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Old September 25th, 2009, 12:30 AM   #81
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NBBJ’s competition entry presents a new vein of thinking for sporting venues

Enteringinto an international competition for the design of the new Shidestadium in Dalian, China, NBBJ has pulled out the stops to make itsdesign stand out, creating a new concept to bring sports back tonature.
The original masterplanned site for the new stadium was set beside theocean with the mountains to the rear. NBBJ’s design utilized thelocation to develop what they say is a ‘dramatically improved fanexperience as well as greater ease of operations’. The masterplan hassince changed, the competition halted while a new site in Dalian isbeing sourced, hopefully for NBBJ, with a similar backdrop to ensuretheir design is still relevant.
The architects have used an ‘organic architecture’ to challenge thetypical stadium typology of a dramatic skin which shields the publicfrom the activities within. Instead an open-ended ‘garden’ designwelcomes external interaction, creates public space and invitesvisitors to breath in the surrounding nature. The short sides of thestadium drop down to public plazas encouraging inclusivity and takingadvantage of the ocean and mountain views. Subtleties in the elevationsprevent the access of the main stadium from these north and southplazas instead limiting access to three portholes through the east andwest walls. The long sides of the stadium fold up from the landscape asplanted walls featuring a variety of indigenous plants at a density of10 to 20 plants per square metre. These walls contain all primaryfacilities including VIP suites, toilets and concessions stands, themechanical spaces, and the ticket booths. They also provide thesupporting structure for the innovative roof design.
While many stadiums remain open to the elements, NBBJ’s design for theDalian stadium roof provides a unique form of shelter with a flexiblesystem of cables and fabric which will flutter above the fans. “Thefact that the roof is a collection of panels, each with its ownorientation, will help to break up the wind off of the waterfront,”said a spokesperson for NBBJ. “Rather than a distraction, the shiftingsound reflections from the different roof panels will amplify the crowdenergy of the match, enhancing the Shide’s home field advantage.”
Within the stadium view optimisation is generated by increasingcapacity along the preferred long sides. Seats near mid-field are alsopredominantly designed to hold clear views, ‘exceptional quality for astadium of this size’, according to the spokesperson. The stadium isdesigned to hold 40,000 spectators with the open ends providing spacefor temporary grandstands which would accommodate a further 15,000.
With sustainable measures at the spine of NBBJ’s design they hope their‘Garden Stadium’ will act as a unique integrated landmark for Dalian.All will depend on if the project competition meets its expectedrestart at the end of the year.


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Old September 25th, 2009, 01:17 AM   #82
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WOOOOOW!!!!
This is an astonishing design and a remarkable new way to see things. To present a venue such as a sports stadium and convert it in a living Sculpture such as the stadiums for the Olympics in Beijing.
I hope I have a chance to see this amazing structure built one day!.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 07:00 AM   #83
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Chery Automobile To Build CNY4.7B Factory In Dalian - Report
1 October 2009

HONG KONG (Dow Jones)--Chinese auto maker Chery Automobile Co. will spend CNY4.7 billion on a new plant in Dalian, which will help the export-oriented carmaker ensure it also has the capacity to meet strong domestic demand, the South China Morning Post reported Friday, citing Chery spokesman Jin Yibo.

The report said the new plant will be the firm's first outside Anhui province. The company's initial investment will total CNY2 billion, and construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2011.

The report said the new facility will have an annual production capacity of 200,000 units. According to Chery's website, the Dalian plant will be a hub to synchronize production for both domestic and overseas markets.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 12:13 AM   #84
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Here is a map i fixed just quickly, based on our (in progress) Google Earth skyscraper maps. The aim is to get all 150m+ buildings into it, this is my best shot in Dalian. If you see wrong info, please inform me!

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Old January 6th, 2010, 07:47 PM   #85
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ONE DAY WHEN ALL THIS IS DONE iVE GOT TO VISIT.
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The area under development around the old port facilities looks very interesting.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 03:45 AM   #87
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excellent map!!! xD btw what kind of software you use to do this? it's extremely polished and HD.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 03:47 PM   #88
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excellent map!!! xD btw what kind of software you use to do this? it's extremely polished and HD.
Adobe Photoshop CS3.

