99 Amazing Buildings
99 Amazing Buildings
73. Green Climate Fund, Bonn, Germany
Designed by the Laboratory for Visionary Architecture, the ecological project includes surfaces that integrate various means of regenerative energy production including photo-voltaics and bio-reactors. The design was inspired by the Rhine Valley setting.
76. Kamppi Chapel, Helsinki, Finland
The Lutheran Kamppi Chapel is known as the "Chapel of Silence." It was constructed as a part of World Design Capital programme in 2012, by architects Kimmo Lintula, Niko Sirolaand and Mikko Summanen of K2S Architects Ltd., and won at the International Architecture Awards of 2010.
79. UBC Faculty, Vancouver, Canada
Winner of a 2012 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence, the new Pharmaceutical Sciences Building was designed by Saucier & Perrotte, Hughes Condon Marler Architects.
74. Mestia Airport, Georgia
The new 250 square metre airport building in Mestia, was designed by a Juerge Mayer H project team and was completed in 2010. The architect was Beka Pkhakadze.
77. Samrode Building, Ventspils, Latvia
Architects; K. Karklins & A. Birojs (FORMA), designed this 600 square metre project with strict association to the traditional look of the area. The mix of materials and character of the building, which was completed in 2012, allows it to blend in with the surrounding buildings, while retaining a modern look.
80. Hostal La Buena Vida, Mexico
Designed by ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea, you too can stay in the first boutique Hostel in Mexico City, in the trendiest neighbourhood, for as little as $20 per day.
75. Ordos Museum, Mongolia, China
The Art and City Museum was commissioned by the Municipal Government of Ordos in 2005. It has a site area of 27,760 square metres was completed in 2011.
78. Basket Apartments, Paris, France
In an area of just 11 metres by 200 metres, Slovenian company OFIS, have erected student housing that include service areas in the basement, public functions on the ground floor and 192 individual residential studios in the nine levels above. The crooked stacked box design helps shade the main windows. It includes photovoltaic panels on the roof and an on-site water collection system.
81. Małopolska Garden of Arts, Krakow, Poland
The Małopolska Garden of Arts (MGA) was constructed to a competition-winning (Union of Polish Architects, SARP 2005) design by Ingarden & Ewy Architects. The building includes both the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre and the Malopolska Voivodeship Library. The 4,300 square metre space houses a theatre and a 98 seat cinema. Modern, yet it fits in with the traditional building.