These buildings are some of the most technologically advanced in the world. They have helped shaped history, inspired artists, and given us new ways to see our world.
These high-tech buildings and projects will continue to inspire generations for years to come.
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10 most technological buildings in the world
1. Technological buildings: the Bahrain World Trade Center
The Bahrain World Trade Center is the tallest building in Bahrain, and the eighth tallest in the world. It’s also the third tallest building in the Arab world, and second tallest in the GCC.
The tower was designed by SOM Architects, and opened in 2009 at a height of 309 meters (1,016 feet).
2. Technological buildings: Capital Gate
Capital Gate is a skyscraper in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The tower is the second tallest building in Abu Dhabi, after the Emirates Palace hotel. The building has a height of 435 meters (1,427 ft) with 100 floors above ground level.
As part of Abu Dhabi’s 2030 plan to increase sustainability around the city-state, Capital Gate aims to be environmentally friendly through its design and energy efficiency systems—the structure uses natural ventilation for cooling instead of air conditioning systems, reducing its environmental impact by 50 percent compared to traditional buildings. Also, it uses LED lighting throughout all common areas such as hallways, restrooms and stairwells; these lights can turn off when no one is present in these spaces.
3. Technological buildings: Masdar City
Masdar City is a solar-powered city in Abu Dhabi. It is one of the most advanced and ambitious projects on this list. It works entirely with renewable energy, and it has a population of 5,000 people. Masdar City is located within Abu Dhabi, which means that it’s very easy to access by car or public transport from anywhere else in the city.
The main feature about Masdar City is that it will be powered only by renewable energy sources like wind and solar power because they are more environmentally friendly than fossil fuels such as coal or oil (which pollute our atmosphere when burned).
4. Shanghai World Financial Center
The Shanghai World Financial Center is the second tallest building in the world, with a total of 101 floors. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates designed it in 2008.
Located in Shanghai, China, this skyscraper is 1,614 feet tall and has over 250 elevators. The building also has two observation decks: one on the 88th floor and another on the 123rd floor—you’ll have to decide whether you’re brave enough to go up both of these.
5. Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower
The Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower is a skyscraper in Panama City, Panama—part of the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower complex. The Trump Organization owns it.
The building stands 70 floors tall with 202 hotel rooms, 60 private residences and 4 suites (3 of which are penthouses). Construction started on April 3, 2006 and was completed in 2011..
6. Hearst Tower
The Hearst Tower is a skyscraper in New York City, located at 300 West 57th Street. The building serves as the headquarters for the Hearst Corporation.
The building has been given numerous design awards since its construction, including being named “Best Tall Building Worldwide” by Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat in 2010 and 2012. It also received an American Institute of Architects Gold Medal Award in 2011.
7. Amazon Spheres
The three glass domes are made of a combination of glass, steel and concrete. They are designed to be a rainforest, with plants from across the world. According to Business Insider, “The spheres house more than 500 species of plants from around the globe—from carnivorous pitcher plants to bromeliads and orchids that float in airy clouds—and provide an immersive natural experience for Amazon employees and visitors.”
There is also an amphitheater in the center where employees can relax or hold meetings. Both employees and members of the public can use it as well as act as an event space.
8. Dubai Frame
You can find the Dubai Frame in the Dubai Mall. The structure looks like a giant picture frame. It’s made up of hundreds of steel beams that are covered by glass panels that allow visitors to see inside; some of these panels are tinted green or blue, while others have images printed on them.
The Dubai Frame was built to commemorate the United Arab Emirates’ 50th anniversary as an independent country in 2018.
In addition to being a symbol of unity within UAE itself, The Dubai Frame has also become something else: a major tourist attraction with over 1 million visitors each year.
9. Bloomberg London
Bloomberg London is a modern office building located in the City of London. The designers are Foster + Partners, who are famous for designing other high-tech buildings such as the Gherkin and the Shard.
The Bloomberg London building has an open atrium and ten floors, constructed using steel columns to create large spans between them.
10. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is a football stadium in Tottenham, London, which opened in 2018. The stadium has a capacity of around 81,000.
It is one of the most technologically advanced stadiums in the world. It has a retractable roof that can open or close depending on weather conditions and it also contains a retractable pitch.