The world is becoming brighter and full of surprises. When you go out exploring the world – I’m sure there is the structure that would prompt you to rethink and reimagine our buildings and infrastructure as a whole.
Engineers are going beyond the unbelievable to unfold and unveil – the one – we feel is extraordinary and impossible. Thanks to evolving technology and innovative techniques that are reshaping our modern marvels to create a cohesive future. The design and fabrication opportunities that modern technologies have granted us are limitless. This insight is shared with us by building signage specialists at Front Signs, a US-based sign company. If you think otherwise, we have curated ten impressive architectural projects across the world. Scroll down to discover more:
1. Agora Garden Tower (Taipei)
Agora garden takes human aspiration and imagination to a twisting curve. The beautiful design is a culmination of the nature-inspired ecosystem and breathtaking landscape fused in a thought-provoking helix-shaped structure. Agora garden tower is one of its kind introducing the 90-degree rotational curves spanning across the top to bottom. Leveraging its unique design, the engineers made it self-sufficient in energy production with two giant photovoltaic panels placed on the top. What makes it even more interesting is the creative use of recycled and eco-friendly material making it truly environmentally friendly and sustainable.
2. Aizhai Suspension Bridge (China)
While there are innumerable pieces of architecture ready to amaze and fill us with a sense of wonder, there is something about the Aizhai Suspension Bridge that makes heads turn. This bridge is notably the highest connecting two tunnels in China. It is also renowned as the world’s longest suspension bridge. Sitting 1200 feet over the top of the dehang canyon, the bridge runs a long distance of 3858 feet. Going along this bridge is itself such an amazing experience and anyone can experience the fascinating view of the mountain while passing by.
3. Forest City (Malaysia)
A fusion of smart environmental technology, ecosystem, and fuel is what formulates the very foundation of a Forest city (Malaysia). The project is developed embracing the idea of nature and a green city. The entire project is encircled around reducing the hectic of everyday life and making it more exciting and enjoyable. By recognizing, integrating, and combining smart cutting technology, the project would create residential, commercial, and industrial spaces that are sustainable and environmentally friendly. It would encompass 4 man-made islands spread across the Johar Strait in an area of 30km square. The city highlight would be the fantastic green parks and nature walks spread across the islands with no vehicular traffic allowing everyone to dive into the prosperity of sprawling wild.
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4. Floating Bridge, Seattle (USA)
Floating bridge Seattle is a marvel to jolt every sense. The floating bridge is entirely made of concrete and steel that gives it permanence and strength. Unlike normal bridges that allow ferries and boats to pass, the Seattle bridge stays firm floating on the lake Seattle with a supreme structure made of hollow concrete bridges to connect two ends. Built in 1993, the prominent floating bridge, also known as the Lacey V. Memorial bridge, remains a significant piece of attraction for the locals and tourists. It is one of the most amazing infrastructures after the longest floating bridge SR520 which is commonly known as Evergreen point.
5. Channel Tunnel (UK/France)
The channel tunnel that runs below the English channel is surprisingly unbelievable in every sense. The tunnel comprises two 25-foot wide tubes to allow parallel movement of trains moving 365 days on this route. The design is the most challenging in human history that pushed our limits to reach the new sky-high. The tunnel is spread across a stretch of 31 miles providing free movements for trains running at a phenomenal speed of 100 miles per hour. The prominent piece of infrastructure is made possible with the assistance of splendid features such as piston-operated air ducts, coolant pipes, and a third ghost tunnel for emergency exit.
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6. Viva Vision Canopy (Las Vegas)
The astonishing Viva Vision Canopy walkway at Fremont Pedestrian Street takes you in a new dimension. The glorious walkway is 457 meters long and 27 meters wide. The canopy is equipped with 15 million LED modules and a 55000 watt sound system to create a magical experience for visitors with vibrant and colorful light shows that last for 6 minutes every hour.
The lights shows are conducted the whole night featuring spectacular bands and rocking artists. The visually appealing digital display now has become one of the most admired jewels of the city. And you might be the next one to walk on the magnetic street.
7. Jeddah Tower, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
Among our list of prominent infrastructure is yet another Skyscraper. The Jeddah tower is a remarkable reflection of smart planning and complex engineering wonder. The 1008 meter building has a narrow top and wide bottom giving it the glory it deserves. The tower is a brilliant piece of engineering featuring a unique 3 sided aerodynamic design to combat fast winds and gravity.
The ultimate tower includes club 200 room four season hotels, apartments, and an observatory tower standing tall facing the red sea. Apart from the design, the tower has tremendous other features like double-decker lifts, maximum rentable area, exterior glass walls with low conductivity, and several other shiny features to make it a shiny piece of artwork on land.
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8. One Tower (Dubai)
One tower of Dubai is yet another mind-blowing design after Dubai Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. The 711-meter tall building has an extraordinary design which provides excellent opportunities for entertainment with a roof over restaurants and cafes. Among its stunning features is its ability to keep the building warmer in chilly winters – thanks to the retractable windows it would possess.
Other features include the unbelievable 1.2km ski slope which will be a unique specialty of the indoor ski resort. Undoubtedly, this masterpiece would hold a superior hand in the league of high-standing buildings across the gulf.
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9. FPT University (Vietnam)
The plain and simple design of FPT University redefines our meaning of green architecture as a whole. The building design looks enthralling which makes nature a key element to spread positivity and well-being. Having such a strong presence of nature around is an incredible opportunity for the students of the university to interact, feel, and connect with the green space.
The green space of the university encompasses lush green plants and trees infused in balconies, terraces, and courtyards. Apart from the wealth of green infrastructure possess, the building stands as landmark progress in our discovery for sustainable and eco-conscious architectures.
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10. Toronto Tower (Canada)
Toronto tree tower is inspired by the love of nature. The building utilizes eco-friendly materials and innovative design to not only keep the environmental impact minimal but also to promote green generously. The iconic tower has a unique design that incorporates trees, plants, and nature as a whole. When you go there, you feel the fresh air, you hear birds chirping, and you feel connected in a sense that makes you feel closer to your identity as a human.. The unique design aims to embrace the idea of nature and inspire engineers and designers to build sustainable buildings for the future.