Architectural highlights in Europe
From museums to hotels. Architectural highlights can be found right across the European continent. Below is a listing and brief description of 5 interesting buildings in Europe.
The Guggenheim Museum
This museum is located in Bilbao, Spain. It was built in 1997 along the Nervion River and designed by architect Frank Gehry. It reflects the modern architecture of the 20th century. Art enthusiasts who are interested in modern art are in the right place! The museum belongs to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Two other Guggenheim museums are located in New York and Venice.
The Shard, at 309.6 meters, is the tallest skyscraper in London and the United Kingdom. Italian architect Renzo Piano designed the skyscraper with 72 (usable) floors. On the observation deck you have a spectacular view over the metropolis of millions. If you want to enjoy such a view every day, one of the luxury apartments in The Shard is suitable. The 5-star Shangri-La The Shard hotel has luxurious rooms. You can also find restaurants, exhibitions and stores.
The Dancing House
This interesting building is located not far from Vienna, more precisely in Prague, Czech Republic. Vlado Milunić and, in cooperation, Frank Gehry were employed as architects. The architectural style is called deconstructivism. Within the building there are offices, a hotel, an art gallery, a bar and a restaurant
The Atomium is a special building located in the Belgian capital of Brussels. It was created in 1958 for the World’s Fair. But what is the Atomium supposed to represent? It is a 165-billion-fold magnified representation of an elementary cell of an iron crystal structure. The Belgian landmark is 102 meters high. The spheres are connected by tubes 23 meters long. With the help of an elevator, visitors can reach the upper sphere. There you can enjoy a breathtaking view.
The Kunsthaus, built in 2003, is located in the Styrian capital. Art lovers can view modern and contemporary art here. The building is part of the Universalmuseum Joanneum. You can find architecture, new media, art, film and photography under one roof. The construction took place within the framework of the Capital of Culture Year 2003. The architects of the Kunsthaus Graz, Peter Cook and Colin Fournier, call this unusual building a “Friendly Alien”.
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