Top 10 Amazing Architectural Wonders That Look More Spectacular At Night
Amazing Architectural Wonders to checkout, which looks more Spectacular are as follows:
- THE LOTUS BUILDING, CHINA:
An artificial lake situated at the center of Chinese city ‘Wujin’ hosts an exquisite building named as ‘The Lotus Building’ which takes the form of budding lotus flower. Architected by an Australian architecture firm named ‘Studio 505’, the ‘Lotus Building’ & its surrounding ‘People’s Park’ which is spread across 3.5 hectors serve as the city’s cultural center & civic landmark.
The building houses the offices of the city’s planning bureau, along with exhibition halls & meeting rooms. This stunning piece of architecture looks awe-inspiring during night as its ‘petals’ gets illuminated by a series of awesome lighting that changes its color after every 20 seconds. Watching the glowing ‘Lotus Building’ at night is indeed a treat to the eyes!
- SHERATON HUZHOU HOT SPRING RESORT, CHINA:
With a booming economy, China is becoming the treasury of mind blowing architectural creations. ‘Huzhou’ based 27-Storeyed ‘Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort’ is one among many of such incredible structures that adorn the horizons of several Chinese megacities. This amazing piece of architecture which is set on the shores of ‘Lake Taihu’ near Shanghai, simply conjures the onlookers with its majestic appearance which, especially at night, makes people feel like a massive glittering donut partly dipped into the water. This truly mesmerizing ‘glowing donut’ houses 321 spacious guest rooms including 44 suits, 39 villas & an affluent president suite.
- YAS HOTEL, ABU DHABI, UAE:
The intricately designed ‘Yas Hotel’ in Abu Dhabi is located within ‘Yas Marina Circuit’ & is considered as the world’s first hotel which is built over ‘Formula 1’ race track! The hotel consists of two 12-storey towers capped by using a monocoque steel & glass bridge & a canopy-like structure that encloses the F1 race track. The curvilinear glass & steel structure called as the ’Grid Shell’ featuring LED lighting system which is transmitted over 5389 pivoting colors-changing diamond-shaped LED panels is the most remarkable aspect of this affluent structure. The dynamic lighting patterns that move smoothly across its arched surface at night simply act as a showstopper & win the hearts of the spectators.
- KHAN SHATYR ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, KAZAKHSTAN:
‘Khan Shatyr entertainment center’ which is the often credited as the ‘World’s largest tent’ is one of the most stunning modern day architecture in the world. This giant transparent tent is nestled in ‘Astana’, the capital city of Kazakhstan & is made up of a transparent material suspended on a network of cables stretched from a 150 meter tall central spire. The amazing tent encloses 140,000 sq. meters of area & houses elite-grade internal park, boating facility in river, mini golf court, indoor beach resort & shopping center. Watching this incredible tent at night when its subtle surface gets illuminated with spectacular, varying soft hues is an incredible experience that goes miles beyond the word of praise!
- CITY OF ARTS & SCIENCES, SPAIN:
The Spanish city of ‘Valencia’ based ‘City of Arts & Sciences’ is the complex of stupendous architectures that dominates the list of the city’s premium hotspots. This complex looks even more incredible when the elaborate lighting illuminates these majestic structures along with their surroundings. The five buildings that make up this complex are dedicated to science, nature & art & play vital role in scientific & cultural dissemination across Europe. The complex is located in the former riverbed of the ‘River Turia’ & is often flocked by the herds of tourists.
- LISBON ORIENT STATION, PORTUGAL:
‘Lisbon Orient Station’ or ‘Gare do Oriente’ is the world’s one of the largest railway stations which has received several accolades for its spectacular architecture. This exceptionally beautiful station encloses a metro station, a high-speed commuter train hub, shopping center, police station & national as well as the international bus station. Designed by the ace Spanish architect ‘Santiago Calatrava’, the glass & steel made roof of this station is the most amazing feature of this splendid structure, which looks even more fabulous at night when the rich lighting decorates it from every single side!
- CANTON TOWER, CHINA:
The 600 meter tall & world’s fifth tallest freestanding structure, a multipurpose observation tower named-‘Canton Tower’ is the most prominent construction located in the Chinese city of ‘Guangzhou’. This sky-piercing tower is world renowned not only for its marvelous architecture, but also for its vibrant, colorful lighting that makes it shimmer like a flash of lightning in the night skies!
- BAYTEREK, KAZAKHASTAN:
‘Bayterek’ is a beautifully architected monument & observation tower that stands in Kazakhstan’s capital city of ‘Astana’. The ‘Bayterek’ tower is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city & carries the significance of being the city’s pride emblem for becoming the nation’s capital in 1997! The tower was designed to represent a poplar tree holding a golden egg of Turkish mythological bird of happiness called- ‘Samruk’. This glittering ‘poplar tree & egg’ makes a startling & a long-lasting visual impact when seen in a pitch-black night!
- BEIJING NATIONAL AQUATIC CENTER, CHINA:
Based upon the ‘soap-bubble’ theme, Beijing’s ‘National Aquatic Center’ is truly an exceptional monument which was built to host the swimming completions of the 2008 ‘Beijing Olympics’. This polyhedral steel-framed structure is nicknamed as a ‘Water Cube’ & is surrounded by a membrane formed by 3,065 bubble-like pneumatic cushions of different sizes. This massive ‘Water Bubble’ shines vibrantly in the sunlight & looks exquisite when it gets lit up using mind blowing illumination which makes it to sizzle like a pearl in water!
- CLOUD FOREST AND FLOWER DOME, SINGAPORE:
The cloud forest & flower domes which are often referred as ‘Gardens by the Bay’ are part of an outstanding park that has the huge collection of some of the most astonishing plants & flowers from all over the world. This beautiful garden is considered as an icon of the city & has become Singapore’s premium outdoor recreation destination. This fantastic park is the brainchild of local government’s strategy to give the city a unique identity as the ’City in a Garden’.