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Parthenon voted most beautiful building in the world! (photos)

According to poll by architects on Businessinsider.com

It is no surprise that Gucci requested to organise its fashion show at the Parthenon, as the ancient monument was voted the most beautiful edifice in the world by architects. Site Businessinsider.com asked a number of architects in an online poll to vote on what they believed was the most beautiful structure in the world. The architects based their their views on which buildings they believed revolutionised architectural and the ones that inspired them to follow their profession. Here are the top 10, according to the poll:

The Parthenon in Athens, Greece

“It’s the quintessential beautiful architectural form,” Tara Imani says. “The Doric order, the use of entasis [a slight curve in columns] to make sure the columns didn’t look spindly from a distance…the siting on a hilltop — it gave us our initial ABCs of architecture that we keep trying to use and improve upon today.”
Imani is the founding architect of Tara Imani Designs.
The National Congress of Brazil in Brasília

The São Paulo Museum of Art in São Paulo, Brazil

The Forbidden City temple in Beijing, China

The Innovation, Science, and Technology building at Florida



The Hubertus House in Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Empire State Building in New York, New York

The Niterói Contemporary Art Museum (MAC) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Church of the Light in Osaka, Japan

The Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK


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