I think they ran out of weird building designs, because the centerpiece of Dubai's Technopark looks like it was copied from Epcot's Spaceship Earth. Whatever happened to architecture proposals for Dubai being completely nuts?
Granted, the resemblance to Spaceship Earth might be unavoidable when the Technosphere is meant to represent the state of Earth's ecosystem, now and in the future. But considering that everything in the building will be solar-powered with minimal waste due to water recycling, it's definitely a few steps ahead of the real thing though. [WAN]