This year will mark the completion of some works started years ago around the world.
The year 2021 continues to generate high expectations around the world, especially after a long period of pandemic. In the field of architecture, it is no different: several ambitious projects, which bring together characteristics and techniques that are increasingly modern, should be completed and opened this year. Around here, we’re already looking forward to it! Check out the following 6 architecture projects to keep an eye on in 2021:
Wormhole Library, by MAD Architects in China
Superfuturistic in design, this library is being developed by Chinese architecture and design firm MAD Architects off the coast of Haikou. The building is expected to open in 2021 and is being constructed using 3D printing. It will be a multifunctional space and was designed so that visitors can escape the hustle and bustle of urban life to read, enjoy the scenery and watch outdoor presentations.
OurDomain, by OZ Architects in the Netherlands
It’s not every day that a student dormitory complex attracts international attention. The OurDomain project, which is being developed by the OZ Architects office in Amsterdam, had its first building completed in 2020 and the other 2 others should be completed this year. In total, there will be 1,500 bedrooms distributed in an area of 90,000 m². Located in a commercial region, the project is expected to bring new investments and new life to businesses and the community in the area. The project draws attention for its staggered and colorful design.
Little Island, by Heatherwick Studio in the USA
After seven years of construction, Little Island elevated park is expected to be completed in 2021 by Thomas Heatherwick Studios in New York. For the structure, the studio planned 132 mushroom-shaped columns that will be attached to the Hudson River and will support the park’s green area.
Aquarela Complex in Ecuador
In 2021, we should also have the first images of the Aquarela residential building complex, designed by Pritzker winner Jean Nouvel in Quito, Ecuador’s capital. Altogether there will be 650 residential units that will be covered with vegetation on the verandas. The idea is for the project to mimic the surrounding landscape, with a façade covered in stones. Sustainability, of course, will also be critical for the building complex, which will have solar panels and water reuse systems to water the landscaping.
House of Hungarian Music, by Sou Fujimoto in Budapest
Signed by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, the Hungarian Music House is close to completion. The space is part of the Liget Budapest project, Europe’s largest urban cultural development program and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2021. The institution will function as the world’s first installation dedicated to complex musical initiation, bringing musical experiences to visitors through interactive exhibitions, concerts and music education workshops.
Rosewood Hotel in São Paulo
Of course the list needed this representative! Designed by architect Jean Nouvel and with interiors designed by Philippe Starck, the Rosewood hotel will be built in Bela Vista, close to Avenida Paulista. It will also have a wellness center with more than 50 activities on 6,000 m².