Spectacular Rooftops Around the World

Rooftops are the crowning glory for any structure. Architects all over the world try to design the highest, widest, most unique and sometimes craziest roofs in an attempt to build something that has never been done before. It seems that the entire world is fascinated with imaginative roof designs. These lofty places provide the perfect place to view the surrounding scenery and offer their own unique form of beauty and ambiance. Some designs represent the local culture as well as adding elegance and sophistication to the buildings they adorn. From breathtaking views, to green-initiative structures, several cities around the world feature buildings with spectacular rooftops that amaze with their imaginative designs. Bringing a little of the spectuacular in your own home can be achieved with a certified green roofing company or a creative home builder.
Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia:

The Danish architect Jorn Utzon designed the building that features a modern expressionist concept. The Sydney Opera House hosts over two million people who attend performances there annually. A series of large precast concrete "shells" form the unusual roof that is the most recognized structure in Australia. Even though referred to as "shells", they are not shells at all but are only concrete panels supported by concrete ribs. The complex geometries of this modern architectural marvel was one of the first to make use of computer-aided design.
School of Art Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore:

The impressive swirling green roofs atop the five-story School of Art Design blend in perfectly with the beautiful, lush, park setting that surrounds the school. The building serves as a social gathering place for students and faculty. The roofs form a green hill that helps insulate the building and harvests rainwater as it blends in with the native greenery.

Hotel Fasano in Rio De Janeiro:
This hotel features a beautiful infinity rooftop pool. It is on the eighth and final floor of the building that is located in the center of Ipanema Beach. This unique rooftop area offers an impressive, breathtaking view of Brazil's most beautiful city. The well-designed rooftop pool has been voted one of the best swimming pools in the world. This sleek rooftop also features a fitness center, coffee shop and sauna.

La Pedrera in Barcelona, Spain:

One of the most unusual rooftops in the world was designed and built by the architect Antoni Gaudi. He was successful in turning what many consider an unsightly aspect of rooftops into an amazing feature. The rooftop chimneys have been transformed into warriors and guards that watch over the beautiful views of the city below. These unusual sculptures add a unique touch to the rooftop setting.

Elrey B. Jeppesen Terminal at Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado:
Travelers arriving at Denver International Airport are treated to an unexpected sight as they approach the Jeppesen Terminal. The building's roof was designed to represent the beauty of the surrounding snow-capped Rocky Mountains. Masts and steel cable support the white tension fabric roof. The Teflon-coated fabric is virtually maintenance free as it resists dirt and pollution. This impressive roof rises more than one hundred feet above the terminal's main floor.
Each of these amazing rooftops continues to fascinate with its extraordinary style and unique features. It is evident that the architects and designers were successful in their attempt to provide buildings with spectacular rooftops that are admired and enjoyed by people all over the world.

Kidd Roofing is a certified green roofing company in Austin and Dallas. Learn more about how they can make your roof spectacular by visiting their Facebook page.


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