Most Important Achitecture 1980-2010

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Architect:Frank Gehry
Structure:Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
Year Completed:1997
Number of Votes:28
By Peter Knaup

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2010/08/architecture-survey-slideshow-201008

Vanity Fair asked 52 experts to choose the five most important works of architecture created since 1980, they named a staggering 132 different structures. