Some buildings become the signature landmark of the country or city, one recalls the name of the city just by looking at the picture, like when you see Eiffel tower, don't you recall Paris even when you haven't been there?
That is the beauty of architecture. Do you know what were the rejected proposals for the now famous buildings, It will be hard to imagine.
Let me first go through Sydney Opera house. Budget Direct Australia teamed up with NeoMam Studios to actually generate images for the rejected proposals.
That's how opera house looks like now i.e. this was the winning entry by Jorn Utzon. which is how we recalls Sydney and this is the landmark of Sydney . This marvellous structure
I appreciate the efforts for regenerating the rejected proposals, let me show you the images of the rejected ones
Philadelphia Collaborative Group , this submarine shaped structure took the second prize, anyways it was inspired by sea shell form which is super similar to the winning design but the use of concrete was distinctive.
Sir Eugene Goossens proposed this design, was under top 5, this was never accepted I guess the design is like some UAE historic building, this design according to me would have not suited the vibe and the tradition of the building.
But not bad.
This seems very contemporary, the design was submitted by Peter Kollar and Balthazar Korab. I actually liked it a lot. Sources said that judges even commented Skilful planning. I liked the angular roof, curvy walls. Don't know why this wasn't selected.
At the end I guess the selected one was the best, the shape is superb and so is the planning.
These were the Eiffel tower's alternatives. the one we see today is obviously a winner. which one among the above pictures you like?
This was very weird and I wanted this to be included. I am sorry for being brutal but I donot like both of designs, there could be something more creative or different.
Obviously the left one is the one which is originally built and the elephant one was proposed by Charles Ribart who was 18 century's architect and he proposed a 3 stored elephant. which I am glad that it was turned down by French government.
Did you liked the alternatives? would you prefer if any of the above alternative would be built instead of what's now?
All the images have link provided underneath them.