- Sagrada Familia temple
- Sydney Opera House
- Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
- Heydar Aliyev Center
- Burj Khalifa
We all know about the existence of the Seven Wonders of the World. These places can be called ancient. But what if you put together such a list but include some of the most incredible modern attractions?
Sagrada Familia temple
The Sagrada Familia, or the Sagrada Familia, built in Barcelona by Antoni Gaudí's design, is the oldest wonder of the world on our list. This temple is the most famous long-term construction in the world: its construction began in 1882, and was completed in 2010 (and even then not completely!). Despite this, the structure is striking in its beauty and grandeur, atmosphere and scale. The main idea of Gaudi was that a person, seeing the aesthetics of a structure, would join the eternal - and this makes the temple immortal.
Sydney Opera House
The construction of the Sydney Opera House by Jorn Utzon is a real challenge for its time. The structure was built in 1973 and has become one of the most recognizable buildings in the world. The sail-like shells that make up the roof make it unique. Queen Elizabeth II was present at the opening of the opera house on October 20, 1979. In 2007, the site, which has become the country's hallmark, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The architect's idea is interpreted in different ways: the most common versions are frozen music, shells or sea waves.
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao can be called the brother of the Sydney Opera by its revolutionary and sculptural character. The project was prepared by the architect Frank Gary, and the grand opening took place in 1997. The museum is considered one of the most spectacular buildings in the world, built in the style of deconstructivism. The building has been compared to an artichoke, a bird, an airplane and a rose that is about to bloom. Thanks to the popularity of the building, the Spanish Bilbao from a provincial town turned into a popular tourist destination, which gave rise to a whole current called the "Bilbao Effect". The essence of the movement is to change the life and economic situation of the whole city thanks to one object. A city-forming museum.
Heydar Aliyev Center
The Heydar Aliyev Center is a cultural center built in the center of Baku on the street of the same name. Zaha Hadid - “the queen of crooked lines” - donated this building to the city in 2012. She has crossed architectural boundaries so much that it may seem as if the line between reality and imagination has been erased.
Inside the building are conference rooms, offices, museums and exhibition halls. In 2014, the Heydar Aliyev Center, named after the third president of Azerbaijan, was named the best building in the world.
This list cannot do without the most famous and tallest skyscraper in the world. The American architectural bureau Skidmore worked on the project, and by 2010 the construction of the tallest building in the world was completed. The shape of the Burj Khalifa resembles a stalagmite. Inside are located:
- Shopping centers
- Observation Decks
- High speed elevators
- Exhibition halls, etc.