10 Weirdest-Looking Examples of Modern Chinese Architecture

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Huge factories, countless mines, sewing factories and assembly lines – all of these are not the only things the modern China is known for. There are also fascinating architectural projects that look as if they’ve been built by aliens. Like, seriously, look at those photos! Who even thinks of these designs?

 

 

1. Opera House in Harbin
This stunning opera house was built in the city of Harbin, famous for its winter festivals. This place actually used to be a swamp near the Sungari river, so now the Opera house organically fits into the surrounding landscape thanks to its winding and smooth lines.

 

 

2. The Shanghai Tower
The Shanghai Tower is a truly majestic 632 meter-tall skyscraper, with the total area of 380,000 m². Inside you’ll find offices of various companies, entertainment and shopping centers, hotels, fitness studios, hairdressers, laundries, shops and pretty much everything else you may need.


3. Museum of the Revolution in Wuhan
Wuhan is the largest city in the central part of China in terms of population. It is famous for its history, which was reflected in this magnificent museum center, built in 2011. You can probably tell that it attracts visitors not only with interesting exhibitions, but also with incredible design. It’s like something straight out of anime.

 

 

4. Galaxy SOHO complex in Beijing
Galaxy SOHO complex in Beijing is my personal favorite on this list. The 330,000 m² complex consists of five interconnected bubble-like buildings. The lower floors are occupied by a shopping and entertainment center, and the 12 upper floors are probably the best offices in the world. And all the way on the rooftop there’s a bar and a restaurant with an amazing panoramic view.

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