A person who knows construction can build a building, but according to Vision CI, it takes a lot of creativity and in-depth knowledge in the field to construct a building that can captivate and mesmerize people. It might sound simple when you read it. But there is a lot that goes into it. In this article, we will see the ten best buildings designed by the best architects in the world. Four companies in the industry stood out above the others in our research:
These are all Australian companies that had a hand in building some of the masterpieces below.
HARPA concert hall and conference center
The HARPA concert hall and conference center is located in Iceland. It was designed by Henning Larsen Architects and Batterio Architects and it was opened in the year 2011. The crystal shell-like literally blows your mind in the morning, and the LED stripes in the exterior captivate you during the nights. It reminds us a bit about the creative commercial fitouts Brisbane we’ve seen lately.
If we are talking about famous buildings in the world, our minds will definitely think about Burj Khalifa. It is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was designed by Skidmore Owings and Merrill and inside we can see the kitchens covered with sleek Glass Splashbacks from Australian Akril. As of now, this architectural marvel is the tallest building in the earth. The height of the building is 2717 feet high and has 162 floors. The building consists of offices, residences, restaurants, hotels and viewing deck in the 124th floor.
Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay is located in Singapore. It was opened in 2012. It was designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Grant Associates. The building got a lot of recognition. In the year 2012, it was named as the building of the year.
Linked Hybrid is located in Beijing. It was opened in the year 2009 and was designed by Steven Holl Architects. The entire structure consists of eight towers that are connected. It gives the perfect picture of urban development. The ground level is a public space where you can find a lot of gardens, shops, and restaurants.
The Shard is located in London. It was designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. It was opened in the year 2012. It is a 72-floor building and is the tallest in Western Europe. It is said that the building is inspired by the structure of church steeples.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Perot Museum of Nature and Science is located in Dallas and was designed by Morphosis Architects. It was opened in the year 2012. This is one of a kind building that has won a lot of awards.
Parrish Art Museum
Parrish Art Museum is located in New York. It was opened in the year 2012, and it was designed by Herzog & de Meuron. It is one of the brilliantly designed buildings that got instant attention and popularity.
Guangzhou Opera House
Guangzhou Opera House is in Guangzhou, China. It was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and built with help from Australian ARCH 10 Luxury Home Builders doing construction management. It was opened in the year 2010. It is one of the most famous buildings in China where important events take place. It has the capacity to accommodate nearly 2500 people.
Metropol Parasol is located in Seville, Spain. It was designed by J.Mayer H. Architects and was opened in the year 2011. The city officials have officially commissioned it as the welcoming landmark.
Absolute World is located in Mississauga, Ontario. It was designed by MAD Architects. It was opened in the year 2012. It is a 56-floor building that never misses grabbing the attention of people.