Monday, September 20, 2010
Unusual buildings in the world
1. Bahá'í House of Worship (Lotus Temple) - Delhi, India
The Bahá'í House of Worship in Delhi, India is popularly known as the Lotus Temple. This elegant hall of worship was built and completed in 1986 and created by an Iranian architect named Fariborz Sahba. This hall is capable of holding up to 2,500 people, with a central hall of about 40 meters tall with a surface area made entirely of white marble.
2. Basque Health Department - Bilbao, Spain
No one would guess that this eye-popping structure is a government building. The new health department of the township of Bilbao, Spain, was created by the architectural firm Coll-barreu Arquitectos and completed building in year 2008. The Basque Health Department is now a distinguished, modern addition to the cityscape and serves as a government health headquarters.
3. Beijing National Stadium - Beijing, China
Visuals of this famous structure was beamed throughout the world when China hosted the Olympics in year 2008. The Beijing National Stadium cost a massive US$423 million and was designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & Meuron.
4. Chapel of the Holy Cross - Arizona, USA
This majestic structure rising up from the natural Arizona mesas (an elevation with clifflike sides) is an iconic Catholic chapel in the United States and was commissioned by a sculptor student of the famous American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.
This chapel was designed by the architect August K Strotz and the building was completed in 1956. In 1957, it won The American Institute of Architects Award of Honor.
Posted by Camelia at 8:32 PM