The most anticipated buildings of 2018

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10 Most Anticipated and Impressive Architecture Premieres of 2018

Calgary Canada Central Library

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Norwegian bureau Snøhetta and Canadian architects Dialog have designed a new building for the Central Library in Calgary, Alberta. In addition to the usual reading rooms, the space includes rooms for scientific research and innovative developments. Interestingly, the library is located in the middle of a busy street, and a high-speed city tram line runs right through the building. Because the main structure is slightly raised above the ground. The figured facade is implemented in the form of transparent and matte mosaic panels.

Morpheus Hotel in Macau, China

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The long-awaited “free-form exoskeleton” building of the Morpheus Hotel, designed by Zaha Hadid, is slated to open this spring. Macau is considered in the world to be practically a Chinese Las Vegas, because the futuristic large-scale 40-story building of Hadid harmoniously fits into the urban landscape. The biomorphic structure with a through center is braided with a mesh structure that supports the structure. The hotel buildings are interconnected by three “bridges”.

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After the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, Christchurch's city center is actively rebuilding. This includes the completion of the reconstruction of the Central Library designed by the Danish bureau Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects. However, the public space will not be limited to traditional functions: it is planned to use the building for various social events, residents' recreation and as a new symbol of the city.

Victoria and Albert Design Museum in Dundee, UK

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Dundee, the fourth largest city in Scotland, will open the first design museum in the country – a branch of the Victoria and Albert Museum. The building by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma is reminiscent of Scottish cliffs rising from the waters of the Tei River near the Discovery museum ship. The new building will revive the waterfront of the Scottish city. The organizers estimate that the space will attract about 350,000 visitors. Read about the most long-awaited and interesting museums in the world in a separate article at the link.

House of Justice in Paris, France

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The 160-meter Palace of Justice on the outskirts of Paris caused a surge of discontent among the defenders of the architectural appearance of the French capital. The project was developed by the Italian bureau Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The palace will be the first high-rise building built within the city limits in the last 25 years. Three buildings are combined into a single high-rise ensemble, and on the roofs of the “basement” there are open terraces with trees. Cuts through the perfect glazed facades of the solar panels and the vertical axis of the panoramic elevator. The grand opening is expected in April.

Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg, Russia

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The new symbol of St. Petersburg, the Lakhta Center tower, designed by British architect Tony Kettle, will be put into operation in autumn 2018. The headquarters of the Gazprom Group rises 462 meters above the Gulf of Finland and is the northernmost skyscraper in the world and the tallest building in Europe. The observation deck at a dizzying height of 365 meters will allow residents to enjoy panoramic views of St. Petersburg and its environs.

Coal Drops Yard in London, UK

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As part of the redevelopment of the industrial area of ​​London's King's Cross, Tomas Heatherwick's studio has developed a project for the Coal Drops Yard shopping complex. Two abandoned warehouses will be turned into public spaces. Soaring gabled roofs will form canopies over the paved courtyard. By the way, there is a former gas storage facility in the neighborhood, converted into a unique residential complex.

3 World Trade Center in New York, USA

Pritzker laureate Richard Rogers designed the last World Trade Center skyscraper. The 80-story stepped tower will include retail space, offices and exchange rooms. The new complex on the site of the destroyed buildings during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack will become a real archipelago of skyscrapers.

New Istanbul Airport, Turkey

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The new Istanbul Airport by the Grimshaw team, Nordic Office of Architecture and Haptic Architects in Istanbul is a separate universe under its own sky. The central element of the transport complex was a high-rise roof with an openwork ceiling. In addition to the unique impressive appearance, the terminal will be the largest such structure in the world. The project was made based on the architectural heritage of Istanbul – the colossal domes of the mosques of the largest city in Turkey.

World One Residential Complex in Mumbai, India

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Skyscraper World One Pei Cobb Freed & Partners will break all possible records and become the tallest building in India and the tallest residential complex in the world. The 290 apartments of the 117-storey tower will be designed by Giorgio Armani. It is assumed that the building will become the most economical in terms of energy consumption.

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