The future looks charmless and inhospitable. As the population rises, more and more cities around the world are becoming congested. Therefore, architects and designers are looking for alternative ways to make room for new infrastructure by taking their designs to the sky – in the form of skyscrapers.
Here are 10 of the amazing architectural masterpiece which world will see very soon.
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Lakhta Center, Saint Petersburg
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This 87-story skyscraper on the shore of the Gulf of Finland is expected to be the tallest in Europe, will be the official headquarters of Gazprom Neft. The total area of the complex will be 400,000 square meters.
Dubai Towers — The Lagoons
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The project team Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates finished designing The Lagoons in Dubai (UAE), and soon the sandy area of almost 5 square kilometers will become a breathtaking giant complex, combining waterways, ports, incredible views, and new skyscrapers.
Scaly Tower, Zhuhai (China)
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On the crossing of two rivers in Zhuhai, China, a 100-meter observation tower will be built. It’s slightly spiraled, and its outline reminds one of a fish. The tower’s facade is covered with ’scales’ made of perforated aluminum.
The Dancing Dragons, Seoul
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The Dancing Dragons is the last of 15 architectural projects currently running in Yongsan, a business district of Seoul. This amazing building will consist of 2 towers of 88 and 77 floors, the exterior of which will remind one of dragon scales. In fact, each scale is a window.
The Endless City, London
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London is planning to construct one of the most unusual and ’natural’ projects. The skyscraper’s levels will be formed through so-called ramps, situated around a hollow atrium. There will be a lot of green areas and parks — a sort of new Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
The Infinite House, Sydney
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This architectural project looks very futuristic. A new luxury housing block with expensive restaurants, called Infinity, is being built in Sydney.
Spiral of Europe, City of Brussels
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An Italian company, MADEOFFICE designed the European Spiral for the city of Brussels. The place and the name are symbolic, because the headquarters of the European Union is located here. The project aims to demonstrate the connection and the cultural values of the members of the European Union.
The City of Dreams Hotel Tower, Macau (China)
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A new 40-story five-star hotel in the Chinese city of Macau has been designed by the legendary architect Zaha Hadid. The designer’s name assures us that it’ll be one of the world’s most impressive buildings.
Bionic Tower ’Lava,’ Abu Dhabi
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This skyscraper is designed not only by architects but also by biologists. In their collaboration, they relied on the principles of the structure of trees and their protective mechanisms.
Bionic City, Shanghai
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China aims to build a city tower within 15 years , where 100,000 people will live. This unique construction, designed according to the laws of bionic architecture, will be able to resist fire, floods, earthquakes, and hurricanes — a sort of Noah’s Ark of the present day. The structure looks like it was borrowed from cypress trees. It’s green section consists of small scaly membranes, through which even the most powerful wind passes without causing any movement. Its root system is so well developed that to bring it down, as with a cypress tree, would take an enormous amount of effort.