The year 2020 is going to be a promising year in terms of development in the construction industry. There are state-of-the-art architectural projects underway this year. With the advancements in technology and the inclusion of robotics and automation in the field of construction, these projects are considered the most advanced buildings that will re-define the future of the construction industry. From high-rise buildings to airport renovations, we look forward to following the most-promising 2020 construction projects across the globe.
1. Audrey Irmas Pavilion
Audrey Irmas Pavilion is a new addition to the Wilshire Boulevard Temples in Los, Angeles, California. It will serve as a multi-purpose event space to serve large gatherings, banquets, conventions, performances and earth exhibitions. The exterior of the building comprises symmetrical hexagonal panels giving an overall mesmerizing outlook to the building structure.
2. Bee’ah Headquarters, UAE
This project is one of the last designs conceived by the legendary Pritzker Prize winner Zaha Hadid sudden death in 2016. This dune-shaped building will serve as the headquarters for a waste management company Bee’ah. One of the most interesting features of this building is that it will be equipped with the latest artificial intelligence and Tesla technology to reduce the energy consumption to absolute zero.
3. Musee Atelier Audemars Piguet, Switzerland
This sculptural museum has a futuristic exterior design similar to a spiral coil. It will serve as exhibition space as well as a venue for presentations and workshop facility for future projects discussion and launches. One of the world’s most renowned architect Bjarke Ingels and his firm has designed this spiraling structure inspired by the horologist’s iconic timepiece.
4. One Vanderbilt, New York
One Vanderbilt will be one of the skyscrapers adjacent to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. This 1,400-foot 77-story building will be one of its kind of office building. This building will be a shiny skyscraper with alternative glass and terra cotta bands all over its façade.
5. Vista Tower, Chicago
Vista Tower is all set to mark its record as the third-tallest building in the Windy City. This tower designed by Studio Gang firm founded by a woman designer Jeanne Gang will be a trio of the interconnected volume of multiple heights. The largest of these trio towers will be as high as 1,200 feet above the Chicago River. There are going to 400 residential apartments and an ultra-luxurious hotel in Vista Tower.
6. The Lantern House, New York
Heather wick Studio is all set to complete its first-ever residential project in the United States. These luxury apartments are located south of Vessel at Hudson Yards. The Lantern house consists of a pair of buildings with bulging bay windows. One building will be 10-stories and the other will be 22-story.
7. Atrio Towers, Bogota
Atrio towers will be one of the largest commercial development in central Bogota. Two towers, North and South, of 42 floors and 58 floors will provide office spaces, public and retail services. It is expected that the Atrio towers will accommodate around 72,000 people on a daily basis.
8. Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), Cairo
The Grand Egyptian Museum is going to be one of the world’s largest archaeological institutions. GEM is going to be located a mile from the great Giza pyramids. It will exhibit a collection of around 100 thousand artifacts including 5,000 objects that belong to the famed King Tut. The visitors will be welcome by an 83-ton Ramses II statue made of red granite. The museum will span over the area of 5.2 million square feet with an overall estimated cost of $1 billion. This splendid museum has got pyramid-glass panels that form large-sized pyramids all over the façade.
9. Museum of the Future, Dubai
Dubai is already renowned for its skyscrapers and sky-rise buildings. The museum of the future is conceptualized by Killa Design will be a torus-structure with a reflective metallic façade building. The museum will be situated on central Sheikh Zayed Road. This museum is a true reflection of the future with an oval cutout in the center. The museum will serve as an incubator for inventive futuristic designs. One interesting feature is that the front of the building will have Arabic calligraphy inscriptions written on it.
10. Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Los Angeles
This long-awaited Academy Museum will make its debut coming December. This museum will exhibit a colossal collection of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that include:
- 190,000 film and video assets
- 100,000 production art pieces
It is expected that this museum is going to become one of the most visited attractions in Los Angeles in the near future.
11. Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium
The most anticipated 2020 Olympics are going to be held in a three-tiered stadium that will accommodate 80,000 people. This stadium is under the completion phase at the location of Kenzo Tange’s 1964 Tokyo Olympic Stadium that was demolished for the new structure.
12. Pier55, Hudson River
Thomas Heatherwick’s Studio has designed this unique eco-friendly Pier55 worth $170 million. It will serve as an outdoor performance venue as well as a marine sanctuary. The lush green landscape is built on top of 300 mushroom-shaped concrete columns. The structure is placed 186 feet over the shoreline of Hudson River.
13. Garden house, Los Angeles
It is going to be an eco-friendly garden-like residential village built atop a commercial plaza. It consists of 18-unit residential green villas surrounded by trees and greenery ascending upwards thus forming a small hill-like structure.
14. 1,000 Trees, Shanghai
It is a one-of-its-own-kind go-green project spanning over 300,000 square meter area. This mega project looks like two tree-covered mountains comprising of 400 terraces and 1000 structural columns.
15. Santiago International Airport, Chile
Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport in Chile serves as a hub that connects America, Europe, and Oceania. The enormous growth in the total number of flights is the major cause of the construction of the new Santiago International Airport. The existing terminal is also being renovated and developed to handle the passengers’ load. The new international airport will have an extended car park facility, auxiliary buildings, power plant, and water treatment plant.