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Old January 14th, 2010, 12:30 PM   #89
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Never saw this proposal before. Ganghui Plaza.

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Service outsourcing industry robust in China, boosts employment
Xinhua News Agency
11 January 2010

CHANGCHUN -- The global economic meltdown impacted many of the clients of BT Frontline, which provides outsourcing services for the IT systems of docks and logistics companies. But its General Manager, Lawrence Low, is still satisfied with the company's performance amid the financial crisis and confident about its future.

China's service outsourcing industry, mostly about software outsourcing, bounced back in the second half of the year from a hard time of three months caused by shrinking demand from the global market, according to Yu Hengzhuang, vice president of Dalian Software Park.

"We have gained access to high-end market and recently entered the Middle East market, which more than offset the impact of the global downturn," Low said.

"Our business not only survived, it grew and thrived," Low said with a smile, keeping the exact figures as business secret.

RAPIDLY DEVELOPING INDUSTRY

The software outsourcing park in Dalian, the industrial hub in China, attracted 63 new clients in 2009, bringing the overall number of businesses in the park to more than 400, and the park's total sales are expected to top 20 billion yuan, up 32.9% year on year.

The sales of Dalian's software outsourcing business grew from 200 million yuan (29.3 million U.S. dollars) to more than 30 billion yuan in the past 10 years. A total of 700 companies are in the industry, including 300 joint ventures and more than 40 Fortune 500 companies.

In the first ten months, the industry's sales in Dalian grew by 33% to 33.7 billion yuan and its export grew by 34% to 1.1 billion U.S. dollars.

While Dalian has become a world famous hub of software outsourcing after Thomas Fridman compared it with Bangalore in India, another less known industrial hub with equally fast pace in east China's Jiangsu Province, is taking shape.

The contract value of Jiangsu's software outsourcing industry reached 3.28 billion U.S. dollars in the first 10 months of the year, a growth of 174%. The province has 2,470 companies in the industry, with 290,000 employees, according to statistics from the provincial department of commerce.

The provincial capital Nanjing's software outsourcing industry had a contract value of 2.1 billion U.S. dollars in the first 11 months of the year, growing by 239%.

"The income of China's software industry, which software outsourcing takes a major part, has been growing by 38% annually and its revenue is expected to top 1 trillion yuan in 2010," said Hu Kunshan, vice chairman of China Software Industry Association.

China's software industry earned 757.3 billion yuan in 2008, and the figure is expected to reach 900 billion yuan in 2009.

BOOSTING EMPLOYMENT

The rapid development of outsourcing industry bears great significance in sustaining economic growth, restructuring economy, stabilizing export and boosting employment, said Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan during a visit to Dalian in November.

More than 60,000 people are working in the software outsourcing industry in Dalian.

China's outsourcing industry recruited 690,000 new employees, 460,000 of whom were college graduates, in the first 11 months of 2009, according to statistics released on a national conference on commerce.

China's Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security expects the outsourcing industry to create 1.2 million new jobs in five years, including 1 million jobs for college graduates.

At the end of Sept. 2009, 1.42 million people were working in 8,060 outsourcing companies in China, said Qian Fangli, deputy head of the foreign investment department of the Ministry of Commerce.

The software outsourcing companies in China have enough programmers but lack mature project managers and decision makers, who are on the top of the talent pyramid, said Yu Hengzhuang, vice president of Dalian Software Park.

The gap in talent pool limited the size of such companies to less than 300 people, which is a human resource threshold to carry out core projects with high added value. "That's why Chinese companies are now the lowest ring of the world software outsourcing chain," Yu added.
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Dalian! My favorite city in China! Very beautiful!
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Langham Hotel
Tower 1: 299.5m, 74 floors
Tower 2: 200m+, 62 floors
Developer: Langham Hotels International
Architect: Unknown
Location: Dalian Dongguang Area, C04 plot. Close to Guangwan Guangchang/Gulf Plaza.
Source: http://www.gh.dl.gov.cn/website/read...o.aspx?id=8553

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Software park takes model to other cities
23 June 2010
China Daily - Hong Kong Edition

The Dalian Software Park (DLSP) is a core project in the city's efforts to outpace other destinations as a top choice for software outsourcing companies.

