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China calls for end to bizarre building practices

Creative buildings and odd architectural gems may soon be a thing of the past in China as the national government has called for an end to ‘bizarre’ architecture in the country.

The CCTV building in Beijing.
The CCTV building in Beijing. Image by simone.brunozzi / CC BY-SA 2.0

The new directive stated that the oddly-shaped buildings that have been popular in recent years were ‘oversized’ and ‘weird’ and asked that all future buildings have a focus on being functional and green. Among the strangest buildings constructed in China in recent years were one in the shape of a teapot in Jiangsu province and the horseshoe-shaped Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, as well as the iconic CCTV building in Beijing.

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