Architectural oddities of China.
Favorable conditions in the construction industry in China have led to the fact that in recent years the country has turned into a real architectural “test site”. So recently, the President of the People’s Republic of China — Xi Jinping-called on his compatriots to finish with architectural oddities. During a meeting with writers and artists in Beijing, Xi Jinping appealed to the people not to build any more “strange buildings”. This appeal divided Chinese Internet users and caused a heated debate on social networks: many agreed with the chairman, while others believe that this is an attempt to limit the creativity of architects. Of course, we are for the freedom of creative thought, but some buildings cause sincere bewilderment.
However, there is no dispute about tastes and you can appreciate the architectural oddities of China by looking at this material.
- In the world ranking of architectural ugliness, the first place was taken by the Fang Yuan building (translated as a square circle), built in the city of Shenyang — the capital of Liaoning Province. CNN named it the ugliest building in the world in 2012. The building was supposed to look like a coin, however, the architects did not quite succeed.
- This building is quite appreciated by music lovers. Designed by students of the Hefey University of Technology Faculty of Architectural Design, the Piano House is located in Huainan.
- The residence of the state television station CCTV in Beijing, designed by the Dutch firm OMA, is not liked by the locals, who called this postmodern building ” big boxers “(meaning” family men ” — men’s underpants). Despite the mocking name, this building in 2013 received the title of “the best high-rise building in the world” in the rating of the Board of High Buildings and Urban Space, as well as one of the 12 “coolest buildings in the world” according to the American magazine “Travel + Leisure”.
- The surreal Famen temple in Xi’anie in Shaanxi Province also did not appeal to Chinese Internet users.
- The “Gate to the East” building in Suzhou. Many Chinese Internet users even during the construction expressed their dissatisfaction with the “East Gate of Suzhou” and called the building “big pants”.
- The list of architectural oddities in China also included the Sheraton Hotel in Haikou (China Huzhou Sheraton Haikou Resort) — resembling a bagel.
- Original buildings of a residential complex in Sanya on the island of Hainan. “Phoenix Island Real Estate” sells apartments in such original buildings at an average price of almost 617 thousand Russian rubles per square meter.
- This government building, which is very similar to the Capitol in Washington, can be seen in Nanjing, Yuhua.
- In Fujian Province, Fuqing, the “Eiffel Tower” was built, which was renamed Tiancheng.
- The original building of the Center of Bashu Culture Art in Chongqing.
- In the Chinese city of Wuxi in the province of Jiangsu, one of the strangest buildings in the world was built, according to Internet users — the “Hanging Village of Huaxi”. This 328-meter skyscraper with a large glass sphere at the very top cost local residents, who were its investors, $ 470 million. However, not only the exterior of this building may surprise you, inside it is … a revolving restaurant, a rooftop pool and a bull made of pure gold.
- On December 15, 2009, in the province of Hebei, Yanjiao, the “Emperor’s Hotel” was opened with the image of the three gods, which, according to local residents, is simply terrible and disgusting.
- Fushun Shen Fu New Town «Circle of Life».
The “Circle of Life” – a building with a diameter of 157 meters, a height of 50 floors, the construction of which was spent 3,000 tons of steel and 12,000 LED lamps-cost a little more than a billion dollars. In the network, it received the first place among the most ridiculous buildings, to which the local authorities replied that this project would become a distinctive sign of the city.