Museo Soumaya in Mexico City, Mexico
Museo Soumaya was designed by Fernando Romero in 1994, but it still remains an iconic building. Its construction was financed by the businessman Carlos Slim and its construction amounted to more than 47 million euro. In the 6-storey Museo Soumaya, you can explore different types of works of art from Europe and Mexico. The avant-garde design of the building attracts attention immediately. The facade has a shining structure that resembles the sculptures of Auguste Rodin. The building covering consists of 16,000 polygonal aluminum panels, which are responsible for the flashing effect.
Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, France
The Louis Vuitton Foundation Museum is located in the north of the Bois de Boulogne in Paris. It is impossible to miss it; you will immediately notice the sailboat with sails filled out by the western wind. This incredible building is the work and a peculiar signature of Frank Gehry, a visionary in architecture. He created forms inconceivable for human imagination and revolutionized the use of glass to create a light, bright, unique and innovative building. This place for art, worth $ 143 million, is not only a museum but also a cultural center designed to encourage modern artists.
Niterói Contemporary Art Museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Museum of Contemporary Art is the work of the architect Oscar Niemeyer. It is located on the Mirante da Boa Viagem area, which offers a panoramic view of the southern Atlantic Ocean, Guanabara Bay, and Rio de Janeiro. The architecture is stunning, especially against the background of natural beauties. The building of the museum has the shape of an inverted cone, which resembles a flying saucer, landed in the middle of a circular pool like a giant water flower. Mainly made of white-colored reinforced concrete, the museum is divided into four levels, connected by a spiral staircase.
Messner Mountain Museum—Corones, Italy
Messner Mountain Museum is the last of a series of six mountain museums built by Messner, the first person to climb all 14 mountains over 8,000 meters, and the first to climb Mount Everest without the aid of tanked oxygen. The museum is dedicated to the mountain history and offers a unique view of the majestic mountain walls of the Dolomites and the Alps. On the edge of the most magnificent observation site in South Tyrol, in the distinctive building of the museum created by Zaha Hadid, the view stretches beyond the borders of South Tyrol to all points of the compass: from the valleys of Lienz in the east to the Ortler in the west, from the Marmolada in the south to the Zillertal Alps in the north.
Metropol Parasol—Seville, Spain
Metropol Parasol is a wooden structure located on La Encarnación Square, in the old quarter of Seville. It was designed by the German architect Jürgen Mayer and completed in April 2011. It has dimensions of 150 by 70 meters and an approximate height of 26 meters and claims to be the largest wooden structure in the world. The Roman remains discovered during the construction of the museum are intelligently incorporated into its foundations and are now displayed in the Museo Antiquarium. The structure also houses the local food market, several cafés and tapas bars.