10 Most beautiful buildings in the World
Royal tower, exceeding the tallest building in the world Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates at 167 meters, is being built in Saudi Arabia and will be the first building on the planet, whose height approaches kilometer. In the project for $1.2 billion, located in Jeddah, will house luxury condominiums, office space, the Observatory, the hotel “Four Seasons” and the world’s highest terrace on the 157th floor (still pretty far from the top of that building, by the way). The construction of the skyscraper officially began last year, and the building should be completed in 2019, the year.
The Shanghai tower
The construction of a 121-storey Shanghai tower in China, worth $4.2 billion, started in 1993, the year ended at the beginning of this year, and is now finishing work. Now it is the second tallest building in the world, but the official opening will be in 2015 year. However, millions of people have already seen a picture of a top opening through breathtaking images and videos taken by two Russian daredevils who illegally climbed to the top last year, and became viral on the Internet. Multifunctional skyscraper consists of nine different vertical zones and is surrounded by a layer of transparent glass cover for protection from weather conditions and provide natural ventilation.
Between the design of artificial Islands in the shape of parts of the world, the largest shopping Mall known to man, and, of course, the tallest building in the world, someone decided that in Dubai should be a luxury building that looks like a normal house, ominously spreading legs. The 73-storey Dubai pearl with views of the Arabian Gulf started in 2009-m to year and should be completed in 2016. In the planned “inner city” will be four towers connected by heavenly bridge, and premium theater with 1,800 seats, which will be held at the Dubai international film festival.
Already in 2016, the year Agora Garden in Taipei, a building shaped like a double helix, will be a compromise between the creations of mother nature and man. A winding 20-story luxury building will be green in all senses of the word: the balconies on each floor will maintain the gardens, and also provides embedded systems, including solar panels and rainwater recycling.
When the next year the construction is completed 117-storey World One skyscraper will become the tallest residential building on the planet and undoubtedly the tallest building in Mumbai, almost twice exceeding the 61-story Imperial tower, currently with the last title. World One will be home to some of the richest inhabitants of Mumbai and will include 300 luxury three and four bedroom apartments (price starts from $1.5 million) with the design of the Studio “Armani/Casa” Giorgio Armani. Funny, but a World One will not be able to hold the title of the tallest building in Mumbai, under construction since Indian tower will have 126 floors.
The center for the study and research of oil king Abdullah (KARSARC)
Being the closest out of all that list to the ground, but no less mind-blowing KARSARC in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, more like the lair of the villain of the stories about James bond than a multinational non-profit center. Futuristic crystal-like design is the brainchild of iconic architect Iraqi-born Zaha Hadid, who took as the basis of design of interlocking hexagonal cells. The construction of the project began in 2009-m to year, and at the moment was only completed steel frame, so it is unclear when the facility will be open.
Zhongnan center in Suzhou
Only recently in Suzhou, China, began construction of a 730-meter 138-storey centre, and he still has a long, very long way. But if a pointed project cost of $4.5 billion will be completed in accordance with the schedule in 2020, the year, it will be the tallest building in China and third tallest building in the world. Tower with a hotel, offices and residential premises will be located with almost complete 69-storey skyscraper Gate of the East, which, as has been noted, like a huge pair of pants.
Lotte World Tower
Significantly higher than all other buildings in Seoul, South Korea, above the horizon will soar 556-foot 123-story skyscraper Lotte World Tower, when completed in 2016, the year. The building will be (bottom to top): shops, offices, apartments, hotel and observation deck at the top. It also significantly surpass extraordinary pyramidal hotel “Ryugyong” in North Korea and will be the tallest building on the Korean Peninsula.
Mountain resort Dawang
Tired of hotels that do not hover gracefully between two rocks above an abandoned quarry and a lake? Chinese mountain resort Dawang will be waiting for you with the 2016th year. Stretching for 170 meters in length, the resort will include “ice world of entertainment”, an indoor ski complex, water Park and hanging gardens.
The Hotel “Songjiang”
Obviously, this niramisa among the rocks and lakes of the hotel, next on the list of places to stay in China. As a mountain resort Tawang, hotel “Songjiang” is career, and located near Shanghai, the hotel will be built directly into the walls of the quarry, and on its facade will drain the waterfall. Well, if you won’t be able to enjoy the view from one of the upper floors, go to the bottom — they will be under water.