Photo courtesy of Aedas Related Links: 2014 Global Best Projects Winners Aedas' The Star Website American visitors might have difficulty deciding whether to go shopping or take in a show, but at the The Star they can do both. Singapore's award-winning entry in the Retail/Mixed-Use category creatively offers a nod to art and commerce in a fanciful structure designed to serve both. The dynamic design houses a performance space comprising two levels and stalls with high-quality sound and lighting systems for an audience of 5,000 people. Outside the hall but within the iconic structure is an upscale shopping mall, accessible
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.