A flower’s shape has an elegant balance to it that is not only beautiful to look at, but also serves a purpose for continuing the flower’s survival. These features have been noticed by several forward-thinking and nature-loving architects who have designed “green” buildings in the shape of a flower. These striking and amazingly beautiful buildings have been collected for by the floral lovers here at Blossom Flower Shops. We hope you enjoy them like we do!
Wuhan. Wuhan New Energy Centre. Photo: Soeters Van Eldonk
Designed in the shape of the elegant Calla Lily, the Wuhan Energy Flower building is one of hte most energy-efficient and sustainable buildings in the world. When tasked with designing the new building for the Wuhan Energy Center, the architects turned to nature and found the majestic calla lily, a symbol of hope, prosperity, and greatness, as the perfect design on which to base the construction of this green building. Just as the calla lily’s petal open up to soak in the sun’s ray, soo to does the roof of the Energy Flower which is covered with solar panels. The chalice-shaped bud also collects rainwater to nourish the flower, and in this building, the rainwater is collected in a basin and used to provide water to toilets and a roof-top garden. The pistil tower houses a wind turbine for harnessing the power of the wind and providing natural air ventilation to the offices below. The flower roof is also at an angle in order to provide its own shade to keep the offices cool during the hot summer days in China. It’s a stunning design that is also functional and extremely energy efficient.
Lotus Temple, Dehli
Lotus Temple view from above
A remarkable structure that symbolizes the Oneness of Religions and the Oneness of Humankind, the Lotus Temple is a beautiful symmetrical architectural structure shaped like the lotus blossom. There are three rows of nine petals which create the rounded form of the lotus flower. The lower level of petals curves outward with each petal forming a canopy over each of the 9 entrances. The exterior of the structure is covered in white marble panels giving the structure a clean, pristine look. White marble is also used on the floor of the interior of the temple. The open space of the interior can hold up to 2,500 people. Reflections of light bouncing off the marble floors, concrete, and reflecting pools that surround the structure provide the only interior decoration. The point of the structure is to bring people of all faiths, religions, and race together to worship without any belief being promoted over another. The beautiful shape of the lovely lotus blossom has captured this sentiment perfectly. With over 4 million visitors a year, the Lotus Temple is one of the most visited temples in the world.
Lotus Inspired Conference Center in Wujin, China
Wujin Lotus Conference Center
This beautiful and striking building is designed after a fully opened lotus blossom.
Magnolia-like Qizhong Tennis Center
Qizhong Tennis Center
Inspired by the majestic magnolia flower, the retractable roof of this stadium resembles the flower as it spirals open.