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The 10 Most Attractive Gold-Covered Structures in the World

The 10 Most Attractive Gold-Covered Structures in the World
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The 10 Most Attractive Gold-Covered Structures in the World

In an architectural of silver metal exteriors, a golden building is a treasure to the eyes, here are The 10 Most Attractive Gold-Covered Structures in the World.

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Not only does it stand apart from its surroundings, but it can bring an unexpected heat to the sometimes unforgiving geometric lines of modern structures.

A gold-toned edifice is not news gold leaf has been used in architecture for centuries,but contemporary buildings are bringing a new dimension to the colour through alloyed metals and contrasting materials.

Actual gold isn’t typically used, the shade itself adds a certain value look to whatever it covers, elevating a building from celebrated to cherished. What follows are notable examples of golden architecture by the likes of Frank Gehry, Rafael Viñoly, and Foster + Partners.

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Shanghai Expo 2010

Inspired by the rolling sand dunes of the United Arab Emirates, the UAE Pavilion for China’s 2010 Shanghai Expo by Foster + Partners features  undulate panels of gold-tinted stainless steel. The distinctive roofline was designed to be as environmentally efficient as possible by orienting the panels to deflect the wind and let in sunlight on the north elevation while blocking it on the southern side.

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Platform of Arts and Creativity

Panels of rectangular brass pipes form the ridged, golden-hued façade of Guimarães, Portugal’s Platform of Arts and Creativity, completed in 2012 by Pitagoras Arquitectos. Constructed next to existing buildings in the city’s market square, the modular complex has work space and exhibition rooms for artists, as well as a permanent gallery devoted to local artist Jose de Guimarães.

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Department of Islamic Art at the Louvre

Triangles of glass—sandwiched by gold-tone anodised aluminum—form the wavelike roof of the Louvre’s Department of Islamic Art, completed by architects Mario Bellini and Rudy Ricciotti in 2012. Situated in the museum’s Cour Visconti courtyard, the structure features one floor above ground and two below, all holding more than 2,500 works of art.

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Hotel Marques de Riscal

Seen here are Frank Gehry’s signature fluid architectural forms on the Hotel Marqués de Riscal in Spain, this time, rendered in sheets of titanium that were tinted gold, silver, and purple. The astonishing structure, finished in 2006, revitalised the site’s namesake winery, which dates from 1858. The building also made a perfect aesthetic companion to Gehry’s other wavy masterpiece in Spain, the Guggenheim Bilbao.

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Departmental Archives of Rhône

The Departmental Archives of Rhône in Lyon, France, features a shiny  façade of copper-and-aluminium alloyed panels. Conceived as a modular structure—made up of stacked boxlike volumes—the municipal building was completed in 2014 by Gautier+Conquet Architects with a base made of black granite and glass-encased offices at the top.

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The Monolithe

Also in Lyon is Le Monolithe, a 2010 residential and commercial complex built in five sections, each by different architects. Seen here is the design by ECDM’s Emmanuel Combarel and Dominique Marrec, a building with a stamped concrete skin in a warm gold, whose angles and facets create a pixelated appearance.

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Pro Aurum Gold Trading

Completed in 2009 as office space for its homonym company, the Pro Aurum building in Munich features an exterior of appropriately coloured copper alloy shingles. Conceived by architect Rainer Freitag, the building also features horizontal shutters—some running almost the entire length of the structure—that blend in with the façade when folded down.

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Colston Hall

First built in 1867, the Colston Hall concert venue in Bristol, England, received a shining copper-alloy-clad foyer in 2009, courtesy of the architects at Levitt Bernstein. This addition, with its façade made up of 70 percent recycled material, marked the first phase of a complete renovation of the historic music hall; it also creates a striking contrast to the original Byzantine-style architecture.

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Firstsite

Named for its location on one of the first Roman settlements in the U.K., the art gallery Firstsite in Bristol, England, has an eye-catching exterior made of copper-aluminum panels in a herringbone pattern. Completed in 2011 by Rafael Viñoly Architects, the structure hosts only one permanent art exhibit—a restored mosaic set into one room’s floor.

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Bibliothek Luckenwalde Annex

This slanted structure clad in copper-aluminum panels is an annexe to the Bibliothek Luckenwalde, a public library in the namesake town of Germany. Designed by architects Ralf Fleckenstein and Katharina Feldhusen at FF Architekten and completed in 2009, the glowing building houses the library’s collection for children and young adults.

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