Top 10 largest architectural works in the world

Tuesday, 26/12/2023 | 23:23 UTC-5

Determining the "largest" architectural works can be subjective, as it can refer to various criteria such as size, height, volume, or significance... Update in January 2024,

Here are ten architectural works that stand out in different ways:

  1. The Great Wall of China - A massive fortification built to protect against invasions, the Great Wall spans over 13,000 miles.

    The Great Wall of China

  2. The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt - The largest of the Giza pyramids, it held the record as the tallest man-made structure for over 3,800 years.

    The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt

  3. The Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE - The tallest structure and building in the world, standing at 828 meters (2,717 feet). 

    Related: Who has the best architect salary in the world?

    The Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE

  4. The Grand Mosque, Mecca, Saudi Arabia - Home to the Kaaba, it is one of the largest mosques in the world and can accommodate over a million worshipers. 

    The Grand Mosque, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

  5. The Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest, Romania - One of the heaviest buildings globally, it is also the largest administrative building in the world. 

    The Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest, Romania

  6. The Boeing Everett Factory, Washington, USA - The largest building in the world by volume, it is where Boeing assembles its wide-body aircraft. 

    The Boeing Everett Factory, Washington, USA

  7. The Vatican City - Though small in size, it is home to some of the most significant and iconic architectural works, including St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel.

    The Vatican City

  8. The Louvre, Paris, France - One of the world's largest and most visited museums, known for its iconic glass pyramid entrance.

    The Louvre, Paris, France

  9. The Forbidden City, Beijing, China - A large palace complex with nearly 1,000 buildings, it served as the Chinese imperial palace for over 500 years.

    The Forbidden City, Beijing, China

  10. The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE - An artificial archipelago shaped like a palm tree, it is one of the largest man-made islands in the world.

    The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

These structures vary greatly in terms of purpose, size, and historical significance, but they all represent impressive feats of architecture and engineering. Currently there may be unfinished construction projects, follow me to update the most interesting things in the world./. 

FAQs:

What are the big 4 architecture firms? 

Thus, on the podium of the largest architecture firms in the World, we can find Gensler (#1) HDR (#2) Nikkei Sekkei (#3) Sweco (#4) and AECOM (#5). HDR, second largest architecture firm in the World, is an employee-owned design firm, specializing in engineering, architecture, environmental, and construction services.

Who is the top 1 architect in the world?

1. Frank Lloyd Wright | Greatest Architects / Best Architects In The World

  • Born: 8 June 1867, Richland Center, Wisconsin, United States.
  • Died: 9 April 1959, Phoenix, Arizona, United States.
  • Artworks: Skyscraper Vase, Spindle Cube Chair, Side Chair, Taliesin Line of Decorative Wallpapers, Armchair, Design 105.

Which architect is most in demand?

The demand for Industrial Architects is high because there is a growing need for modern and efficient industrial facilities to support economic growth and development.

Is there a billionaire architect? 

Lord Norman Foster is the most prosperous architect in the world, with a net worth of $240 million.

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