Tired of looking at the same old boring, geometrical, blocky buildings? Well so are we! This is why we put together a collection of some of the most outstanding buildings that are unlike anything you’ve seen before as these structures are flower-shaped! Inspired by nature and the beauty of the delicate flower, the designers of these buildings have created something truly unique and jaw-dropping, and Busch’s Florist and Greenhouse have pulled them together for you here.
Wuhan. Wuhan New Energy Centre. Photo: Soeters Van Eldonk
Soaring into the sky like a giant stylized calla lily, on which this design is based, is the Wuhan energy flower building. Considered to be one of the most sustainable buildings in the world, This structure is the home office for the research and development of new energy sources. it is interesting that the architects Turn to nature for their inspiration on creating this new energy-efficient structure. The roof of the tower is tilted at an angle so that it not only provides shade to the offices and the tower underneath during the hottest day of summer, but also to face the Sun and soak up the Rays of energy and panels which covers the surface. Dictionary the roof collects Rainwater to be redistributed throughout the building and used in its restrooms and rooftop garden on the 17th floor. The pistil of the calla lily flower shaped building houses vertical wind turbines to harness the power of the wind for additional energy sources. At the base of the flower tower are the research labs housed in leaf-shaped buildings. Wuhan energy flower is the largest sustainable structure in China.
Lotus Temple, Dehli
Lotus Temple view from above
A beautiful large blossoming lotus flower decorates an urban landscape filled with boring blocky architecture. This amazing structure is designed to resemble the lotus flower and its beautiful symmetry. The lotus blossom is also a flower sacred to India. Three rows of nine petals each make up the exterior of this structure. The top two levels curve inwards towards the interior dome while the lower levels curves outwards to provide covered canopies above each of the nine openings. The exterior is also clad in white marble adding to the pristine and shimmery nature of this beautiful flower. Inside, the dome is decorated with reflections of light and water instead of any idols or carvings. Open to all people of any faith or religion, this temple is an homage to the creator and uses nature through the form of sunlight and water to capture the essence of creation. The reflection pools which surround the structure not only provide cooled air to the interior of the dome, but also provides the illusion of the temple floating on water.
ArtScience Museum in Singapore
ArtScience Museum from above
A striking, radiating design constructed to appear light and airy, the ArtScience Museum building is an amazing example of modern architecture. Based on the form of a lotus blossom, there are ten petals that vary in height and rise up in an elegant curving fashion. Each petal houses a different section of the art gallery and the rectangular skylight at the tip of each one allows for natural sunlight to illuminate the inside galleries. The dish-shaped roof has a central opening for channeling rainwater into the building resulting in a waterfall which drops down through the center of the entire building. It ends on the lowest level in a reflection pond. The rainwater is reused to allow for the waterfall to continuously fall, as well as for supplying reclaimed water to the restrooms and exterior landscaping.
Lotus-inspired Motisons Tower
Nightly Light Show at Motisons Tow
Three enormous bejeweled lotus leaves spring out the top of this rectangular structure in what has become a popular landmark for tourists in the city of Jaipur. Deep jewel-toned colored lotus leaves rimmed in gold bely what lies inside this famous jewelry store. At night, the colors light up in an amazing display of LED colors which pulse and change in an endless variation based on the owner’s whim. Veins displayed in white crawl across the surface of the petals in a dynamic and organic fashion that is a wonderful spectacle to see.