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Sunday, 6 December, 2009, 12:00am


If the steep ski slopes near Innsbruck, Austria, have depleted your energy reserves, recharge batteries in the Tyrolean city's stylish shops. Many stores in this winter playground cater to the super-wealthy and there's no shortage of designer boutiques, but amid these are some surprises.

17 Feb 2008 - 12:00am


A selection of Zaha Hadid's most memorable projects.

1983 The Peak

Hong Kong, China

This proposed private club and flats in the hills of Kowloon is Hadid's 'breakthrough' project. Her striking paintings of the building bring her global attention.

1993 Vitra Fire Station

Weil am Rhein, Germany

2 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

The $3.8b Queens's Road deal was a winner all round

It looked as if Hongkong Land was getting a very good market price when it sold Nine Queen's Road a year ago, but, as BARRY PORTER reports, Innsbruck also did pretty well out of the deal.

IT is now more than a year since Hongkong Land's momentous $3.8 billion sale of Nine Queen's Road, Central, and property analysts are being made to eat their words.

16 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Emperor buys floors for $234m

IN the latest sign of continued activity in Hongkong's booming office sector, Emperor Holdings has bought the 17th and 18th floors of Nine Queen's Road Central for $234.4 million.

9 Jun 1993 - 12:00am