The transformation has been an enormous success since the late 1990s, boosting Dalian's revenues, improving its environment, transforming the city and setting the competitive landscape for industrial innovation.

Though gaining market share both countrywide and globally, today the DLSP faces a slew of new competitors such as Nanjing, Chengdu and Beijing - in addition to longstanding outsourcing giant Bangalore in India.

But many analysts believe Dalian has struck gold with its two-frontier strategy emphasizing both the Japan-led East Asia market and English-speaking countries.

The DLSP will further lift its quality of services to consolidate its position as China's leading high-tech park developer and become an even bigger office for global players, according to Gao Wei, DLSP president.

Despite the financial turmoil of the past two years, the park's business has continued to grow with international firms such as Genpact opening new office buildings and newcomers including CISCO, Softbank and Sompo Japan Insurance establishing operations.

The financial crisis has put pressure on multinationals to further cut costs by outsourcing part of their work, which generates more business opportunities for the park's tenants, said Gao.

The DLSP began moves to expand in 2003 when construction of its second phase began. Yida teamed with Hong Kong's leading property developer Shui On Group in 2007 for a 30-70 joint venture to develop part of the second phase of the Dalian Software Park.

Shui On will lead the planning, project management, quality assurance, sales and marketing while Yida Group is mainly be responsible for construction management.

With total floor space of about 3.54 million sq m, the 30 billion yuan Dalian Tiandi project is a sprawling integrated development with residences, software offices and commercial and retail property, along with educational and R&D facilities, outdoor recreation and other public amenities.

The project represents only a part of DLSP's 133 sq km second phase, with other projects including joint ventures with Singapore commercial developer Ascendas and domestic software giant Neusoft.

Apart from development in Dalian, Yida plans to replicate the business model in other regions by establishing joint ventures with a number of local governments. The group has now established park operation in Tianjin, Wuhan and Suzhou. Wuhan Optical Valley Software Park now has more than 110 enterprises and 12,000 workers.
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China's Dalian Port to add 2 mil cu m crude storage capacity by 2011
11 August 2010
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China's Dalian Port plans to start operating 18 crude storage tanks, with a total capacity of 2 million cubic meters (12.58 million barrels), over September 2010-2011, the Dalian Port Co. Ltd., or PDA, said early this week in a statement on its Web site.

By September 2010, four crude storage tanks, with a total capacity of 600,000 cu m, will come into operation at the Dalian Port, which is in Northeast China's Liaoning Province, said the Hong Kong-listed company.

The company will also start construction of 10 crude storage tanks, with a total capacity of 1 million cu m, in second-half 2010. The 10 tanks are expected to come into operation in 2011, PDA said.

Meanwhile, four other crude tanks, with a total capacity of 400,000 cu m, were being constructed by Dalian North Oil Petroleum Logistics Co. Ltd. (North Petroleum) and expected to be put into operation by first-half 2011, said the statement.

North Petroleum is a joint-venture formed in April 2010, with PDA holding 20%, China Zhenhua Oil Co. Ltd. 54%, and Panjin Northern Asphalt Co. Ltd. 26%.

Currently the Dalian Port has 35 storage tanks capable of storing 3.5 million cu m of crude, and 39 tanks capable of storing 368,000 cu m of oil products, PDA's parent company Dalian Port Group said.

In the first-half of 2010, PDA handled 17.452 million mt of crude, up 35.3% from the 12.895 million mt handled in the same period last year. Of this total, 14.939 million mt was imported crude -- accounting for 14% of the country's total crude imports in H1 2010.

The company also handled 6.256 million mt of oil products and 619,000 mt of liquefied chemicals in the first six months of 2010, up 13.4% and 72.9%, respectively, from the same period of 2009, said PDA's statement.
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Dalian port brings 300,000DTW crude oil wharf into operation

BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Dalian Port Co. (2880.HK) has brought a 300,000DWT crude oil wharf into operation as its first 300,000DWT very large crude carrier (VLCC) completed crude oil loading work on Monday.

