World’s 10 Most Amazing Glass Buildings.

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  1. National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing

National center for performance art was designed by a French architect Paul Andreu and is located in Beijing, China. The building is also known as the national Grand theatre and is considered as one of the most beautiful glass buildings in the world. The building is also recognized as the giant eggs due to its shape and is made of glass and titanium. It consists of an opera house, two halls with a sitting of almost 5000 people.

  1. Dancing House, Prague

Dancing house is also known as Fred and Ginger. This great structure was built in 1996 in Prague near the Vltava River. The building depicts the image of a pair of dancers and the creators of this great architecture are VadoMilunic and Franck Gehry. In 1996, the building won the award for design of the year.

  1. 30 St Mary Axe, London

This building designed by Norman Foster, is considered as one of the tallest buildings in London. The building consists of 41 floors and is mostly covered with thick glass panels. The construction of this building ended in 2003 and is also known as the ‘The Gherkin’.

  1. Louvre Pyramid, Paris

Louvre Pyramid is certainly the most famous glass building in the list. Although the structure faced a lot of criticism but still it is believed to be one of the great glass constructions in the world. The pyramid like structure serves as an entrance of the renowned Paris museum. The structure was built in 1989 by architect I. M. Pei.

  1. Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

It is one of the most renowned and unique structures in the world. This building was built by Willem Jan Neutelings and MichealRiedijk. The institute for sound and vision consists of 10 floors and is located in Hilversum. This cube shaped building is covered with colored glass panels. The night view of this building is certainly a delight to watch.

  1. Hotel W, Barcelona

Finished in 2009, this Spanish structure is a prime example of modern architecture. This five star hotel designed by Ricardo Bofill, is covered with glass that spreads natural light. The hotel is similar to the shape of a sail therefore also known as the Hotel vela (sail hotelAmazing Glass Buildings

  1. Basque Health Department Headquarters, Bilbao

The structure of this building is so beautiful and iconic that you will think of it as a gallery or a museum rather than an office. This 13-storey building was designed by Coll-BarreuArquitectos and is located in Spain. Its polyhedral glass allows the natural light to pass and illuminate the interior.

  1. The Farnsworth House, Plano

This glass building is the oldest structure in the list. This building is located along the fox river near Plano. This building was designed by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe in 1951 for Dr. Edith Farnsworth. At first it was a one room building with a special feature of transparency that brings people closer to the nature. This building is serving as a museum these days.

  1. Kanagawa Institute of Technology Workshop, Tokyo

This building is considered as one of the most transparent construction in the world. It is single room of about 200 Square meters and was designed by JunyaIshigami and associates. The distinct feature of this structure is that it gives a look of a forest rather than a building.

  1. The Botanical Garden of Curitiba

Located at the center of Curitiba, this building was inspired by the Crystal palace of London. The botanical garden is considered a great tourist place and is surrounded by waterfalls and fountains. This elegant construction is made of glass and metal and was opened in 1991.

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