99 Amazing Buildings
99 Amazing Buildings
64. Denver Art Museum, Colorado, USA
The newest addition to the DAM is the Frederic C. Hamilton Building, which holds the Modern and Contemporary art collection, along with the Architecture and Design and Oceanic art collections. The building also serves as the main entrance to the rest of the museum complex. The new extension doubled the size of the museum.
67. Kunsthaus, Graz, Austria
The Kunsthaus Graz, Grazer Kunsthaus, or Graz Art Museum, was built as part of the European Capital of Culture celebrations in 2003 and has since become an architectural landmark. Its exhibition programme specializes in contemporary art.
70. Private Residence, California, USA
This stunning Pacific Palisades house enjoys floor to ceiling windows and reputedly cost pop star Rihanna $12m to purchase.
66. Beijing Theatre, China
The National Centre for the Performing Arts is known as the Giant Egg. It is primarily used as an opera house. The ellipsoid dome of titanium and glass is surrounded by an artificial lake, and it seats 5,452 people in three halls and is almost 12,000 square metres in size. It was designed by French architect Paul Andreu. Construction started in December 2001 and the inaugural concert was held in December 2007.
68. Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, UK
Within the UNESCO World Heritage Site in central Edinburgh, building work began in 1999. The first debate was held in 2004. Catalan architect Enric Miralles, died before its completion.
71. Emporia, Malmo, Sweden
Emporia is a one of Scandinavia's largest shopping malls. It opened in 2012 at a cost of two billion Swedish Krona. Architect Gert Wingårdh's building includes 200 shops and covers an area of 93,000 square meters. The mall is three storeys with a roof terrace of 27,000 square metres.
66. Khan Shatyr, Astana, Kazakhstan
The Khan Shatyr Entertainment Centre is a giant transparent tent like structure that was opened in 2006. It is 500 feet high and includes an area larger than ten football pitches that plays home to a shopping and entertainment venue with squares, cobbled streets, a boating river, shopping centre, minigolf and even an indoor beach resort.
69. EMP Museum, Seattle, USA
Formerly [clunkily] known as the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, the EMP Museum is a non-profit exhibition, dedicated to popular and modern culture. It was founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in 2000.
72. Mode Gakuen, Tokyo, Japan
The 669 foot, 50-story educational facility located in the Nishi-Shinjuku district of Tokyo, may only be the seventeenth tallest building in Japan, but it is arguably the most attractive tall structure. Completed in 2008, the design of the tower is a product of Tange Associates, who said, "The building's cocoon shape symbolizes a building that nurtures the students inside."