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Top Ten Mixed Use Buildings around the world




The term “Mix used building” refers to a development which functions to blends between: commercial, residential, cultural, institutional, and or entertainment spaces. Mix used buildings therefore can generate an income from various sources. Here is Hub Architects list for top ten mix used buildings around the world.


1. Petronas Towers


The Petronas Towers are twin skyscrapers found in Malaysia which are connected with a bridge which is 170 m above the ground, which is the highest sky bridge in the world.


2. New Century Global Complex


The largest building in the world in terms of floor space is a mix used and can be found in China. Known as The New Century Global Complex; this mega structure covers over 18.9 million square feet and can be found in the Province Chengu of China.

Image can be found at: https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/the-largest-buildings-in-the-world.html


3. Aoyama Technical School


Aoyama Technical School is a college located in Japan and it is a mix used building that brings the streets of Daikanyama to life with a futuristic look. The most impressive fact of this school is it was erected all the way back in 1990 and still seems from the future.

Image found at: Image and more information found at: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/aoyama-technical-school


4. The Albino Alligator


The Albino Alligator is a mixed-use project which is said to resemble the shape of an Alligator according to the architectures. The vast use of glass and the colour white allows the design to radiate in the sun while reducing heat and allowing natural light into the building.

Image found at: https://www.archdaily.com/80014/albino-alligator-maxwan/image197-03?next_project=no


5. Termah Building


Located in Iran is a mixed-used building with a twist, a literal twist with a staircase leading into the building. Designed by architect Farshad Mehdizadeh and Ahmad Bathaei with the inspiration they got from the shape of a traditional handwoven Iranian cloth.

Find out more at: https://inhabitat.com/this-undulating-brick-roof-in-iran-is-made-for-walking/


6. Naiipa Art Complex


There is a mixed used building designed and built in Bangkok to seamlessly blend with its surrounding with the smart integration of mirror cladding.  One would not be able to tell from first glance that there is a built-in: art gallery, music studio, dance studio and office space, along with restaurants and coffee shops.

Image found at: https://www.archdaily.com/895773/naiipa-art-complex-stu-d-o-architects


7. The Zhengzhou mixed used Development


The Zhengzhou mixed used development is something out of a futuristic fairy-tale. The building contains a hotel, retail space and a green boulevard strip which is integrated into the designed as if it is all one piece.

Image found at: https://www.arch2o.com/zhengzhou-mixed-use-development-trahan-architects/


8. Fala Park Sports Centre


Here is an awesome mix used building that created with heavy budget constraints on the architects. The results were a modern contemporary look with a tennis court built on top!

Check it out at: https://www.dezeen.com/2012/09/27/fala-park-sports-centre-with-rooftop-tennis-court/


9. The Leonardo


The Leonardo was designed by AMA Architects currently the tallest building in Africa standing at 234 metres in height. The mega structure contains 55 mixed used floors which includes an above ground podium, where a swimming pool and restaurant lies.

Image found at: https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/africas-tallest-building-scli-intl/index.html


10. Linked Hybrid


Designed to perform multiple functions, the Linked Hybrid consists of 8 linked towers which gives access to apartments, a hotel, a cinema and much more. The modern contemporary style worked well and the use of multiple colours gives the building some life.


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