The crude oil wharf is jointly invested by Dalian port and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), the

country's largest oil and gas producer. It is able to conduct crude oil loading cooperation with a maximum 450,000DWT VLCC.

According the Dalian Port, the crude oil wharf is designed with an annual handling capacity of 19 million metric

tons of crude oil, the largest of this kind in China so far.

The wharf completed construction in December 2009, adding up the port's total crude oil handling capacity to 80 million metric tons.

CNPC is the parent company of the listed PetroChina (PTR.NYSE; 601857.SH; 0857.HK)
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Another article quotes the price tag as 18b (I think RMB )

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Dalian Eco-Tech Innovation City to start construction


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The inauguration ceremony of Dalian Eco-Tech Innovation City will be held at Ganjingzi District in Dalian, a port city of Northeastern China's Liaoning Province, June 15, 2011.

Covering a planning area of 65 kilometers, Dalian's eco-technology innovation city dubbed as China's eco-silicon valley and upgraded high-tech zone is expected to be a forest and innovation city in the near future.

Dalian Eco-Tech Innovation City started the infrastructure and project construction in the beginning of last year.

Dalian Yida Group will invest a total of 16.7 billion yuan this year in the city’s first core area including the industrial buildings with 300,000 square meters, the business and living supporting facilities covering 80,000 square meters and 800,000 square meters respectively, a five-star hotel with 30,000 square meters and the schools and kindergartens with international standard.

Apart from that, constructions on five parks in this area such as the city’s central park, Muchengyi Lake park and East Hill park have also been started.

The principal part of the construction on the industrial buildings with 150,000 square meters has been finished at present and will be put into operation at the end of this September.

Constructions on the projects of the International Business City as well as the Northern Eco-wisdom Park also go smoothly in the first core area of Dalian Eco-Tech Innovation City.

Local government has started a series of promotion activities ever since last year, and many customers at home and abroad are deeply attracted by the sound environment and new city's conception.
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I really like this building, it's located right on Gangwan Square, close to the future CBD.

I counted 36 floors, the sign said 42. There appears to be no thread for this building.









This building is located right next to it, again no thread for it:













And, not really development news, but of interest to development. Dalian has a real drainage problem when it rains, despite being on a bay. These pictures taken a couple days ago closer to Xinghai Square.








And last we have this picture, which is of the very abandoned construction site that was going to be this building. Since I got here in January I do not think I have seen any amount of activity here. This is very centrally located between the Eton Towers and Zhongshan Square.

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Chemical plant to be relocated after dike breach in NE China city


Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2011 shows the breached dike which guards a chemical plant in Dalian City, northeast China's Liaoning Province. Workers driving forklifts rushed to repair the dike breached by powerful waves triggered by a tropical storm on Monday over fears of a toxic spill from a petrochemical plant located behind the dike. (Xinhua/Yan Ping)

DALIAN, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- A chemical plant in northeast China's city of Dalian will be relocated after a dike near the plant was breached by high waves from a tropical storm last weekend, according to the city government.

The exact details of the relocation plan will be worked out after a comprehensive investigation and assessment is completed, Li Wancai, mayor of the city of Dalian, announced Tuesday night.

He didn't give a timetable for the relocation.

The breached dike has been repaired and no chemical leaks have been reported, Li said.x He added that the government will investigate the cause of the dike breach in response to public concerns about the integrity of the dike's construction.

The dike was breached by high waves on Monday, threatening to hit the Fujia chemical plant located just 50 meters behind the dike. Fears of a possible chemical spill prompted the relocation efforts.
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Illegal golf courses slurp up scarce water
Shanghai Daily
By Ni Tao | 2011-8-12

GENERALLY speaking, "the grass is greener on the other side" expresses admiration, envy and self-deprecation. Yet many of China's farmers discover it's also a grotesque description of their life on land abutting verdant golf courses.

