There are several strangest, unusual and unique buildings in the world. When you buy travel packages for any particular travel destination, do not forget to checkout list of places to be visited. Is there any weird shaped buildings in your list? If these types of places are not included then you ask for. It is one of the most adventurous things to consider when you plan or buy your travel package.

Have you ever think that the buildings are not just the place where we work but also a piece of art. In each and every destination, you will find different types of art according to the culture. But have you ever seen a skyscraper with unique and strange design? In this article, we have compiled a list of the most unusual, strangest and unique buildings in the world.

15 Most Unusual, Strangest and Unique Buildings In The World [Latest]

1. Basket Building – Newark, Ohio

The Longaberger Company was an American company, manufacturing lifestyle and maple wood baskets. The company’s headquarter was opened in 1997 and the design was prepared by the company itself. The Basket Building is a seven-story building, constructed on a land of 180,000 square foot.

As per latest news, this basket building was sold to another company and it is again in the market for sale. They are finding a good buyer for this unusual building.

Basket Building - Newark, Ohio
Basket Building – Newark, Ohio

2. National Centre for the Performing Arts – Beijing, China

National Centre for the Performing Arts is one of the largest opera houses in the Republic of China. It was opened in December, 2007. The construction is designed in giant egg style. The height of the building is 46.28m. It is one of the best modern architectures in the People’s Republic of China.

National Centre for the Performing Arts - Beijing, China
National Centre for the Performing Arts – Beijing, China

3. Dancing House – Prague, Czech Republic

Dancing House is one of the modern marvelous architectures in the Czech Republic. It is located at Rašínovo nábřeží 80, Praha. The construction was started in 1992 and completed in 1996.

Vlado Milunić, and Frank Gehry were the architects of the Dancing House building. It is one of the most unusual buildings in the world.

Dancing House - Prague, Czech Republic
Dancing House – Prague, Czech Republic

4. Marina Bay Sands Hotel – Singapore

Marina Bay Sands is the largest luxurious hotel in the city-state Singapore. It was opened on 15th February, 2011 with a grand opening ceremony. It is located at the Bayfront Avenue, Singapore.

The hotel’s infinity edge swimming pool is located on the roof the Marina Bay Sands. It is one of the most popular and unique luxury hotels in the world.

Marina Bay Sands Hotel New Years Eve
Marina Bay Sands Hotel New Years Eve

5. Aldar Headquarters – Abu Dhabi, UAE

Aldar Headquarters is the first circular construction in the Middle East. It is located at the Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. It is the official headquarters of Aldar Properties. It is one of the best and strangest buildings in the world.

Aldar Headquarters - Abu Dhabi, UAE
Aldar Headquarters – Abu Dhabi, UAE

6. Turning Torso – Malmo, Sweden

Turning Torso is one of the weird constructions in the Nordic countries. It is also the tallest skyscraper in Sweden with a height of 190 m (roof). There are total 54 floors.

The building was designed by Santiago Calatrava, a Spanish architect. To your surprise, it is considered as the 1st twisted high-rise (skyscraper) building in the world.

Turning Torso - Malmo, Sweden
Turning Torso – Malmo, Sweden

7. Antilia, Mumbai, India

Antilia is the official residence of the Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani. He spent more than one billion-dollar to construct this multi-story home. It is also the first billion-dollar home in the world. Right now, the building is valued at US$2 billion, only second, after Buckingham Palace, England.

Antilla, Mumbai, India
Antilla, Mumbai, India

8. Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center – Baku, Azerbaijan

Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center is the masterpiece of art, located in the city of Baku in Azerbaijan. It was designed  by Zaha Hadid, an Iraqi-British architect. The center consists a conference hall, a gallery hall and a museum. It is one of the most beautiful and amazing buildings in the world.

Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center - Baku, Azerbaijan
Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center – Baku, Azerbaijan

9. Lotus Temple – Delhi, India

The Lotus Temple is a Bahá’í House of Worship, located in New Delhi, India. It was opened on 24th December, 1986. The Lotus Temple is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Delhi, the capital of India.

The Lotus Temple, New Delhi is also one of only seven major Bahai temples around the world. It is one of the unique buildings in the world.

Read Interesting Article Also: Unusual Borders Across the World and Unusual Hotels Around the World

Lotus Temple Delhi India
Lotus Temple Delhi India

10. Krzywy Domek – Sopot, Poland

Krzywy Domek is one of the most weird constructions in Poland. Actually, it is a part of Rezydent shopping center, located in Sopot, Poland. The size of the building is 4,000 sq. mt (approx.), which was constructed in 2004.

This building is considered as one of the most weird buildings in the world, thanks to it’s unique design and architecture.

Krzywy Domek - Sopot, Poland
Krzywy Domek – Sopot, Poland

11. Ryugyong Hotel – Pyongyang, North Korea

North Korea is one of the most popular countries in the world due to its dictator Kim Jong-un. To impress the world, North Korea has tried to build the most luxurious hotel in North Korea. Ryugyong Hotel is still empty and incomplete after over 25 years of construction.

Ryugyong Hotel - Pyongyang, North Korea
Ryugyong Hotel – Pyongyang, North Korea

12. Stone House, Guimarães, Portugal

Casa do Penedo or widely known as stone house is located between Celorico de Basto and Fafe, in northern Portugal. It was opened in 1974 and considered as one of the most unusual buildings in the world. The rock house was built from large boulder (total 4).

Stone House, Guimarães, Portugal
Stone House, Guimarães, Portugal Image Source: Ancient Origins

13. Kansas City Library (Missouri, USA)

Kansas City Library is considered as one of the most strangest buildings in the world. The main library was built in 2004 and offers variety of books. It is one of the best places to visit when you visit Kansas City for your holiday.

Kansas City Library (Missouri, USA)
Kansas City Library (Missouri, USA) Image Source: iDesignArch

14. Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao, Spain)

Guggenheim Museum is located in Bilbao, Spain and considered as one of the weird buildings in the world. The designed was prepared by popular Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry. It is one of the most unusual buildings in the world.

Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao, Spain)
Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao, Spain) Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

15. Rotating Tower, Dubai, UAE

Rotating Tower or Dynamic Tower is a popularly proposed skyscraper in Dubai. To your surprise, each floor will be designed separately to rotate it independently to show changing shape of the tower. It is one of the most modern unique buildings in the world.

Dynamic Tower, Dubai
Dynamic Tower, Dubai Image Source: What’s On Dubai .ae

Article Title: 15 Most Unusual, Strangest and Unique Buildings In The World [Latest]
Article last re-published on June 2, 2019.

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