A Modern Twist on the Past
UNESCO World Heritage Centre selects new places to add to its list every year, giving people ownership and pride in what their ancestors created. Architecture, as the mother of all art forms, continues to have its impact over these special sites, and we love discovering these new projects and trends.
China is one of the most diverse and stunning countries in the world in terms of scenery and landscape. In contrast with the baroque World Heritage site, Zhangjiajie National Park, Hunan, artist Martin Duplantier has designed a series of “illusionist” bridges and pavilions as part of a new viewing platform and walking route. A stunning, but somewhat scary, must see!
Meanwhile, at Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO site, Wendell Burnette Architects has revealed their mirage design for the new hotel concept. The hotel will be situated amongst the rock formations featuring architectural façades, which date back to the first century B.C. We are always on the look out for new and inspiring concepts and these two projects would definitely be a great background to some fabulous events.