We all wear different types of Gemstones just to keep our surroundings positive and diminish the inauspicious effect of the planets. But do you know that there are some structures in the world that look exactly like gemstones? These buildings are so gracefully built that you can’t move your eyes off these buildings. When the entire united nation is brustling with towering buildings the charm of these buildings has suddenly gotten dissipated from the people’s minds. To make them remember not only the skyscrapers but these fascinating gemstone-shaped buildings also have the power to conquer your thoughts. These buildings are the best example of ancient architecture. So, let’s have a look at the best architecture across the world inspired by gemstones. Here we are introducing you to the top 10 best gemstone architecture buildings that possess a significant place in the country due to their unique shape and architecture.
1. Sud de France Arena (Former name: Park & Suites Arena), Montpellier, France
Sud de France Arena in France is a gemstone-shaped architecture in France that everyone should visit once. The iconic architecture was opened in 2010 and Park & Suites Arena till 2016. This particular arena in France has organized several national and international championships of France. Sud de France Arena is an indoor stadium in France with a capacity of 14,000 spectators.
Address: Rte de la Foire, 34470 Pérols, France
Timing: Mon-Sun: 9 am – 8 pm
2. Rock Gym in Polur, Iran
Rock Gym in Polur is a Contemporary Architecture in Iran famous for its gemstone-shaped design. Though the building is still under construction, we hope that the construction will get completed soon. This mesmerizing building is designed by the architects from New Wave Architecture using irregular glass crystals. The architecture doesn’t design in a specific shape but has an irregular structure that looks outstanding to the viewers. There are multiple floors in this building and all are occupied by the gym.
The unique design of the rock Gym is derived from Persian mythology and depicts the importance of Persian literature in the life of the people of Iran. I would definitely recommend you to visit this stunning masterpiece not just to go and join the gym freaks but to witness how gorgeously this building is designed.
3. Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida
Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg is another gemstone-inspired structure in the world that is famous for its stunning design. Designed by a renowned Florida-based architect named Yann Weymouth who has designed several other masterpieces including the famous John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.
The museum is designed using more than 1000 high-quality triangular glass sheets. There are several attractions inside the museum that is the prime spot for the people visiting the Salvador Dali Museum. The museum features more than 1500 articles including oil paintings, watercolor drawings, graphics, photographs, sculptures, and objects. Apart from this, there is a library inside the Museum with more than 7,000 books, videos, and sound recordings related to Dalí’s life. Who has thought that a museum could be designed with such brilliance?
Address: 1 Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, United States
Timings: Mon-Wed, Fri, Sun: 10 am – 6 pm, Thurs, Sat: 10 am – 8 pm
Tickets: Adult (age 18-64): $29 | Senior citizen (65+): $27 | Student (age 13-17, College students): $20 | Youth (age 6-12): $12
4. The Diamond Chapel, Bali
The name of this place says it all. The Diamond Chapel in Bali is a beautiful chapel inspired by a diamond. This is one of the most beautiful gemstone-inspired buildings in the world and the most sought-after wedding destination in Bali. Couples are often seen here in this chapel exchanging vows. This 15-meter tall building is designed using glass sheets and steel rods to provide optimum support to the glass sheets. The diamond structure rests on a square-shaped pond filled with aqua-blue water. Moreover, the structure is accompanied by a vast garden with the capacity to accommodate nearly 30 guests with the best service. The chapel is the largest wedding chapel in the town and has enough space to accommodate up to 60 seating and more than 40 standing guests to witness your wedding ceremony.
Address: Hotel Grand Bali Beach, Lobby 2, JL. Hang Tuah, Sanur Kaja, Sanur Kaja, Bali, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80227, Indonesia
Timing: Mon- Fri: 9 am – 5 pm | Sat: 9 am – 4 pm | Sun: 11 am – 4 pm
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5. Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto)
The Royal Ontario Museum in Canada is another masterpiece inspired by a gemstone. This is a government-owned building wholly combined with five Pyramids with a single entry point. All five structures of the museum are interlocked with each other and are self-supported structures. The most interesting thing about this structure is that it has only one vertical wall inside the structure. Also, no two rods are joined at a right angle hence no square or rectangular glass slab is used in the construction of this museum. All modern construction technology of the time has been used to design this building with excellence.
Moreover, the museum has more than 60 lakh items on world culture and natural history exhibited across 40 galleries. There are several collections of dinosaurs, meteorites, minerals, and fossils gathered from different parts of the world.
Address: 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6, Canada
Timings: Tues-Sun: 10 am – 5:30 pm | Mon: Closed
6. The Octopus, London
The Octopus, in London, is designed by the Make Architects and is an office building that looks like a huge sapphire. This jagged building in London features a well-illuminated workspace and a sky garden that is open to all common visitors. The overall structure is around fifty meters tall and built on a vast area of land in London downtown. This Giant Geometric Stone placed in the heart of London gives a rainbow impression to the viewers. The glass used on the uppermost floors looks yellowish-orange in color while the glasses on the bottom floors shine purple.
Location: Chiswick, London, United Kingdom
7. Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland is a globally famous building not because of the artifacts it holds inside but for its unique gemstone-inspired facades. The building is designed using reflection glass slabs of greyish color. Some slabs are installed facing the street while some are installed facing the sky. This gallery features contemporary art pieces designed by renowned artists including Christo, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Robert Rauschenberg. The Museum of Contemporary Art was not located in this building since they initially rented a 23,000 square feet space on the second floor of the Cleveland Play House complex. Later when they saw a shortage of space in the museum, they relocated it to a new 34,000 square feet area where they will be able to exhibit more art pieces and accommodate more visitors.
Address: 11400 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106, United States
Timing: Thurs-Sun: 11 am – 5 pm | Mon-Wed: Closed
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8. Basque Health Department Headquarters
The latest building of the Basque Health Department Headquarters is a charming gemstone-inspired building that is built of shimmery glass panels and steel sheets. This fantastic building is designed by Juan Coll- Barreu, a famous Spanish architect. The building of Basque Health Department Headquarters was built in 2004 on more than nine thousand meters square of the land area using polyhedral glass. The main feature of polyhedral glass is that it allows natural light to enter the premises without increasing the temperature. Due to the polyhedral glass in construction, the building is well illuminated on the inside. The facade is built of double sheets that provide the best insulation from heat and make the building fire-resistant.
Address: Alameda Recalde, 39 48008 Bilbao.
The above-mentioned gemstone-inspired buildings in the world are known globally for their jugged design and unique shape. If you are targeted to visit something unique around the world then you should visit these unique gemstones like buildings. All I can assure you is that all of these beautifully designed buildings will provide you with an exotic feel. Moreover, The Diamond Chapel in Bali is famous as an out-of-the-ordinary wedding destination and you can visit there to exchange vows with your partner.