Architecture tourist: 10 Examples of architectural tourism around the world – RTF

10 Examples of architectural tourism around the world – RTF

A field comprising creativity, imagination and problem solving, architecture is composed of various elements. With aeons of history, styles reflecting different regions, materials and colour palettes, religious or commercial architectural structures are true wonders to behold. There are different types of tourism in architecture, to see ancient ruins or modern skyscrapers and many more. Here are a few examples of architectural tourism.

1. Sacral Architectural tourism

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Otherwise known as religious architecture, sacral architecture consists of structures classified or signify a religion. Some are usually places of worship and are considered intentional or sacred spaces. Stupas, temples, monasteries, mosques, basilicas and synagogues are some examples. Ancient tombs and burial structures like the pyramids of Giza are also sacral. Since these are influential buildings of any community, they gather tourists and believers of faith from far and wide. Some well-known examples are Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey and Angkor Vat in Cambodia. 

2. Heritage Architectural Tourism

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Structures which have withstood the tests of time, and are of historical and cultural importance come under Heritage tourism. Structures date back thousands of decades and, therefore, there is a spectrum timeline for them. Heritage structures are also called monuments. These structures also usually serve as a hub for a city or civilization development. Some examples include the Colosseum in Rome, Italy and Taj Mahal in India. 

3. Modern Architecture tourism

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This segment comprises structures which mark feats, incorporate the new world materials and give us a perspective of development. The word ‘modern’ represents a way of life, rather than a style. It comprises shopping malls, towers, bridges and hotels. Some examples are Burj Khalifa Hotel in Dubai and the Eiffel tower in Paris.  

4. Regional Architecture tourism

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Tourists in this segment select countries of choice, which represent a particular style of architecture. The goal here is to explore the country throughout the timeline, the culture, different typologies of buildings and more. The country becomes a destination, which is great for research purposes as well. Certain physical aspects contribute to the overall experience like the climate and terrain. For example, Scandinavian countries would have houses made of wood like log cabins with long roofs in the countryside. Italy proudly boasts about having architecture from 3500BC to the present, counting styles from ancient Roman to Neo-classical. 

5. Architectural typology tourism

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Some tourists have a particular typology in mind, which they would like to explore as case studies and research on it further. Some general typologies include commercial or recreational, and tourists would choose hotspots of that typology. France, for example, has many museums. A museum enthusiast would consider Paris as an ultimate destination. New York also has many different museums and exhibition centres. 

6. Architectural style

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Similar to typologies, tourists could be enthusiastic about a particular style of architecture and wish to visit buildings constructed with the same. If one would like to see the Rajputana style of architecture, they are more likely to travel to Rajasthan, India or Madhya Pradesh, India. Bauhaus style enthusiasts can visit Israel and so on.

7. Works of a particular architect

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Some tourists travel far and wide to see their favourite architect’s work. The aim here is to draw inspiration from their role-models and to experience the space designed by them. For example, Antoni Gaudi has most of his works in Spain which include Park Guell and Casa Mila.

8. Student Groups

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Students travel in large groups to decrease expenses and visit more places in a short period. They usually become a part of tour groups, made specifically to get the gist of the location and for sight-seeing. On-site sketching and photography is an essential part of such a group. These tours inspire students in terms of concept and scale. After all, just learning about buildings in theory without any practical experience is sub-par.   

9. The landmarks

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Visiting all the major landmarks in the world could also be on a tourist’s bucket list. Landmarks define a city and make the city recognizable on a global scale. It is an integral part of an urban environment since it helps in wayfinding and mark sites of heritage and culture. For example, the Sydney Opera House was built as a platform to commemorate art and performances and act as a union place for artists and spectators alike. The Incan ruins of Machu Pichu are a must-see in Peru. 

10. Offbeat architecture

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Architecture doesn’t just comprise of buildings, but also artificial landscapes, installations and sculptures. These are both art and architecture since they have both concept and structure. Some have even coined a term, known as ‘architectural structure’ for such exhibits. Architecture is the science of designing spaces, which implies landscape architecture is the study of curating outdoor environments. These environments support the principal building and make it more welcoming. Elaborate French Baroque gardens are present on entrances of Chateaux and Palaces in France, which represent the grandeur of it. 