While many urbanites may wish to live near golf courses, for they are perceived to lend an aura of opulence to the properties and push up home prices, their presence is anathema to rural residents.

The Beijing News reported on Monday that some villagers in suburban Dalian, Liaoning Province, are suffering a severe shortage of tap water, with rationing twice a day. Many now have to rely on rainwater or bottled water.

The right to water is not a concern for their neighbor, a 330,000-square-meter golf course, whose sprinklers are spraying water almost non-stop to keep its turf emerald green.

By rough estimates, the 36-hole course consumes more than 3 million tons of water each year, equivalent to the annual consumption of 1 million households.

The contrast between the woes of parched villagers and the club's profligate water use has stoked public anger at the inequality in water allocation.

More appalling is the fact that another golf course in the area, which sources its water from a reservoir for drinking water and irrigation, has been discharging untreated sewage into the reservoir.

The sewage contains a high level of chemical fertilizer sand pesticides, which leak into a river, giving off a rank smell and making the water non-potable.

Golf, less a sport than a way of life, is highly prized by China's newly minted rich and enjoys the glamour of a gentleman's game.

Chinese interpretation of gentleman's game may differ from an Englishman's, which is about respect for rules and fair play, but whatever the differences in definition, there's nothing gentlemanly about the way some golf clubs operate in China.

They can afford to be smug since very little has been done to crack down on their wanton water overdraft and sewage discharge. The Beijing News reported that the Dalian water authorities pleaded ignorance when asked how the polluting golf club was allowed to extract groundwater wholesale and at what price it's charged.

While the immense greens of golf courses look inviting, they are well guarded and off limits to troublemakers and lesser beings.

When a CCTV camera crew recently tried to film a golf course under construction in Beijing, the official in charge threatened to smash their camera. A rare snub to the powerful state broadcaster but also a hint at the golfing industry's growing assertiveness.

As one of the most parched cities on the planet, Beijing would seem to be ill-suited to water-guzzling golf courses. Nevertheless, the city is home to some 60 courses, sheer lunacy that will lower the water table and exacerbate its aridness.

CCTV reported on Wednesday that Beijing golf courses require 40 million tons of groundwater yearly. Groundwater overuse on this scale is unsustainable and catastrophic. Nationwide, golf courses have been spreading like a monster sucking lakes and rivers dry and encroaching relentlessly on arable land.

It's public knowledge that some localities are hell-bent on building golf courses to lift their image and attract investment, regardless of the state decree in 2004 prohibiting future construction of greens.

The decree turned out to be just as effective as measures to curb exorbitant housing prices. The number of China's golf courses has grown exponentially from 170 in 2004 to 600 today. The only place golf hasn't conquered is the Tibet Autonomous Region.

Over the past two months there has been a heightened call in the media for restoration of illegally built golf courses to farmland.

But since they are already a fait accompli, destroying them needs extra billions in funding and some backbone to deprive well-connected businessmen of their socializing venue, which I doubt some officials, themselves avid golfers, will exhibit.

Golf has become emblematic of public grievances over the disparities between haves and have-nots.

Officials' connivance at its unbridled expansion at the price of social justice and environmental protection suggests possible collaboration.

Has the thought of poor folks left thirsty by their fancy pastime ever crossed their minds, when they take up their expensive gear and tee off on weekends?
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Dalian to build giant cold storage facility
China Daily
2011-08-17

Dalian Zhangzidao Fishery Group, Tokyo-based Chuo Gyorui Co Ltd and Hohsui Corp will build the largest single cold storage facility for marine products in Northeast Asia, Dalian Zhangzidao reported on Aug 9.

With an investment of 180 million yuan, the new storage facility in Dalian will have a capacity of 500,000 tons and an annual throughput of 200,000 tons.

Dalian now has cold storage facilities with a capacity to hold about 300,000 tons, which can not handle the 600,000 tons of imported marine products now coming to the area. Located near Huanghai Sea and Bohai Sea, Dalian is a major fish producing area in Northeast Asia.

With the increase in China's marine products consumption, the storage quality and management standards of cold storage facilities must conform to international standards, the fishery group stated.
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