The most striking architectural designs in the world today

Want to see the most spectacular and fascinating works of modern architects? Then you just look at the photos of winners worldwide architectural design competition World Architecture Festival 2016. Prizes were awarded 343 contestants from 58 countries.

The most striking architectural designs in the world today

The number of participants as of yet unfinished projects and already existing buildings. Represented by objects truly capture the imagination, because each of them is unique: innovation, daring solutions and fascinating design - each project has its own flavor.

In this article, we offer you the most interesting solutions: the first office, printed on a 3D printer, high-altitude residential complex with angered roofs, Butterfly Pavilion, and much more.

Alpine apartment complex "BIG's Hualien Residences"

The most striking architectural designs in the world today

In Taiwan, Hualien City is building a new high-altitude residential complex called BIG's Hualien Residences. Judging by the project, the residential complex will be one of its kind to inspire and dispose of its people to a healthy lifestyle. The roofs of the buildings will be performed in green and provided with stripes planted with grass - such design should greatly reduce the greenhouse effect produced by the building. Inside, in addition to the apartments, there will be special running tracks and paths leading to the beach.

The Community Center "Burnazzi Feltrin's Community Center"

The most striking architectural designs in the world today

The community center in the town of Poggio Pichentse (Poggio Picenze) in Italy, and was the winner of the contest. The new building was built on the site of the old one, which was destroyed by an earthquake in 2009. The building's architecture follows the general style of his predecessor, however, it differs in several new elements, such as wood veneer (larch) and so-called "roof of Norway" - a real lawn on the roof. It should be noted that the pitch is in the form of a zigzag, which is intended to remind about the earthquake. In general, due to the mentioned decision, a community center looks very modern and eco-friendly.

Alpine Geological Museum "Messner Mountain Museum" Zaha Hadid

The most striking architectural designs in the world today

This incredible museum is inside the high mountains and is a complex of tunnels in rock. In addition to this unusual location, the museum also includes an observation deck, which offers a breathtaking view of the mountains. Generally, in the museum you can learn a lot about the geology and characteristics of various breeds - all at an altitude of more than 2 km above sea level.

Museum of Art "WAA's Yellow River Art Museum"

The most striking architectural designs in the world today

Museum of Art in Yinchuan, China also has an unusual design. The architect, who is the author of the project, to remain anonymous. The project, he explained that the creation of this structure was inspired by nature, the hills and the river on which there is the museum (Yellow river). That is why the building has a layered form. Its architecture is dominated by smooth lines, and it kind of does remind of the river.

Pavilion - Butterfly Museum "3deluxe's ​​Butterfly Pavilion"

The most striking architectural designs in the world today

The company "3deluxe" created an amazing butterfly pavilion, which is home to about 500 different species of these beautiful insects. Part of the facade is made of 4000 aluminum petals which form a kind of cover, which houses the glass body of the pavilion. This design is not only beautiful, but also functional - it allows you to create optimum conditions for butterflies, by proper distribution of sunlight and heat.

Office of the Future, made using 3D printing

The most striking architectural designs in the world today

This year, the company Killa Design and Gensler presented to the world the first office, made using 3D printing. The building was built in just 17 days and has all the creature comforts needed to create a comfortable and safe working space. Given the fact that the use of 3D technologies in the construction of the project has reduced the cost by almost 2 times, you can safely say that the construction industry in the future will change much.

The new building of the University of Oxford by architect Zaha Hadid

The most striking architectural designs in the world today

A new building on the territory of the University of Oxford creates a stunning contrast with the Victorian architecture of the other buildings. Volumetric mirror construction, twisting, encloses a small park area with sequoia. The height and width of the new housing also varies depending on surrounding buildings, adjusting to the existing infrastructure.

The new building a network of medical centers Meggie's "Maggie's at the Robert Parfett"

The most striking architectural designs in the world today

The company Foster + Partner's created a new body for a network of Meggie's medical centers, aimed at helping patients suffering from cancer. The design of the new building is to "help people perk up" and do not give up. The building is made from a special high-strength glass, and in the interior of green tones predominate. Thus, in the afternoon sunlight fills the building, and the green color creates a feeling of closeness to nature and tranquility, which in itself should promote healing. In addition to everything else, in the center of a lot of places where they grow flowers and food for the patients.

Pedestrian bridge Byens Bro

The most striking architectural designs in the world today

The company Gottlieb Paludan Architects presented the pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks, which is not simply solved the problem of movement of pedestrians and cyclists, but also decorated the city with its elegant design. Its smooth lines and sleek shape organically fit into the urban landscape.

Kindergarten Hanazono

The most striking architectural designs in the world today

This kindergarten is located in Japan, on a small island 250 miles off the coast of Taiwan. This beautiful building has been specially designed tandem Hibinosekkei + Youji no Shiro in order to counter the most dangerous typhoons that - not a rarity in these parts. The facade is made of reinforced concrete steel rods blocks with apertures for the center beam.

Union Station in London

The most striking architectural designs in the world today

Union Station from company Foster + Partners was opened in the district of Canary Wharf in London. It is a seven-storey building with a huge garden on the top floor, which was made possible by one of the main features of this station - a canopy of wood and translucent plastic instead of the roof. Canopy about 30 meters in length and has a triangular hole through which light enters the garden.

Brewery Tzannes on Irving Street, in Sydney

The most striking architectural designs in the world today

The company Tzannes built a three-level power plant on the roof of the old brewery to ensure that the next areas of hot and cold water. Three zinc tower creates an interesting contrast to the old brewery itself.

Omicron office of the company from a corporation Dietrich | Untertrifaller

The most striking architectural designs in the world today

All the office workers reading this - get ready for a bout of jealousy. Your attention is a high quality working space, which has everything for you to work with comfort and pleasure: a stylish lighting, plenty of natural light and an amazing curly wooden staircase stretching from one floor to another.

Shinsegae International, Seoul

The most striking architectural designs in the world today

Shinsegae International - 15-storey skyscraper on the company's Olson Kundig. This office and shopping center in South Korea is different in that stunning garden located on the roof.