JAKARTA The Covid-19 pandemic has had a major impact on almost all aspects of life. Not only related to business and the economy, but also affects the work of projects around the world.
Many building projects around the world have had to be postponed or halted due to the pandemic. Even so, there are a number of interesting new buildings that are ready to welcome 2021.
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Designed many years ago, this structure does not reflect the new design priorities that have emerged as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, this building is very much in keeping with the community spirit and sustainability of the world’s best contemporary architecture.
Reporting from CNN Style Jakarta, Sunday (3/1/2021), from museums to performing arts venues, the following are the buildings that are expected to be completed and opened in 2021.
1. Far Rockaway Library, New York
A new public library in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens, New York, will replace the small but popular library that was previously on the same spot. However, this new facility will be built by doubling the size to 20,000 square feet.
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Most of the building is lined with glass panels, so light can easily enter through the glass triangle at the entrance. According to project architect Snøhetta, the Norwegian company behind the groundbreaking underwater restaurant Under, the building’s golden hue reflects the color of the Long Island sky.
2. Taipei Performing Arts Center, Taipei
Since construction began eight years ago, the Taipei Performing Arts Center is certain to be completed in mid-2021. With an estimated cost of 5.4 billion New Taiwan dollars (equivalent to 2.7 trillion rupiah). This building looks interesting because it has a ball-like shape protruding on one side.
It’s not just the exterior that creates intrigue. The building’s schematic features three theaters operating independently but linked into a central cube, where a flexible backstage area can be configured to cater to visitors.