15 Marvels Of Architecture That Will Leave You In Awe

Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Sea of Marmara in background

Architecture is art. A form of art that you can live that you can experience. It is the most vivid form of expression, structure, and engineering that will leave you in amazement. We have collected 15 pieces of architecture from around the world that are worth looking at.

1. Sydney Opera House, Australia

Designed by a Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the Sydney Opera House opened in 1973. It is a perfect representative of Australian architecture.

Source: City of Sydney

2. Spain Library Park, Colombia

Located in Santo Domingo Savio, Colombia, the Biblioteca de España (Spain Library Park) is named after Spain because it was funded by the Spanish government. The three buildings of the library park resemble rocks.

Source: Bold Magazine

3. Hong Kong Polytechnic University

A building of Hong Kong University located in the Hung Hom district Kowloon is known as Jockey Club Innovation Tower. It was designed by the acclaimed architect Zaha Hadid and completed in 2013.

Definitely something worth looking at.

Source: Dezeen

4. CCTV Headquarters, China

The CCTV Headquarters is a 44-story building in the Beijing Central Business District. Due to its rather funny design, the 234-meter skyscraper is known as “the trousers” among the locals.

Source: Buro Ole Scheeren

5. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

This nineteenth-century palace in Bavaria inspired the Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Source: Pinterest

6. Blue Mosque, Turkey

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul is a popular tourist site in the city. Constructed at the beginning of the 17th century, it is undoubtedly one the most beautiful pieces of architecture.

Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Sea of Marmara in the background.
Source: Traveler Corner

7. Chartres Cathedral, France

Located in the southwest of Paris, the Chartres Cathedral is a Gothic Catholic cathedral that was built in 1194.

Source: The History Hub

8. Centre Georges Pompidou, France

Commonly known as Centre Pompidou, it is a modern high-tech library in Paris. Its bright colors and the exterior escalators are its most prominent features.

Source: Escapade Parisienne

9. Great Mosque of Djenné, Mali

Considered as one of the wonders of African architecture, the mosque is the largest mud-built structure in the world. The latest version of the mosque opened up in 1907 and can accommodate 3,000 worshipers.

Source: Slate

10. Turninn building, Iceland

The Turninn building in Reykjavík beautifully compliments the bay of Reykjavík and the mountain Esja it faces.

Source: Arch Daily

11. Church of St. George, Ethiopia

Located in Lalibela, the Biete Ghiorgis is known to have been carved out of one stone.

Source: Most Beautiful Places in The World

12. Temppeliaukio Church, Finland

Situated in the heart of Helsinki, the Temppeliaukio Church has been excavated directly into a rock in the ground. The Rock Church features excellent acoustics and gets the best sunlight despite being made in a rock.

Source: Pinterest

13. Light of Life Church, South Korea

In Soul, South Korea, the Light of Life Church might look ordinary on the outside, but the insides are a different surprise.

Source: Inhabitat

14. Ribbon Chapel, Japan

The Ribbon Chapel in Hiroshima hosts frequent wedding ceremonies. Looking at the beautiful piece of architecture, you might end up wanting to get married.

Source: Design Boom

15. Sagrada Família, Spain

The Roman Catholic Church is located in Barcelona. The construction started in 1882 and is still not quite complete. It will give you Narnia feels.

Source: Dezeen

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