Top 10 China’s Modern Buildings in 2020

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Top 10 China's Modern Buildings in 2020

In recent years, the speed of China’s infrastructure has been evident to all and has been widely recognized in the international community.

Here is the list of the 2020 Top 10 modern architectural designs in China, how many do you recognize?

1. Anhui Piano House

The “Piano” is located in Huainan Xincheng District, Anhui Province, the main body of the building is in the shape of a black piano and the stairs are designed in the form of transparent violins. The house covers an area of 1,100 square metres, with a height of 16 metres, and is all made of transparent glass and steel.

During the day, the black mirrored body and the transparent violin next to it present an elegant and captivating picture. And after sunset, the violin and piano are framed by lights that outline the lines and look even more beautiful. The completion of this romantic building has attracted many out-of-town couples who have traveled thousands of miles to take in the sights.

2. Huzhou Sheraton Hotel

Situated in Huzhou, the Sheraton Hotel is creative in that it resembles an inverted U-shaped horse’s hoof, similar to the old bridge depicted in traditional Chinese painting.

It is an elegant building in daytime, but at night turn on the LED lights from the floor to the highest floor in a circle, and its changing lights are reflected on the surface of Taihu Lake, exuding a luxurious atmosphere.

3. The Ring of Life

The Ring of Life is located in Shenfu New Town, Fushun City, Liaoning Province. It has an outside diameter of 170 meters, an inside diameter of 150 meters, a top height of 153.98 meters and a total weight of 3,500 tons of steel structure.

The entire structure is constructed with a steel mesh frame and covered with a metal curtain wall with 12,000 LED lights installed. The Ring of Life, a symbol of the circle of heaven and earth, is unique in its height and form.

Although the Ring of Life symbolizes tradition, its shape is very sci-fi, giving people an infinite reverie, some people think that it is more like an infinitely enlarged Lord of the Rings, others think more like a Stargate. What do you think?

4. Tianjin Eye Ferris Wheel

Tianjin Yongle Bridge Ferris wheel, a river crossing construction, bridge and Ferris wheel into one, both sightseeing and transportation functions, is one of the top ten city landmarks in China.

This Ferris wheel is the only one in the world built on a bridge. The Yongle Bridge Ferris Wheel has a diameter of 110 meters and is equipped with 48 360-degree transparent cabins, each of which can accommodate 8 people and provide sightseeing for 384 people simultaneously.

The highest point can reach a height of about 120 meters from the ground, which is equivalent to the height of a 35-storey building, and can see views within a 40-kilometer radius, so it is known as the “Eye of Tianjin”.

5. The New Suzhou Museum

The new Suzhou Museum was designed by I.M. Pei, the world’s leading Chinese architect, and was officially opened to the public on October 6, 2006.

The new museum covers an area of about 10,700 square meters, with a construction area of more than 19,000 square meters and an investment of 339 million yuan, is a comprehensive museum that combines modern architecture, ancient architecture and innovative landscapes.

6. Beijing Galaxy Soho

Galaxy SOHO is located in the southwest corner of Chaoyang District, East Second Ring Road, with a total GFA of over 330,000 square meters, including 166,000 square meters of office space and 86,000 square meters of commercial space.

This meltingly beautiful complex not only creates fluid and organic interiors, but also creates a striking landmark landscape on the adjacent East Second Ring Road. The theme of the design is to create an inner world, drawing on the ideas of the Chinese courtyard.

7. Harbin Grand Theatre

Harbin Grand Theater is an iconic building in Harbin, built along the water, in line with the positioning and design of Harbin Cultural Island, reflecting the design concept of the landscape of the northern country.

The building consists of a grand theatre (1600 seats) and a small theatre (400 seats), and the external envelope is a steel shell with an isoidal hyperbolic shape. The Harbin Grand Theatre was named the world’s most beautiful building in 2016.

8. Wujin Lotus Pavilion

It is located in Wujin, Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province, and covers an area of 3.5 hectares, the park is intended to be used for festivals and events.

Located next to the existing artificial lake, the building is a complex of three lotus flower forms, with a blue glass dome in the middle that looks like a lotus flower waiting to bloom.

9. Sanya Beautiful Crown

The 7-star Hotel Beautiful Crown is located in beautiful Sanya, Hainan Island.

The overall scale of the project is 600,000 square meters, which is an ultra-large, world-class complex integrating ultra-luxury hotel, commercial, exhibition, entertainment, leisure, culture, etc. With a total investment of more than 10 billion yuan, it is currently the largest hotel project complex in China.

10. Dujiangyan Hibiscus

This should be the largest hibiscus flower in the world, blooming in Wanda City Exhibition Center in Dujiangyan, Sichuan.

This splendid hibiscus flower cost ¥150 million, a total of 8,000 pieces of glazed glass, the combined area of more than 10,000 square meters, each piece of glass is a spatially curved three-dimensional shape, all artificially rubbed edges, artificial splicing.

Each piece of glass is gradient to the color of the real hibiscus flower. This quietly blooming hibiscus flower has reached the world’s top-level in both craftsmanship and quality.

Which one do you like best?

Haven’t seen enough?

These are the Top 10 China’s modern buildings in 2020, each of which has won numerous architectural design awards, showing how much people love them.