99 Amazing Buildings
99 Amazing Buildings
91. Sarpi Border Checkpoint, Georgia
The project was run by J. Mayer H. Architects and was completed in 2011 for the Ministry of Finance of Georgia. Local companies undertook much of the construction.
94. Galaxy SOHO, Beijing, China
Renowned architect Zaha Hadid designed China’s Galaxy SOHO. The development comprises a mix of office and retail space. With a total gross floor area of 328,204 square metres, the development is located on a 50,000 square metre lot in central Beijing.
97. Mercury City Tower, Moscow, Russia
The 75 storey tower is scheduled to be completed by 2014 and will become the tallest building in Europe, overtaking London's Shard.
92. Mercedes Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany
The museum, which stands outside the main gate of the Daimler factory, was designed by UN Studio. It was based on a unique cloverleaf concept using three overlapping circles with the centre removed to form a triangular atrium. The building was completed in 2006.
95. Centre Pompidou, Metz, France
The Modern and Contemporary Arts Museum is a branch of the Pompidou Arts Centre of Paris, and has the largest temporary exhibition space outside Paris in France. Designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, the building was opened in 2010.
98. Heydar Aliyev, Baku, Azerbaijan
Completed in May 2012, the Zaha Hadid designed, Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center houses a library, museum, several auditoriums and conference halls.
93. Fukoku Tower, Osaka, Japan
Architects, Dominique Perrault Architecture, designed this building for the Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company. The built up area is 68,500 square metres and was completed in 2010.
96. Bilbao Arena, Spain
The central hall of the Bilbao Arena can hold up to 10,014 people for basketball games and is also used for concerts and events. The facilities also include swimming pools and gymnasiums for the use of the local residents. It opened in 2010.
99. Chrysler Building, New York, USA
All of the buildings on these pages are of brand new or modern buildings. None is more modern or inspirational than the 1928 built edifice.