As florists, we love all things flowers, including these amazing flower-shaped buildings! These innovative and stunning structures were created by architects who inspired by the beauty and symbolism of flowers. Take a look at the collection of these awesome structures the flower experts at Central Square Florist have collected for you.
Lotus Temple, Dehli
Lotus Temple view from above
A beautiful large marble clad concrete lotus flower blooms within the urban landscape around it. the Lotus Temple is a place of worship open to all people of all faiths and all religions. the design is based on the Lotus Blossom which is the sacred flower of India. 27 petals and circle and interior dome that has no Idols or carvings or pictures. Instead, reflected light from the sun the addresses of the structure and the reflection pools outside provide the decor. It is meant to make people contemplate and think about all creation and the Creator. The nine reflection pools outside each of the nine entrances are in the shape of the lotus blossom leaves and give the illusion that the flower is floating on water.
ArtScience Museum in Singapore
ArtScience Museum from above
The ArtScience museum is another building inspired by the lovely Lotus Blossom. In this structure, there are 10 petals radiating rising up around the center of the flower at different heights. Loop pedal contains a different section of the art gallery. The tip of each pedal is capped off with a rectangular Skylight so that natural light can illuminate the curving walls of the gallery. In the center of the dish-shaped roof is a hole in the structure that collects rain water that creates a waterfall that drops all the way down through the center of the building into a reflection pond on the lowest level. Water is recycled to create a continuous waterfall Loop. The Recycled water is also diverted for use in the structures restrooms and exterior landscape. The base of the building is buried underground which gives the effect of the floral top a light floating airy quality – Just like the actual Lotus Blossom looks as it floats across water.
Lotus-inspired Motisons Tower
Nightly Light Show at Motisons Tower
When coming across Motisons Tower, you can’t help but be stunned by the enormous colorful leaves that are sprouting out of the rectangular base. Three large lotus leaves rise up into the sky from each side of the building. The rich jewel tones of the leaves rimmed in gold are striking. For the real spectacle and magic of this building you will have to wait until night time. That is when the Lotus leaves come to life with bright LED pulsating colors that change every few minutes. It is a structural marvel and a wonderful example of what modern architecture can do.
Wuhan. Wuhan New Energy Centre. Photo: Soeters Van Eldonk
The Wuhan energy flower is an amazing example of modern sustainable architecture. Inspired by the calla lily, this structure soars into the sky and has a circular roof that tilts towards the sun. This not only allows the solar panels on the surface of the roof to soak up the sun’s energy, but also for the building to provide its own shade to the offices below during the hottest days of the summer. Rooftop also acts as a basin to catch rainwater and recycle it throughout the building to be used in the bathroom and for watering the rooftop garden on the 17th floor. Within the pistol that rises from the center of the roof are vertical wind turbines which harness the wind power. Housing the Wuhan Energy Center, which is devoted to the research and development of new energy sources, this structure has zero carbon emissions and uses no fossil fuels. At the base of this structure are laboratories built in the shape of leaves.