9 Amazing Architectural Wonders around the world
From ancient wonders to modern masterpieces, these incredible architectural marvels will surprise you with their unique design, style and shapes.
These famous and magnificent buildings around the world are a perfect amalgamation of futuristic design and ancient architectural traditions. The intricate design, unique style, different dimension, unusual shapes and decorative details enhance the beauty and charm of these architectural wonders.
Here’s our list of 9 incredible architectural wonders around the world
- Burj Al Arab, Dubai, UAE
This iconic 28-storey building is one of the tallest hotels in the world. Burj Al Arab, designed by lead Architect Tom Wright is built on an artificial island, 280 metres above the mainland. This magnificent building is shaped like a vast billowing sail.
- Baalbek, Lebanon
The Roman archaeological site, Baalbek is one of the marvellous wonders of the ancient world. Also called Heliopolis, “The City of Suns”, Baalbek holds many phenomenal temples, porticoes, courtyards and palatial stone stairways that add to the incredible beauty of this structure.
- Habitat 67, Montreal, Canada
The revolutionary housing concept in Canada was designed by Israeli–Canadian architect Moshe Safdie. Habitat 67 comprises of 354 identical concrete units arranged on top of each other offering outdoor space, fresh air and privacy to the residents.
- The Bayterek, Kazakhstan
The awe-inspiring Bayterek tower in Kazakhstan is a spike structured space-age tower. According to a legend, this tower represents a famous tree in which the magic bird of happiness Samuruk laid its egg.
- Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
Guggenheim Museum in Spain is one of the spectacular modern architectural wonder designed by American-Canadian architect Frank Gehry. This groundbreaking museum consists of a series of interconnected titanium-coated buildings with a curved-structure.
- Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku
The Heydar Aliyev Center located in Baku, Azerbaijan is a brilliant architectural masterpiece designed by the famous architect Zaha Hadid. This modern building has a distinctive design with flowing lines and a lack of sharp angles.
- The Dancing House, Prague
Prague’s Nationale-Nederlanden building, also known as ‘The Dancing House’ was designed by the architects Vlado Milunic and Frank Gehry. This stunning building represents a dancing shape because of ninety-nine concrete panels, each with a different dimension and shape.
- Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau, Germany
This glorious castle located in Bavaria is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. It was built by King Ludwig II of Bulgaria in honour of composer Richard Wagner. An architectural marvel, Neuschwanstein Castle was the inspiration behind Disney’s iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle, which was later immortalised in their logo.
- Tokyo Sky Tree, Japan
The Tokyo sky tree located in Japan is the second-tallest structure in the world after Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. The construction of this “Skytree White” coloured tower was completed in 2012. The great Tokyo Sky Tree tower fuses modern architectural design with traditional Japanese aesthetics.