Skyline: The buildings shaping the future
A look at some of the world's most innovative buildings that are shaping the global skyline.
Designed by award winning architect Zaha Hadid who worked on the London 2012 Aquatics Centre, the spectacular Innovation Tower houses the school of design for Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Standing at 249ft this stunning tower is styled to represent the growth of the design industry in Hong Kong through its dynamic freeform structure.
House of Music,
Scandinavia has a solid reputation for bold modern design and this remarkable 1,300 seater concert hall and music school is no different.
Said to provide one of the quietest spaces in the world for an orchestra to perform, the incredible design carries through from exterior to interior with curved staircases soaked in daylight.
MUSEE DES CONFLUENCES,
Although built in Lyon, this science centre and anthropology museum wouldn’t look out of place on the set of Star Wars.
The angular structure is designed to look like a floating cloud of crystal, glass and steel and will also serves as a train terminal.
At 635m tall the Shanghai Tower - which opened in 2015 - is only slightly smaller than Dubai’s collosal Burj Khalifa.
Celebrating China’s past while inspiring a bright future, the characteristic curved design protects the building from the wind, which means the tower used 25% less structural steel than other constructions of the same height.
Spring / Summer 2017
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