With each passing year, architectural companies seek new ways to impress and set new trends. The looks of modern buildings are inspired from various themes and places, be they nature or science fiction. Some architects chose to design their buildings in almost futuristic ways, while others aid towards a more classical approach. The Lotus Building from China has a modern approach that will surely dazzle.
Designed by Australian firm Studio 505, the Lotus Building is perhaps the most stunning municipal facility on the planet. It can be found in Wujin, China and it’s official name is the Lotus Building and People’s Park. It is made of three connected buildings. Each building represents a lotus flower in different stages of bloom. The construction also rises from an artificial lake in the center of the city, thus resembling a flower on a pond.
The architecture behind this building is both radical and impressive. Visitors enter through an underwater tunnel that connects the park and the shore. Both the interior and exterior structures are made of beige, white and stainless steel tiles. A giant suspended chandelier stands in the center of the structure.
“The Lotus Building is an addition to an existing double story subterranean municipal facility situated beneath an existing artificial lake,” explained the designers of this project. “The building houses parts of the planning bureau as well as new exhibition halls meeting rooms and conference centers.”
The project also aims to minimize energy usage. It has more than 2500 geothermal piles driven through the base of the artificial lake. The entire water mass of the lake and the ground beneath are used to pre-cool and pre-warm the facility. With its unique design and stunning architecture, the Lotus Building has become one of the main points of interest in Wujin. Would you like to visit it one day?
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