When the Guangzhou Circle was completed in 2013, the world’s press immediately started comparing it to a donut. Certainly, it does share some characteristics with the aforementioned fried dough confection, as it’s round and has a hole in the middle. But it’s a lot more bling than your average donut, and much, much bigger—at 453 feet tall (138 meters), it’s the tallest building of its shape in the world.
So spare a thought for the designer of the Guangzhou Circle, the Italian architect Joseph di Pasquale. In the process of creating his circular structure, Pasquale loaded up the building with all kinds of symbols relating to Chinese history and culture.
|Lingnan Tiandi, Foshan, China en||14.9km||site_izi|
|Hong Kong Kowloon en zh||125.8km||site_izi|
|Authentic Hong Kong Shopping en zh||125.8km||site_izi|
|Hong Kong Central en zh||125.6km||site_izi|
|The HSBC Building’s Feng Shui Cannons||2019||126km||site_ao|
|The Old Protestant Cemetery of Macau||2018||98.9km||site_ao|
|Ancient Chinese Ceramic Pillows||2018||9.7km||site_ao|
|Un Chau Estate Flower Tunnel||2018||121.6km||site_ao|
|Window of the World||2017||92.7km||site_ao|
|Tomb of Sa’ad Ibn Abi Waqqas||2018||10.2km||site_ao|
|A Sky Full of Gods and Buddhas||2017||126.5km||site_ao|
|The Monster Building||2018||129.7km||site_ao|
|General Post Office||125.7km||site_brutalism|
|Chinese University of Hong Kong||1964||120km||site_brutalism|
|Escola Portuguesa Macau||99.9km||site_brutalism|
|St Stephen’s College, Special Room Block||135.1km||site_brutalism|
|Kaiping Diaolou and Villages||2007||110.9km||site_whs|
|Historic Centre of Macao||2005||99.7km||site_whs|
|World Coins By Jeff Starck , Coin World Published: Dec 14, 2019, 9 AM China has…||2019||101.5km||post|
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