Spectacular buildings provide memorable landmarks and can absolutely define a place. In a combination of new & old world architecture, check out some perhaps lesser known iconic structures from around the world.
Wonder Works – Orlando, Florida
WonderWorks is an entertainment center focused on science exhibits with five locations in the United States. The company’s slogan is “Let Your Imagination Run Wild”. Read More
Habitat 67 – Montreal, Canada
Located at 2600 Avenue Pierre-Dupuy on the Marc-Drouin Quay next to the Saint Lawrence River. Habitat 67 is widely considered an architectural landmark and one of the most recognizable and spectacular buildings in both Montreal and Canada. Read More
The Lotus Temple, New Delhi
The Lotus Temple is a Bahá’í House of Worship in New Delhi consisting of 27 structures resembling petals of the lotus flower that open onto a central hall around 40m high. It’s surface is made of white marble from Mount Pentelicus in Greece, the same marble used to build the Parthenon. Read More
The Piano House – Huainan, China
This unusual Piano and Violin shaped building built in 2007 serves as showroom for exhibiting the plans for newly created district of Shannan in Huainan City, China. Read More
The Basket Building – Ohio, United States
The old Longaberger corporate headquarters on State Route 16 is a local landmark and a well-known example of novelty architecture, since it takes the shape of the company’s biggest seller, the “Medium Market Basket”. Read More
National Stadium – Beijing, China
Known as the Bird’s nest, the stadium was designed for use throughout the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics and will be used again in the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. Read More
Polygone Riviera, France
Building with the Head between two floors is part of the Polygone Riviera shopping center; It made its grand opening in October 2015, after three years of construction. Read More
Marina Bay Sands – Singapore
Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort fronting Marina Bay in Singapore. At its opening in 2010, it was billed as the world’s most expensive standalone casino property at S$8 billion. Read More
The Atomium, Brussels
The Atomium is a building in Brussels originally constructed for Expo 58, the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. Designed by the engineer André Waterkeyn and architects André and Jean Polak. It is now a museum. Read More
Harbin Opera House – China
In no particular order, these buildings you should know stand out as iconic. Like all great works of art they inspire us and stretch our minds to new possibilities.
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