Perhaps any architect dreams of bringing his project to life. And when this happens, the realized object is presented to the public. However, a masterpiece is not always obtained. Among the great multitude, there are openly failed projects that only bring melancholy. They are the ones that cause the greatest disappointment, gradually turning into abandoned and gloomy places, like the scenery for dystopian blockbusters.
1. "UFO houses" in Taiwan
One of the most striking and creepy dystopian and failed housing projects in the world is the famous UFO houses in Taiwan. This amazing complex, called the village of Futuro, was built back in the 70s. last century, what is his problem. The people of that time were not ready to live in the houses of the future, so they remained empty. Moreover, due to a lack of funds, the fantastic architectural project was never completed in full.
For more than 20 years, the village remained a "abandoned attraction", on the territory of which several episodes were filmed in different films, but in 2010 the UFO houses were demolished, and a popular tourist site was built in their place.
2. Wonderland ghost amusement park in China
Instead of the most populous place in Asia, now in the suburbs of Beijing, near the village of Chenzhuang is one of the most eerie places on the planet. And this happened because during the construction of an analogue of Disneyland, the investor could not agree with local farmers and authorities, who demanded a predatory amount for a plot of land. It is a pity that this happened, because it all started very tempting and on a grand scale.
In the early 1990s, a truly "Magic Country" with many attractions began to be erected on 100 hectares of land, 45 minutes from Beijing, but it did not grow together. Now, instead of joyful laughter and noise from a crowd of thousands, there is deathly silence and a paradise for extreme lovers and those who like to tickle their nerves in terrible unfinished buildings.
3. Abandoned city for millionaires Burj al-Babas in Turkey
Not far from the Turkish city of Mudurnu, there is a very strange town, the hills of which are built up with identical palaces, more like the fairytale castles of Disney princesses. The project itself was quite ambitious, initially involving the construction of 732 luxury mansions, several community centers with swimming pools, Turkish baths, beauty centers, medical and shopping centers, conference rooms and even a mosque. But out of the above, 585 residences were built, and the construction was abandoned, now such beauty has been empty for more than one year, and there are several reasons for this at once.
Real estate developer Sarot Group, recently filed for bankruptcy as debt reached a staggering $ 27 million. And it arose due to the fact that most of the villas were never bought out, and no one paid for the construction of those castles that were intended for wealthy owners from the Persian Gulf countries. As long as the developer company did not try to protest the bankruptcy process, the city for millionaires Burj Al Babas remained unfinished and empty.
4. Dome houses amid the waters of the Gulf of Mexico in the United States
Near Marco Island, Florida, you can still see the dilapidated dome houses, better known as the Cape Romano Dome House, from the name of the promontory near which they are located. And they were thought of by an oil tycoon who decided to create an environmentally friendly shelter for his family. As the budget allowed, the construction, which began in the early 1980s, progressed very actively, and soon the happy owner became the owner of 6 modular houses on stilts at once in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Remarkable: The oil tycoon did not take into account the harsh climate and the insidiousness of the water element, so the houses were soon flooded and became uninhabitable. After the water left, the owner did not begin to restore his ecological shelter, because he was fired up with new ideas, and the Cape Romano Dome House was left to fend for itself, turning into a dubious landmark of the coast.
5. Haunted city-replica Tianducheng in Hangzhou (China)
In its constant quest to recreate famous corners of the world in miniature, China now has its own Phantom Paris. True, he never made anyone happy, because the ambitious project failed miserably. And now, instead of an exact copy of the historical part of Paris, it has turned out to be a "abandoned", which is destroyed by time and neglect. They still cannot understand why the people did not want to move to a beautiful town, where you can walk along a mini-copy of the Champs Elysees, visit almost French restaurants or the "Chapel of Love" and endlessly admire a reduced copy of the Eiffel Tower.
According to the editors of Novate.ru, instead of the planned 10 thousand residents, about 2 thousand live in the town, and these are not wealthy citizens, for whom all amenities and attractions were designed, but those who have nowhere to live. So it is not surprising that underwear is dried on the monuments, and only stray animals walk along the streets and a handful of children run around.
6. The ruins of the modern Lapalice castle in Poland
The contemporary artist Petr Kazimirchak from Poland decided to acquire his own studio, but not a simple one, but in the form of a luxurious castle with towers, ramparts, a ballroom, and, of course, with a heated swimming pool. But he ran out of money very quickly, and he never bothered to get the permits, and now the dilapidated Lapalice Castle is standing, attracting only extreme graffiti lovers, although sometimes tourists stop by.
7. Unfinished Overpower Building in Florida (USA)
One of the most colossal architectural failures of our time is the unfinished Super Power Building being created for the Church of Scientology in Florida. Huge budget of $ 40 million. was mastered very quickly, but the monumental structure remained unfinished. This waste was caused by the fact that during the construction the leaders of the church decided to make a complete redevelopment, for which they could not collect the required amount.
After 6 years of inactivity, they tried several times to resume construction, but the crisis and constant extortions tempered the ardor of the followers of this church, and they simply left it. And this means that donations have gone too. With grief in half, they managed to commission the central part, but soon a scandal erupted due to a lawsuit filed in court. As it turned out, the church is accused of exorbitant expenditures on construction (145 million dollars!), So the monumental ensemble will most likely remain a grandiose unfinished building.
Unfortunately, due to the mistakes of architects and miscalculations of engineers, even ultra-modern skyscrapers can turn into "abandoned", striking in their scale and stupidity of developers.