Do you know ten best architecture moments of the last decade? This article will provide readers general information about these constructions, which are located in France, Japan, United States, Israel, China, Italy and Denmark.
In 2001: Rouen Concert Hall and Exhibition Complex
The Rouen Concert and Exhibition Complex, designed by architect Bernard Tschumi, aims at supporting Rouen’s economic and cultural developments in the 21st century. This architecture features 8,000-seat concert hall, an open public space and new 70,000-square-foot exhibition hall. Besides, there is a public plaza opens toward respective entrances of the complex.
The complex’s public area can hold open-air events and exhibitions as well as allow lighting installations and temporary structure
In 2002: Yokohama International Port Terminal
The Yokohama International Port Terminal, designed by Foreign Office Architects in 2002, is an open public space structure along the waterfront. It can articulate a passenger cruise terminal and a mix of civic facilities for its citizens’ use in one building.
It was among impressive constructions at that time thanks to its design and uniqueness
In 2003: Walt Disney Concert Hall
The Walt Disney Concert Hall was built in Los Angeles, United States and created by Gehry Partners. Based on a similar design philosophy to that of Bilbao, it used complex steel curves and geometry systems with Gehry Technologies.
The Disney Concert Hall is said to be among creative buildings
In 2004: Seattle Central Library
The construction of Seattle Central Library was carried out in 2004 and designed by Office for Metropolitan Architecture. It includes five platforms and four flowing planes that together create its distinctive faceted shape.
The Seattle Central Library becomes an ideal space that helps exchange knowledge in all media
In 2005: Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum
The Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum, located in Jerusalem, Israel was designed by Safdie Architects. Its main body is considered as a timeline featuring scattered galleries to present the Holocaust chapter.
This building is illuminated by a central skylight sixty feet above the linear walkway
In 2006: Olympic Sculpture Park
The Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, United States, which was designed by Weiss, links three separate sites with Z-shaped platform descending forty feet from the city to the water.
This location used to be the last undeveloped waterfront property in Seatle
In 2007: The New York Times Building
New York Times Building located in New York City, United States is home to the newspaper’s headquarter. Its facade is a combination of glass curtain walls and a scrim of white ceramic tubes.
The New York Times Building was designed by Renzo Piano Buiding Workshop in 2007. It was lightened up all days and nights
In 2008: Beijing Olympic Stadium, Bird’s Nest
The Beijing Olympic Stadium, also known as Bird’s Nest, was built in Beijing, China to proudly host 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. It design implemented steel beams to hide supports for the retractable roof that make the stadium look like a “Bird’s nest”.
It now becomes the most important public space in Beijing
In 2009: MAXXI – Museum of XXI Century Arts
MAXXI that stands for Museum of 21st Century Arts is the first Italian public museum to show contemporary creativity, arts and architecture. Its walls create both major and minor streams. While the major streams are the galleries, the minor streams are the connections and the bridges.
The museum located in Rome was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects
In 2010: 8 House
8 House designed by BIG Architects is located in Southern Orestad on the edge of the Copenhagen Canal, Denmark. This bow-shaped building includes two distinct spaces that are separated by the center of the bow to host communal facilities and resembles the numeric 8.
The 8 House becomes a stunning construction of this decade
Sumber : Travel ezineseeker