Do you think that in our time it is already difficult to surprise the audience with something? We hasten to disappoint you. The creators of these unique creations break all stereotypes about architecture. At first glance, it is not even clear at all how such ideas could have occurred to them.
We present to your attention 10 of the most incredible architectural structures of our time.
“Golden Bridge” The
fairy bridge in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang is located at an altitude of 1400 meters above sea level. From a bird’s eye view, it resembles a silk ribbon lost high in the clouds. From here, there is simply a fantastic view of the local mountains and forests. It is so easy to lose the sense of reality in the arms of gigantic stone arms.
Coin Building The
giant coin has quickly become one of the main landmarks of Guangzhou in China. At the moment, the final cosmetic work is underway in the building. By the way, the hole in the coin also has its own functional purpose. The main trading area will be concentrated around it.
Liebian International Plaza
Quite recently, a unique skyscraper with the largest artificial waterfall in the world was built in the center of the Chinese city of Guiyang. The height of the building is 121 meters, the waterfall is 108 meters. On clear sunny days, the waterfall creates stunning colorful rainbows. However, such a miracle is not cheap at all. According to insiders, just one hour of “work” of the waterfall costs about $ 120.
Rolling Convertible Bridge
This amazing convertible bridge is located in London in the heart of Padington. Due to the powerful hydraulic piston system, the bridge is able to roll up into a ball in a matter of minutes. Thus, it provides free passage for all ships passing through the channel.
Oil Research Center named after King Abdullah
The project was designed during the life of the brilliant architect Zaha Hadid. The building is located in the middle of the desert on the outskirts of Riyadh. It brings together many classrooms, research laboratories, congress halls – a real city within a city, the main inhabitants of which are students and teachers. The unique structure corresponds to the latest technological innovations: drinking water is recycled here, and thanks to the use of a large number of solar panels, the building consumes 45% less electricity than it should.
The original pedestrian bridge is located in the Chinese city of Changsha. Outwardly, it resembles the familiar Mobius strip – a symbol of combined spaces and infinity. Interestingly, thanks to such an original design, the bridge can be crossed on different routes, which allows you to enjoy the city’s surroundings from completely different sides.
Dubai Frame The
giant frame has become one of the main attractions of the city of Dubai. Its height reaches 150 meters. At the top of the structure, there is a huge observation deck with a glass floor. This “strange frame” has quickly become a place of mass pilgrimage for all selfie lovers visiting the UAE capital.
A gigantic symbiosis of violin and piano flaunts in downtown Huainan, China. Oddly enough, the building has nothing to do with music. An escalator is located in a transparent violin, and an exhibition dedicated to the city, where you can see the plans of streets and districts, is located in the translucent piano.
A unique scientific laboratory located in the heart of the Pyrenees mountains in the south of France. Outwardly, it resembles a stove, which, in fact, it is. Giant curved mirrors capture the sun’s rays and heat up to 3,500 ° C. By changing the tilt angles of the mirrors, you can adjust the temperature. Such a cheap natural laboratory is simply irreplaceable for creating processes that require constant high temperatures. For example, to produce hydrogen.
Binhai Library The
futuristic building of the new library in the Chinese city of Tianjin resembles a giant spaceship from Hollywood blockbusters. Of greatest interest to the public is the central hall with a white ball in the center and numerous bookshelves flowing smoothly into the dome. By the way, the books on these shelves turned out to be painted fakes. Despite this trick, the library is always full of visitors. After all, it’s a sin not to take a selfie here.