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View Poll Results: Lotus Temple Vs. Opera House, which has better architecture
Lotus Temple 56 44.80%
Opera House 56 44.80%
Tie 13 10.40%
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Old March 16th, 2012, 04:09 AM   #21
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Old March 16th, 2012, 05:01 AM   #22
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The Sydney Opera House, without doubt. Doesn't take Einstein to realise the two are of similar design, and I certainly prefer the former - the benchmark - the cultural icon.
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I prefer the Sydney Opera House.
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Old March 17th, 2012, 10:18 AM   #24
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When we take a closer look to the cladding of both buildings, we can see that Sydney Operahouse is superior by far.

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When we take a closer look to the cladding of both buildings, we can see that Sydney Operahouse is superior by far.

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Superior by far!!!Boss the cladding of bahai temple has been done with white marvel.Moreover bahai temple has a shape,it resembles a lotus but not in case of opera house.No shape at all..
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Opera House is really nice however, details and actual product wise Lotus Temple is far better....
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Old March 18th, 2012, 09:34 AM   #27
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The Lotus Temple is an imitation of a lotus flower. The Sydney Opera House is an imitation of nothing.

What is with the photos of the Lotus Temple? Some pictures it is surrounded by grassy fields, others manicured lawns and gardens and then a couple of ponds?

The Taj Mahal is far superior to the Lotus Temple.
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Hahahaha!

How is this even a comparison? In terms of setting, quality of materials, engineering marvel and national significance the Opera House wins this hands down. Having visited both, I can tell you that the Lotus Temple is in random suburban New Delhi, and while beautiful and serence, it's still the imitation of the Opera House, no matter what anyone says. Any building with a form like that gives a nod to the Opera House, and it was the original building to take on such a scale.

The Bah'ai Temple thankfully does have its own symbolism (ie - Lotus Flower), but it's smaller and less interesting as a whole than the Opera House.
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The Lotus Temple is an imitation of a lotus flower. The Sydney Opera House is an imitation of nothing.

What is with the photos of the Lotus Temple? Some pictures it is surrounded by grassy fields, others manicured lawns and gardens and then a couple of ponds?

The Taj Mahal is far superior to the Lotus Temple.
Brother no one is saying that lotus temple is superior to Taj mahal.There are far superior structures in India than lotus temple.It's is probably out of top20 in that sense.The pictures with grassy fields are old ones but now it's been beautifully landscaped.
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Brother I was not saying the Lotus Temple was superior to the Taj Mahal.

And if the Lotus Temple is 'out of top 20' in India's list of superior structures, there is no way it is superior to the Opera House. It would mean the Opera House is far from being the world icon and engineering and architectural triumph that it is today.
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Superior by far!!!Boss the cladding of bahai temple has been done with white marvel.Moreover bahai temple has a shape,it resembles a lotus but not in case of opera house.No shape at all..
uuh lotus flower, why did not you tell this before
i'm terribly terribly* ashamed how didnt realize this magnificent beauty
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Brother I was not saying the Lotus Temple was superior to the Taj Mahal.

And if the Lotus Temple is 'out of top 20' in India's list of superior structures, there is no way it is superior to the Opera House. It would mean the Opera House is far from being the world icon and engineering and architectural triumph that it is today.
With no offence,do you think that Opera house can beat those top 20 Indian structures in terms of quality,scale or beauty?I guess no.It's a national symbol of Australia no doubt but you need to understand that those top 20 structures are 100s of years old and most of them are world heritage sites.But yes both are beautiful.So no comparison.But in my opinion Sydney opera house is raw whereas lotus temple is far more complex structure.
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Love them both, but I'm going to have to go with the Lotus Temple. Guess I'm just a sucker for symmetry!
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The Sydney Opera House, without doubt. Doesn't take Einstein to realise the two are of similar design, and I certainly prefer the former - the benchmark - the cultural icon.
What cultural icon. I hadn't heard of the Opera House till a couple of years back. The Lotus Tempie I have known since I was a kid.

Cultural Icon my arse. Plus it's ugly as ****.
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i dont know why but that is so lol
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What cultural icon. I hadn't heard of the Opera House till a couple of years back. The Lotus Tempie I have known since I was a kid.

Cultural Icon my arse. Plus it's ugly as ****.
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What cultural icon. I hadn't heard of the Opera House till a couple of years back. The Lotus Tempie I have known since I was a kid.

Cultural Icon my arse. Plus it's ugly as ****.
And who's fault is that?

Bitter old fool. Bath time in the Ganges for you!
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Who's fault that it's so ugly? The architect I guess. And the people who decided to approve the hideous design
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Well, starting with the fact that I'm completely neutral since I don't like that much this kind of architecture, I would say that Lotus Temple and Sydney Opera are well different:







The lotus temple is a nice structure, anyone can agree, with an harmony and a symmetry really enjoyable, while Sydney Opera has a longitudinal design.

I like the gardens and the pools that evidentiates the central plan of lotus temple, but the brigde and the bay of sydney is great too.

So, definately, we are in front of two very good buildings, one of which has become a world icon for australia, while the other didn't manage to fit as well the image for india (the taj mahal did it, because as we all know india is a wonderful ancient country and the taj mahal is just right to represent it)

In what they both resemble? In the "shells" covering, of course, but nothing else, according to me. Not even the tiling of the surface, as we all see in pictures above, Sydney has a shining surface, while in Delhi we have a matt surface to evidentiate the central symmetry...
So, they are not comparable, although very interesting both.
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