The design of the Taiyuan Museum in Shanxi province has recently been of steamy discussion among netizens for its shape that resembles giant containers of instant noodles.
The architecture consists of five separate but interconnected oval inverted cone blocks. Inspired by Chinese red lanterns, the inverted cone-shaped museum was designed by a renowned French design firm and incorporates red and bronze as its main colors.
It’s become a distinctive building in the city for its shape resembling the delicious packaged snack, and has been affectionately dubbed the “five barrels of giant cupped noodles” by local residents and netizens.
Its construction, with an investment of 830 million yuan, commenced in September of 2009 and has left mouths of passersby watering ever since.
[Images Via Tencent News]
By Christy Mak