23 Amazing Modern Architectural Wonders


Published on October 21st, 2017

1. Khan Shatyr, Astana, Kazakhstan


Khan Shatyr is a giant transparent tent in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan. Built in a distinctively neofuturist style, the architectural project was unveiled by the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev on December 9, 2006.


2. Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, U.S.


The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum is an art museum located on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis.


3. Metropol Parasol, Seville, Spain


Metropol Parasol is a wooden structure located at La Encarnación square, in the old quarter of Seville, Spain. It was designed by the German architect Jürgen Mayer and completed in April 2011.


4. Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada


The Royal Ontario Museum is a museum of art, world culture and natural history in Toronto, Canada. It is one of the largest museums in North America, the largest in Canada, and attracts more than one .


5. The Forum Building, Barcelona, Spain


The Forum Building, also known as Museu Blau de les Ciències Naturals, is an architectural landmark in Barcelona designed by the Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, Visit here.


6. Kilden Performing Arts Centre, Kristiansand, Norway


Kilden Performing Arts Centre is a theater and concert hall on Odderoya in Kristiansand, Norway. It houses Agder Teater, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra and Opera Sør in a joint project never previously embarked upon.


7. Supertree Grove, Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore


Measuring between 25 and 50 metres tall, these iconic tree-like vertical gardens are designed with large canopies that provide shade in the day and come alive with an exhilarating display of light and sound at night.


8. Stuttgart City Library, Stuttgart, Germany


The Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart is the public library of the city of Stuttgart.


9. Royal Library in the Black Diamond Building, Copenhagen, Denmark


The Royal Library in Copenhagen, Denmark, is the national library of Denmark and the university library of the University of Copenhagen. It is the largest library in the Nordic countries.


10. Library and Learning Centre, University of Economics, Vienna, Austria


Situated at the center of a new university campus in Austria’s capital, it is the … Vienna University of Economics Library and Learning Centre.


11. National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing, China


The National Centre for the Performing Arts, and colloquially described as The Giant Egg, is an arts centre containing an opera house in Beijing, People’s Republic of China.


12. Nanpu Bridge, Shanghai, China


The Nanpu Bridge, in Shanghai, China, sister bridge to the Yangpu Bridge, is one of the main bridges in Shanghai.


13. Seattle Central Library, Seattle, U.S.


The Seattle Public Library’s Central Library is the flagship library of The Seattle Public Library system. The 11-story glass and steel building in downtown Seattle, Washington was opened to the public on Sunday, May 23, 2004.


14. Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Reykjavík, Iceland


Harpa is a concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík, Iceland. The opening concert was held on May 4, 2011.


15. Guangzhou Opera House, Guangzhou, China


Guangzhou Opera House is a Chinese opera house in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, People’s Republic of China. Designed by Zaha Hadid, it opened in 2010.


16. The Phillips Exeter Academy Library in Exeter, New Hampshire, U.S.


The Phillips Exeter Academy Library in Exeter, New Hampshire, U.S., with 160,000 volumes on nine levels and a shelf capacity of 250,000 volumes, is the largest secondary school library in the world.


17. Capital Gate – Abu Dhabi, UAE


Capital Gate is a skyscraper in Abu Dhabi adjacent to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre designed with a striking lean. At 160 m and 35 stories, it is one of the tallest buildings in the city and inclines 18° to the west.


18. Sunrise Kempinski Hotel – Beijing, China


Kempinski welcomes you to Yanqi Lake, a new haven of tranquility and beauty, with magnificent views of Yanshan Mountain and the Mutianyu Great Wall, just one hour’s drive from Beijing City Centre.


19. The Marina Bay Sands Hotel – Singapore


Set in 3 ultra-modern high-rise buildings, this luxury hotel is a 2-minute walk from Bayfront metro station and 9 km from Universal Studios Singapore.

20. Cumulus – Nordborg, Denmark


Is it a meteorite? A cell? A molecule? “There are many possibilities to see in the buildings-that’s exactly the project’s intention,” says Berlin-based architect Jürgen Mayer H. of his design for the Cumulus Building, an exhibit hall and one of his additions to Danfoss Universe, a science and technology museum near the southern Denmark headquarters of its namesake thermal engineering conglomerate (the other addition is a similarly alien-looking cafeteria).


21. City of Arts and Sciences – Valencia, Spain


The City of Arts and Sciences is an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex in the city of Valencia, Spain. It is the most important modern tourist destination in the city of Valencia and one of the 12 Treasures of Spain.


22. Infinity Tower – Dubai, UAE


Cayan Tower, known as Infinity Tower before it was inaugurated, is a 306-metre-tall, 73-story skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by Cayan Real Estate Investment and Development.


23. Nagoya Science Museum and Planetarium – Aichi, Japan


The Nagoya City Science Museum is a museum located in Sakae, Nagoya, the center of Nagoya City, in central Japan.