#10 The Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan

The Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan
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In the last several decades, Azerbaijan has been actively developing. Today, it is a modern metropolis with many skyscrapers and buildings designed by leading architects. One of such buildings is The Heydar Aliyev Center with total area of 111 m2 that holds a museum, library, and exhibition halls.

#9 Sunrise Kempinski Hotel in Beijing, China

Sunrise Kempinski Hotel in Beijing, China
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This unsurpassed in its beauty and architecture hotel is rightly named the most luxurious hotel in China. The structure has an unusual round shape and is located on the shore of a beautiful lake. The reflection of the hotel in the water creates the effect of the number 8, which in China is a symbol of wealth and prosperity.

#8 The Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore

The Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore
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This hotel can be considered the most unusual in the world. It has three towers and the boat-like construction that connects them on the 57th floor. Here you can also swim in an infinite pool and enjoy great views of the city.

#7 Cumulus in Nordborg, Denmark

Cumulus in Nordborg, Denmark
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The look of the structure raises many questions as for the real intentions of the project. The look of this scientific and entertainment complex resembles the cloud, the total area of which is thousand square meters.

#6 Al Bahr Towers in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Al Bahr Towers in Abu Dhabi, UAE
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These two majestic twin towers are a kind of gateway to the east of the city. Architects have designed and built an extraordinary façade, preserving the traditions of Arabic architecture and design.

#5 City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain

City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain
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The City of Science and Arts in Valencia miraculously connects the Mediterranean tradition of the sea and light with modern architecture. This futuristic complex symbolizes the renewed Valencia, where millions of tourists can enjoy a kind of interweaving of culture, nature, art, and science.

#4 The Blue Planet in Kastrup, Denmark

The Blue Planet in Kastrup, Denmark
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The Blue Planet is the biggest aquarium in Europe. The appearance of the complex resembles a whirlpool, which pulls the visitors in the depths of the sea, so that they can familiarize themselves with their lives.

#3 Chapel of the Holy Cross in Arizona, USA

Chapel of the Holy Cross in Arizona, USA
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The main attraction of Arizona is Chapel in the rock. The façade of the embedded into rock chapel is a giant cross, which in turn is not only a symbol of the building but also a support structure which made it possible to place windows across the wall.

#2 Infinity Tower in Dubai, UAE

Infinity Tower in Dubai, UAE
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The tower is the tallest structure with a twist in the world. The complex spirals at 90 degree from its foundation to the top.

#1 Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia

Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia
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This is the oldest building in this list of modern structures but the most interesting one of the previous century. An ideal flat roof is covered with more than a million tiles. In different lighting, tiles create a different color scheme.