World’s Most Beautiful Atriums

10 Apr

Burj Al Arab, Dubai
The Burj Al Arab is the iconic, sail shaped building on the shores ofDubai’s beaches. Height 321 Meters. 
In modern architecture, an atrium (plural: atria) is a large openspace, often several stories high and having a glazed roof and/or largewindows, often situated within a larger multistory building and oftenlocated immediately beyond the main entrance doors. Atria are a populardesign feature because they give their buildings a feeling of space andlight. Fire control is an important aspect of contemporary atriumdesign due to criticism that poorly designed atria could allow fire tospread to a building’s upper stories more quickly.

As of 2007, Dubai’s Burj Al Arab, has the tallest atrium. The Burj AlArab was built to impress and to iconize the urban development in thecity of Dubai.

Jinmao Tower Hotel, Shanghai
Jinmao Tower is has one of the most-photographed atriums and with reason -the balconies have been designed to allow photographers to slide the cameraover the ledge without having to look down the 88 floors.

Holiday Inn, Singapore
There’s no guessing as to why this hotel got its name. The hotels 27 floorshave been built around this impressive, glass-topped atrium.

Hyatt Regency, America
This impressive Atlanta hotel with its glass elevators has inspired hotel designsince it was built in 1967.

Marriott Marquis, America
The impressive 47-storey atrium also has a 50-foot blue sail in its centre,supposedly influencing the guests’ mood and calming them.

Marriott Marquis, Atlanta
Another view of this impressive atrium, this time from the floor up. The hotel’s ballroom level features the Pulse bar, located at the base of the sail.

Georgian Terrace Hotel, America
The new design of the hotel remains a testament to Atlanta’s rich history.

Compuware Building, America
The suspended water fountain in this entrance doesn’t create the opticalillusions of other atriums, but it certainly draws the eye up.

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