Most architects would never restrict their amazing imaginations. Technological developments which had changed also influenced the way people perceived the future. The seven wonders of the world have more and more deserving followers. There are stunning buildings scattered all over the world. Today we go through the 13 of them.
#1 La Muralla Roja in Calpe, Spain
There are buildings in the south of Spain that are very popular. The building dates back to 1973 and was designed by Ricardo Bofill.
The complex refers to the Arabic architecture of the Mediterranean basin.
Inside the buildings, the color changes to blue and purple.
It offers a beautiful view of the Costa Blanca.
#2 Cubic houses in Rotterdam, Netherlands
There are 40 houses on Overblaak Street designed by architect Piet Blom.
They were built in the 1970s.
All the windows in these buildings are set at a 45 degree angle.
#3 Lotus Flower Building, Wujin, China
The building resembling a lotus flower was built on an artificial lake.
The entrance to the part in the middle of the lake is through an underwater corridor.
The building houses the municipal offices.
#4 Arts and Science Center, Valencia, Spain
This example of contemporary architecture in Spain was designed by Santiago Calatrava.
The complex houses an oceanarium, dolphinarium, cinema, museums and restaurants.
#5 Lotus Temple, Bahapur, India
The temple of the Baha’i faith was dedicated in 1986.
The 9 doors leading to the central hall of the temple, which symbolizes the unity of all religions, are open to all.
The center of the temple, which is nearly 114 Ft. high, can accommodate 2,500 people.
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#6 The Atomium in Brussels
This is a monumental model of an iron crystal, magnified 165 billion times.
It is also a fully equipped building for tourists.
It contains, among others, a museum and a restaurant.
The height of the Atomium is 334 Ft. tall.
#7 Hejdar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan
This is a building designed by architect Zaha Hadid.
It houses exhibition halls and offices.
The soft and oval shapes of the design visibly stand out from the Soviet-era buildings that surround it in the background.
#8 Emporia Shopping Center in Malmo, Sweden
This is the largest shopping center in Scandinavia.
Double bent glass encloses a diagonal gap that cuts through the building.
Inside there are colorful escalators, swings instead of benches, and hanging gardens.
#9 ArtScience Museum in Singapore
The museum is one of the main attractions of Singapore. Its shape resembles one folded palm or lotus flower.
The famous skyscrapers in the background with a ship on them are Marina Bay Sands, a luxury hotel and another architectural masterpiece of Singapore.
#10 Capital Gate in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
This skyscraper is the most leaning building in the world.
It is 524 Ft. tall, 35 floors and its inclination is 18 degrees.
For comparison the tower in Pisa has 4 degrees.
#11 Markthal in Rotterdam, Netherlands
This is the most beautiful market hook in the world.
Even the Queen of the Netherlands came to its opening ceremony.
The market hall is 229 Ft. wide, 393 Ft. long and 131 Ft. high.
Its total sales area is 12,9166 Sq Ft.
The interior of the building is decorated with artworks by Arno Coenen: fruits, vegetables, fish and flowers. That is why some people call the market the Sistine Chapel of Rotterdam.
#12 Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain
Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art in a building designed by Frank O. Gehry.
This deconstructivist building has an area of 25,8333 Sq. Ft.
It is constructed of titanium sheet and glass, among other materials.
#13 Kunsthaus Graz in Graz, Austria
The art gallery building brought in 2003 was designed by Peter Cook and Colin Fournier, two London-based architects.
The blue tinted Plexiglas hides 900 neon lights underneath.
Let us know if you had visited those places in real life!