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The 12 Strangest Building in China

A successful architectural design is a perfect blend of architecture and aesthetics. It is a solidified art sculpture made of steel and cement. But in today’s country, there are still some strange buildings. Today, let’s take a look at some strange buildings in China.


  1. CCTV Headquarters

CCTV Headquarters is eye-catching because of its weird shape which like “big pants.” The US “Times” magazine called it “the most exotic building in the world.”



  1. The Le Grand Large Hotel

The Le Grand Large Hotel is a hotel located in Sanhe City, Hebei Province. The shape of the hotel is “Fukurokuju”. It once boarded the Guinness Book of World Records with the “Maximum Pictographic Building” and won the Guinness Best Project Award.



  1. Shenyang Coin Building

Shenyang Coin Building is an ancient coin-shaped building designed by Taiwanese C.Y. Lee & Partners. In January 2012, it was selected as one of the world’s ugliest top ten buildings by CNN.



  1. Shanghai LV Building

Shanghai LV Building is located at Xianxia Road, Zunyi Road, Shanghai, also known as Shanghai Hongqiao Shangjia Center. Because its architectural shape resembles boots, it is known as the “boots building”.



  1. Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center and Jinmao Tower were ridiculed by the netizens as “three-piece kitchens” because they look like egg beaters, bottle openers and syringes.



  1. Kunming Phone-shaped Building

It is located in Huancheng East Road, Panlong District, Kunming City. It was completed in 1999. The button for this “giant phone” is the window of the building, and the screen is the glass exterior of the top floor. It is like a hand holding a mobile phone. It was ranked third in China’s ugliest top 10 architectural selections that a website was launched in 2014.

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  1. Wuxi Exhibition Center of Wanda Cultural Tourism City

It is a project exhibition center carefully built by Wuxi Wanda Cultural Tourism City. As the world’s largest teapot-shaped building, it was awarded the “Best World’s Best of the World” by the Kenis Headquarters of Shanghai World.



  1. Sichuang Wuliangye bottle-shaped Building

Located in Yibin, Sichuan, it is decorated by a power station. The shape of the building is Wuliangye bottle, which was successfully selected into China’s top ten ugly buildings.



  1. Wuxi Spectral-style Residential Complex

When you approach the Tianyi elevated road of National Highway 312 in Wuxi, Jiangsu, you will see a building with a shape like “diamond” with rich colors. The residential building adopts a “spectral type” design, which is derived from an advanced design that is advantageous for daylighting.



  1. The Gate of the Orient

The netizens jokingly said, “the Gate of the Orient looks like a pair of long pants or a pair of low-rise jeans.



  1. Shi jiazhuang Building with the Combination of Chinese and Western Elements

It is located in Shijiazhuang New Great Wall International Film City. Its peculiar shape and unique design concept have once become a hot spot for everyone! This building is a combination of Western-style buildings and the Hall of Prayer.



  1. Hefei International Science and Technology Innovation Achievement Exhibition Hall

It is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Fangxing Avenue and Guangxi Road in Hefei City, on the banks of the Tangxi River. The design of the program was inspired by folk children’s play bars. Although it is known as the bird’s nest in Hefei, its design has been rumored by netizens to say, “At first glance, it is a pile of scrap iron.” Also some netizens jokingly said, “Is this building piled up with Golden Cudgel?”

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What strange buildings have you seen? Or what strange buildings are there in your city? Welcome to leave your comments.

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