Top 10 Incredible Geometric Structures

Top 10 Incredible Geometric Structures

Contemporary architecture is unusual, shocking and futuristic. Even if it’s a few years old, some buildings still seem to be from the future. However, the best thing modern architects could do, is to apply the natural resources, so that we could preserve the environment.

10. Liege-Guillemins Station, Liège, Belgium

One of the most important stations in the country is the center of transportation in Belgium – one of the Europe’s most populous countries. The new station was opened in 2009 and features distinct structure made of glass, steel and white concrete.

Why to go there?

When traveling in Belgium, take a few minutes to admire this beautiful example of contemporary architecture.

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9. The Olympic Park Agora, Athens, Greece

The Agora looks like a modern version of an ancient amphitheater. It was built for the Olympic games, is considered to be a work of art and can hold 500 000 people. The impressive walkaway structure is made of 100 steel arches, that form this tunnel, which stretches along an artificial lake.

Why to go there?

Go to see the sports events in a country where Olympics were born.

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Photo by Sergios Georgakopoulos

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8. City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, Spain

The complex is a wonderful achievement of architecture. Completed in 1998, the complex is the main cultural attraction in Valencia, hosting various events, educational programs and even an indoors park, where people can have a nice walk and learn about rare plants.

Why to go there?

Admire the architectural wonder as well as learn about culture.

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7. MuCEM, Marseille, France

The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations houses an important collection of the Mediterranean civilization. Besides its cultural significance, MuCEM is also an impressive structure, an architectural creation by Rudy Ricciotti. The building is situated on the Old Port of Marseille and is overlooking another great building – the historic Fort Saint-Jean. Both buildings are connected with a bridge.

Why to go there?

The museum features a garden and the viewpoints, from where panoramic views to the city and sea open. Moreover, there are two restaurants run by chef Gérald Passédat.

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6. The Kuggen Building, Gothenburg, Sweden

Found on the campus of Chalmers University of Technology, the structure was completed in 2011. The unusual building is made to preserve the energy and even makes use of a daylight: the triangular windows direct the light deep into the building thus enlightening the bigger area inside.

Why to go there?

Explore the contemporary architecture and the ways how we could apply natural resources.

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5. PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore

The hotel, situated in one of the busiest cities in the world, developed a wonderful concept of the sky gardens. Not only it has a world quality service, but also its own park, that is simply hanging outside the windows! The hotel has won many international awards for its architecture. The six sky gardens define the hotel and make it a wonderful retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle.

Why to go there?

The hotel combines innovations with the best quality service.

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4. Gardens By The Bay, Singapore

The impressive Gardens By The Bay, which features various flowers, trees, domes that imitate tropical climate and impressive Supertrees that get enlightened at night, might be one of the most interesting and unique attractions in ever awake Singapore.

Why to go there?

The park provides a natural getaway from the busy city as well as a glimpse to a futuristic architecture.

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3. Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE

The tallest building in the world yet reaches 830 m (2,722 ft) height. The skyscraper houses offices, as well as 900 apartments. The design of Burj Khalifa incorporates the elements of Islamic architecture.

Why to go there?

The Armani Hotel is also located here and offers luxurious suites with the amazing views.

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2. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Another world-famous attraction in Singapore. Opened in 2010 the hotel has become a signature landmark of Singapore. Founded in three towers the hotel has 2560 rooms and will provide visitors of the busiest place in the world with a luxurious stay. Various shops, museums, casino and restaurants attract tourists and locals. The most recognizable feature is the 340 m (1115 ft) long infinity pool in SkyPark, which is 55 storeys up and stretches through all the three towers.

Why to go there?

Visitors, who are not staying at the hotel, nevertheless can get an access to Sands SkyPark Observation Deck and admire Singapore’s panorama.

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1. Shanghai Natural Museum, Shanghai, China

The museums has opened just recently and it won’t fail to surprise the visitors. The inner oval shaped courtyard would look like from hundreds of years ago if not for the metal structure surrounding it.

Why to go there?

The exhibit features a plethora of various specimens from all around the world and allows to learn about nature.

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