From sustainable development and entirely self-sufficient ecosystems to the biggest entertainment complexes in the world, the next generation of buildings is set to impress. Here’s a look at the top 10 most impressive upcoming real estate projects in the world.
1. Museum of the Future, Dubai
This technological museum is set to be one of the UAE’s most revolutionary architectural projects. The museum is an initiative by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Crown Prince of Dubai) and will house a network of innovation labs used to develop ideas for future cities. Final completion is set for 2020.
2. Dawang Mountain Resort, China
Designed with futurism in mind and resembling something out of a sci-fi movie, the Dawang Resort is already under construction and will be one of China’s biggest tourist attractions. The completed resort will comprise of an entertainment centre with an indoor ski slope, water park, and supporting commercial facilities covering a gross floor area of 120,000m2. The build will be topped by an impressive 557 ft. tall building.
3. Tour Triangle, France
One of the most inspirational projects set to change the Paris real estate landscape, designed by Herzog and de Meuron for Porte de Versailles. Set to be an impressive 200 metres high. The project has been criticised for its controversial size, but has also received much acclaim for its plans to optimise both solar and wind power. Setting a new standard for green architecture in Europe.
4. Endless City by SURE Architecture, London
Endless City has been designed for the SuperSkyScrapers Awards and although there’s no construction date on the horizon, it’s a project that could change the UK capital in ways that no other build has done before. The brief is to create “an inspirational typology for a high-quality organic skyscraper concept to be used as a tech city". And SURE Architecture’s answer was a structure to accommodate a whole neighbourhood, with its own ecosystem entirely. Featuring residential areas, business and commercial zones, schools, parks and ample green space.
5. Jeddah Tower, Saudi Arabia
Currently under construction and due to be completed in 2020, the Jeddah Tower is set to swipe the Burj Khalifa off the top spot as the world’s tallest building. Located in the city of Jeddah, this skyscraper will be an incredible 1,008 metres high, 180 metres taller than Dubai’s Burj. The preliminary cost output was forecast at SR4.6 billion.
6. Suzhou Zhongnan Center, China
Towering at 729 metres with 137 floors, this will be the tallest building in China once completed. The date is yet to be announced as the project is currently on hold. But once building commences, the costs are estimated to be around 28.5 billion yuan (US$4.46 billion) and the centre is set to beat the current Shanghai Tower (in Lujiazui, Pudong) in total size and height.
7. The Gate, Cairo
A 4.8 million square foot complex in the city’s Heliopolis District, imagined to provide endless greenspace and clean, purified air indoors. ‘Mega trees’ will be the project’s key feature, which describe its vast cylindrical structures covered in plantlife. There will be eight buildings in total with luxury apartments, offices and retail businesses. Plus connected rooftops featuring playgrounds and gardens.
8. Aequorea, Brazil
Dubbed as the “underwater city”, Aequorea in Brazil is the vision of architect Vincent Callebaut, planned for the coastal waters of Rio de Janeiro. The concept is in its early stages but if the proposal was to be authorised, the buildings would go as far as 3,280 feet below water and there would be a number of advanced eco features. Seawater would be desalinated for drinking, microalgae would be used to recycle waste, and natural bioluminescence could be harvested into light energy.
9. Dubai one Tower
Reaching 711 metres, Dubai One will be the tallest residential building in the world when completed. The concept is to appeal to both expats and local professionals in search of a luxury lifestyle. And the tower will include a marina, a shopping centre and a ski slope for entertainment.
10. Dubai Iconic Tower
This skyscraper will just tip the edge for over-towering the Burj Khalifa once the build is finished. Its most remarkable feature, however, is its unique design. Something which is inspired by Islamic architecture, fusing together sustainable design and contemporary styles with the rich heritage of the UAE. Designed as a part of the Dubai Creek Harbour Project and led by the city’s largest developer, Emaar Properties.