The world has an array of amazing buildings that showcase the cultural architecture of each country. From ancient buildings scattered about in Italy, to the technologically advanced buildings in China, each building and structure has a unique history from it’s origin. Humans have been making amazing, sturdy structures since ancient times that have withstood weathering, the elements, and passing time such as the pyramids of Giza, or the buildings of Pompeii. No matter what feats that humans have had to overcome throughout history, our architecture seems to improve more and more.
The following is a list of a few of the coolest buildings currently standing in the world.
Taj Mahal, Agra, India
Deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, the Taj Mahal is a beautiful marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Prasdesh, India. Considered one of the best examples of Mughal architecture, the Taj Mahal has a rich history, which was built starting in 1632. Built by Mughal emperor Shah Juhan, in memory of his wife Mumtaz Muhal, the Taj Mahal was not completed until 1653. Thousands of artisans and craftsmen were involved in the construction of the Taj Mahal, with beautiful art and structures inside, capturing the Persian, Turkish, Indian, and Islamic cultures in a beautiful way. There are several gardens, including the magnificent Moonlight Gardens, as well as a mosque and a bazaar on site of the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal has a tomb which is the central focus of the structure, that contain Mumtaz Muhal and Shah Juhan in the lower levels.
Niños Conarte, Monterrey, Mexico
Located in the largest city in Mexico, Monterrey, the Niños Conarte library is a beautiful geometric structure inside meant to depict the surrounding geography of the area. The Conarte is the Council for the Culture and Arts of Nuevo Leon, with a plethora of museums, gardens, convention centers, themeparks, and auditoriums surrounding the Conarte. Inside of Niños Conarte, the book shelves and floor of the library are asymmetrical and geometrically multi-purpose, in the shapes of the mountains surrounding the city of Monterrey. The colors are cheerful and the space is meant to be a fun place to ignite a child’s imagination while they play and read. Also contained within the walls of the Niños Conarte is a cultural center and auditorium with unique lighting and colors to match the rest of the building’s architecture. The location of the area that the Ninos Conarte is, Fundidora Park, used to be the site of a massive steelworks location that was established in 1900.