Architecture critic Jonathan Glancey chose the best buildings of 2017 for the BBC. The “Best Buildings of 2017” list prepared by Jonathan Glancey for BBC Design highlighted eight different architectural projects in different cities of the world.
Here are the best builds of 2017!
Lego House (Billund/Denmark)
Built in Lego style, Lego House offers its visitors the experience of living inside of Lego.
Lego House was completed in four years. Lego House, designed by Bjarke Ingels, is an experience center with free and public spaces.
Yves Saint Laurent Museum (Marrakech/Morocco)
After his first visit to Marrakech in 1966, French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent stopped by the city every year to make his latest designs. In 2017, a museum named after Laurent was opened in the city.
The terracotta brick walls of the museum resemble woolen fabric, and the smooth cream-colored entrance resembles silk. Visitors enter the museum as if trying on a YSL-designed garment.
Hastings Pier (East Sussex/England)
Renovation of Hastings pier in southeast England was completed in 2016. It won the RIBA Stirling Award for architecture this year. During the reign of Queen Victoria, the pier, which was one of the most important places for people to have fun, became unusable due to fire and sea.
Juergen Teller Studio (London/England)
The studio of German-born photographer Juergen Teller is located in London’s North Kensington district. Here, the small studios built with the theme of concrete, light and garden in a narrow space between buildings remind of ancient Roman houses with their modern style.
Louvre Abu Dhabi (UAE)
The first of the extensions of the famous Louvre Museum in Paris is the controversial art gallery in Abu Dhabi with a cost of over 4 billion dollars.
The 23-gallery structure resembles a walled, labyrinth-like narrow passageway building. The main dome of the building is made of 7850 steel and aluminum cladding and daylight seeps through it.
Naples-Afragola Train Station (Naples/Italy)
One of Italy’s 13 high-speed train stations, this station covers 8 railway lines in the shadow of Mount Veduvius. The structure of the station is dynamically suited to this land of earthquakes and volcanoes.
Tianjin Binhai Library (Tienchin/China)
Books appear on the walls of the library in China, even at an inaccessible height. But these are book-like aluminum covers. This place was built to attract the people of the region to the world of books.
Opened in January 2107, this concert hall was perhaps the building of the year in terms of architecture. One of the city’s old port warehouses has been converted into opera and concert halls.