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Architecture as an attraction for tourists

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Morozova Evdokia Viktorovna

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One of the urgent problems of modern architecture is the preservation and use of historical and cultural heritage. One of the solutions to this problem can be the organization of thematic tourist routes.

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One of the most important problems of modern architecture is the preservation and maximum use of historical and cultural heritage, natural landscapes. This direction is successfully developing in developed countries. This problem is relevant for the Russian Federation, since it has a special history of development and many objects of historical and cultural heritage. One of the forms of using the historical and cultural heritage and natural landscapes is the organization of tourist routes.

In the Russian Federation, there is the most famous tourist route – the Golden Ring, which turns 50 in 2017. This term was introduced by art critic and journalist Yuri Bychkov. In “Soviet Culture” he published essays on the cities of Ancient Rus’, uniting them under the common title “Golden Ring”. A series of routes of the Golden Ring passes through cities that have preserved unique historical monuments, culture and crafts. The composition of the cities of each round changes, but at the core there are eight main cities. However, the Golden Ring route itself, namely the road from city to city, has not yet been resolved in terms of organizing space and filling it with architectural objects.

In Norway, there are examples of the successful solution of such complexes. National Tourist Routes is a project by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration to use the existing extensive road network as tourist routes that take you to the most beautiful parts of Norway. [1] To attract tourists, the roads are provided with infrastructure designed by leading Norwegian and foreign architects, including Snøhetta, Peter Zumthor, Sami Rintala, Reiulf Ramstad, Todd Saunders. The National Tourist Roads project has existed for 20 years. The authors of the project decided to connect the magnificent landscapes of Norway with tourist routes. As a result, 18 routes were found, which differ from each other: some go through the fjords, others go through the mountains, others allow you to admire waterfalls, and so on.

The main task in the construction and design of new structures was to preserve the existing landscape and make the most of the existing road network. The first structures that were embodied were small observation platforms, but after a few years, more spectacular buildings began to be erected. Including large parking lots, souvenir shops, cafes.

Rice. 1. Todd Saunders. Stegaisten observation deck on the Auralan route 2006. Photo © Kjetil Rolseth

Rice. 2. Storsesandet Bridge on the Atlantic Road route, 1989. Photo © Jarle Wæhler / Statens vegvesen

The National Tourist Roads of Norway is attracting the attention of architects around the world by holding open competitions and inviting eminent architects. The notational approach, chosen as the basis for the reconstruction, involves the construction of contrasting objects using modern principles of form construction, modern building materials, technologies and structures. Thus, modern architecture placed in the landscape contrasts with the environment, thereby emphasizing the beauty of natural landscapes.

Particular attention is paid to environmental issues, especially in the natural environment untouched by man. Norwegian law makes it mandatory for new projects to be “sustainable”, i.e. use durable materials or natural wood, minimize energy consumption and have no impact on the environment. A distinctive feature of most objects is the ability to easily replace them. Thanks to this, the renewal of architectural objects on tourist routes is ensured.

Today in the Russian Federation, the design of buildings and structures is carried out on the basis of the Architectural Planning Task issued by the local government, which does not address the quality of the architectural and artistic solution itself. However, the compositional solutions for development adopted for implementation should be based on rational nature management, compliance of the composition with the initial geographical and geological conditions, taking into account their prospective dynamics, the conditions for including natural or artificial landscapes in the development, the existing energy-information environment and its dynamics, taking into account the development being created.

The existing regulations of the Russian Federation do not solve the problem of new development in historically developed urban ensembles, which leads to the loss of a unique architectural environment, cultural heritage sites.

The positive experience of Norway can be applied to the already existing tourist route in Russia – the Golden Ring. Complementing the routes with new architectural objects, emphasizing the beauty of nature and the richness of landscapes: hills, lowlands, lakes, not only on the territory of the route objects themselves, but also along the route.

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