The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has honoured the RIBA International Awards to buildings for their breathtaking beauty and futuristic design in 2011. Find out the list of best 5 buildings with marvelous architecture:
- Masdar Institute Campus, Abu Dhabi - The campus built by the Architect, Foster and Partners uses traditional and modern materials for a perfect blend of natural lighting and cooling that minimizes energy requirements.
- Guangzhou Opera House, Guangzhou, China - Built by Zaha Hadid Architects, this structure resembles two pebbles along the Pearl River and looks like a space ship under the stars, which costs around USD 200 million.
- Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia - It is a group of buildings, terraces, pools and gardens situated 100 meters above the Indian Ocean on a limestone cliff, which costs around USD 100 million.
- Galleria Centercity Department Store, Cheonan, Republic of Korea - The beautiful Galleria Cheonan built by the architect UN Studio, is a semi-cultural meeting place and a department store with a total area of 66,700 sq m.
- North College, Rice University, Houston, USA - This building with 400 rooms has a glass-covered cafe and a special exhibition gallery. The gross internal area is about 300,000 sq m.