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5 buildings that will shape the world in 2020, mostly dominated by one country

China built more skyscrapers than the rest of the world combined, an Indian architect won the Pritzker Prize for the first time and a housing complex for the elderly was named "World Building of the Year."

5. Norra Tornen, Stockholm, Sweden


  • Location: Vasastaden, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Architect: Reinier de Graaf , from OMA

  • Year of completion: The eastern tower opened in 2018 and the west tower will open in 2020.

  • Dimensions: East: 125 metres (410 ft) West: 110 metres (360 ft)

  • Capacity: 300 residential units

Laurian Ghinitoiu

4. Leeza SOHO, Beijing, China


  • Location: Lize Financial Business District in Beijing. 🇨🇳

  • Architect: Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher.

  • Year of completion: The construction of the building began in 2015 and is set to be completed in 2019.

  • Dimensions: 207 m (679 ft) tall with 46 floors.

Image: Courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects Renders by MIR

3. Wuxi Taihu Show Theatre, Wuxi, China


  • Location: Jiangsu Province 🇨🇳

  • Architect: StevenChilton Architects

  • Year of completion: due to open in 2019

  • Dimensions: 2000 seat capacity.

Steven Chilton Architects

2. 30 Hudson Yards, New York


  • Location: West Side area of Manhattan, New York 🇺🇸

  • Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox (architect & master planner)

  • Year of completion: 2012-2019

  • Dimensions: height: 387 m / 1,269ft with a 101 floor count.

Courtesy of Related-Oxford

1. Beijing Daxing International Airport, Beijing, China


  • Location: border of Beijing and Langfang 🇨🇳

  • Architect: The airport's master plan was designed by NACO and the terminal building was designed by British architects Zaha Hadid Architects.

  • Year of completion: Opened25 September 2019 (opening ceremony), 26 September 2019 (first commercial flight)

  • Dimensions: facilities area 700,000 m^2

  • Cost: $11 billion 💵

Methanolia / Zaha Hadid Architects

source: CNN


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