Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Ugly Architecture Awards in China

China is the canvas for some amazing architecture! It also is the canvas for a lot of Architecture Goes Wild moments. To avoid these, the government has called for an end of ugly and ostentatious buildings. And, now there is a Chinese vote on the "winners".  Here are some finalists.

A squat large tower in the shape of Russian Nesting Dolls

An odd (but I don't think ugly) sinuous roof on multiple buildings in Shanghai

A garish crosswalk above streets (may cause driver distraction)

This science museum is more odd than ugly

These giant statues anchor both ends of a pedestrian bridge.

Hard Rock Hotel or Christian Church?

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