a 5 Star Hotel and Conference Center, 3 luxury residential towers and 3 levels of underground parking. The project is currently in the approval phase and is scheduled to start construction in the summer of 2012.