In 2004, architects, engineers, planners, landscape architects and interior designers at global design studio HOK were brought in to devise a 600,000 sq m transport hub to replace the outdated Doha International Airport. The answer is this magnificent and modern airport!
Did you know that the world’s longest roudabout is located in Malaysia? This roundabout which was completed in 1999 is 3.5 km long and a part of the planned city Putrajaya which was established in 1995. The city is located 25 km south of Kuala Lumpur and serves as the administrative centre of Malaysia. The seat of government shifted in 1999 from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya, due to overcrowding and congestion in Kuala Lumpur.
The interchanges in China are one of a kind, not to mention the traffic itself! The 400 main interchanges in Bejing itself takes up 60% of the time spent in traffic. But what a masterpiece enveloping the land. It might not be seen when driving but it is beautiful seeing it from above.
Disneyland Paris established in 1992 is located 32 km east of Paris. Looking from above we see how the park area is formed as a circle by the road. Moreover the train track goes straight through the circle. If you look even more closely you will see how much geometry there is in the establishment!
Location | Incheon International Airport, Incheon, South Korea
Incheon International Airport is designed by Fentress Architects. They made the airport masterplan in 1990 when Korea had the need to expand airport capacity. The airport has been rated to the best airport every year since 2005 and is the world’s cleanest airport, but also for being the best international transit airport.
Location | Beijing South Railway Station, Beijing, China
Beijing South Railway Station opened in 1897, but was rebuilt in 2008 into this fabulous landmark seen from an aerial view. It has a wavy roof which to some seem like a spaceship. Have you seen any similar landmarks?