The new face of the world, these are the 8 most anticipated charming buildings in 2021

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

Taipei Performing Arts Center (OMA Chris Stowers)

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.

3. Aquarela, Quito

Aquarela Quito (Humboldt Arquitectos SL)

After winning the Pritzker Prize or the Nobel Prize in architecture more than 10 years ago, French architect Jean Nouvel continues to amaze him with his works. Aquarela is one of its newest projects, which is a 650-unit residential complex in the Cumbaya neighborhood, the capital of Ecuador, Quito.

Consisting of several separate nine-story buildings, long balconies span between the buildings. The stonework, wooden shutters and exterior greenery, reflect the building befitting the region’s mountainous topography, while offering residents a real closeness to nature.

4. Hotel Green Solution House (GSH), Ronne

Hotel Green Solution House(GXN)

Denmark will soon welcome its first hotel designed to store more carbon than it emits over its lifetime. Almost the entire structure is made of wood, most of which has been recycled using pieces from the construction and furniture manufacturing industries. On the other hand, local granite quarry rubble is used as decoration.

The two architectural groups behind it, 3XN and GXN, have also looked into the future of buildings by connecting their individual components using reversible joints. Thus it can be reused once the hotel reaches its end of life.

5. House of Hungarian Music, Budapest

House of Hungarian Music (Sou Fujimoto Architects)

This museum, music venue and educational center is one of the most prominent designs of the Liget Budapest Project, the largest public park overhaul in the Hungarian capital. Designed by renowned Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, this building is located near Lake Városliget.

The roof of this building is designed to be wavy with trees reaching through several large holes. As well as being intended as a place to celebrate Hungarian musical traditions, the building also serves to lure park visitors to the ground level public facilities, where the mostly translucent design helps to scrape the difference between the outside and the inside.

6. OurDomain Student Housing, Amsterdam

OurDomain Student Housing (OZ)

This new residential campus in the Netherlands, containing around 1,500 apartments, offers Amsterdam students a variety of shared facilities and green landscapes. It covers an area of ​​90,000 square meters and is divided into three aesthetically distinct buildings. The most striking of these is the part with a burst of pixel color.

OZ Architect, the design bureau behind the project, hopes that the presence of student housing can enliven the commercial area which is currently dominated by office buildings.

7. Floating Music Hub, São Vincente

Floating Music Hub (Kriolscope)

Over the past 10 years, the architecture and urbanism group NLÉ has ​​been experimenting with innovative ways to build quickly and cheaply on water. The company’s own Makoko Floating System has been used to build schools in Nigeria and Belgium.

The new building from the realization of this system is the performing and arts center in Cape Verde. Built on the Atlantic Ocean, the three lightweight buildings will host live performances, a recording studio and a bar. This suggests that easy-to-assemble floating architecture can offer an affordable alternative to traditional cultural venues.

8. Sunac Guangzhou Grand Theatre, Guangzhou

Sunac Guangzhou Grand Theater (Chong Art Photography)

Located in Guangzhou, South China, this 2,000-seat theater, designed by London-based Steven Chilton Architects, is inspired by the texture of embroidered silk. It also refers to the city’s history as a trading center, as well as the tattoo-like image of artist Zhang Hongfei with gold illustrations adorning a red veil.

Consisting of thousands of aluminum panels, the exterior looks folded, the entrance is from ground level and gives the building a beautifully sculptural quality. The circular arena within the building has been configured to host a 360-degree show.

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