Recap! The Best Buildings of 2021

Jan 20, 2022 | 0 comments

Not one of the best years for humanity, but the industrial side of things is definitely booming. Pushing the status quo to new heights is becoming a trend in architectural firms nowadays. Functional, stylish, and ultra-modern are only a few words of how magnificent these buildings are. Well, doesn’t this sound exciting? Let’s take a trip down memory lane! Here are the best buildings in 2021.

Sunac Guangzhou Grand Theater

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China is certainly taking architecture on a whole new different level. Silk is the main inspiration in building this iconic structure. One thing’s for sure, China definitely knows how to make a statement with its establishments. Designed by Steven Chilton Architects, this 2,000 seater is a mighty contender to all theater structures all over the world. Meanwhile, artist Zhang Hongfei is responsible for its intricate gold dragons.

Evidently, the structure is poised to be one of the most distinctive parts of China. The outside is just as extravagant as its inside. In short, ‘very modern’ is a way to describe its interior scene. Nevertheless, don’t underestimate its bulky figure, this theater is set to have 360-degree performances! 

OurDomain Student Housing, Amsterdam

OurDomain Student Housing / OZ Architects | ArchDaily
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A breathing ground for one of the most innovative architectural designs is in Amsterdam. The city is not showing signs of slowing down by continuously pushing architectural boundaries. The Our Domain Student Housing does not fall short to be known as one of the most aesthetically pleasing establishments to grace the grounds of the Netherlands.

Nevertheless, students no longer have to settle for small drabby rooms, but rather this cozy apartment contains 1,500 accommodations. Not only do beautiful rooms fill the walls of this one-of-a-kind student housing but it gives you unrivaled amenities. 

Here are some of the perks of staying at OurDomain in Amsterdam: 

  • Flexible working spaces 
  • Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Rooftop terraces
  • Sky lounge
  • Private theater
  • Gym
  • Tennis court
  • Basketball court
  • Soccer court

Anyways, need we say more? This pixel burst of student housing is definitely one of the best buildings of 2021.

House of Hungarian Music, Budapest

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A distinctive roof becomes the new winning quality of the House of Hungarian Music in Budapest. Nestled in the bustling trees and wide landscapes of Hungary, this new city wonder is located near the picturesque Városliget Lake. The entire idea is dedicated to the younger scene, to engage them in first-hand experience in the foundations of musical harmony and the phycology of sound.

On the other hand, the brain behind this magnificent creation is the celebrated architect, Sou Fujimoto. Sounds familiar? You may have come upon some of his distinctive architectural designs now and then. Circling back to Hungary’s latest music scene, it’s definitely built to set the bar high for music halls everywhere. Without a doubt, it’s one of the best buildings of 2021.

Aquarela, Quito

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Residential areas are booming during the last year (2021) and one of them is the Aquarela. The said establishment looks like it’s something that came out of the Babylonian age storybook. Basically, it is the perfect combination of industrial, modern, and traditional establishments. Well, one thing’s for sure, it definitely blends well with nature.  

Moreover, the towering structure is actually a nine-story structure with a series of leafy balconies. The establishment is made of stone cladding, wooden shutters, and an exterior of spacious greeneries. Basically, the structure is also designed to complement mountains.

Taipei Performing Arts Center, Taipei

Photo Source: Arch Daily

A sight to behold, the Taipei Performing Arts Center takes the spotlight for having such a uniquely crafted building structure. Who knew a giant metal ball could hold itself stuck in the middle of a building? Architectural designs just keep getting better and better as time passes. The contemporary building practically screams attention. And boy, is it getting a lot of attention since its opening. Above all, people are undoubtedly looking forward to seeing great theatrical spectacles within its walls.

Furthermore, the seemingly intimidating building actually holds a lot of promise for the arts. On the contrary, it is actually meant to support performing art groups in the country. There’s nothing more we like most than beautiful buildings with a meaningful purpose.

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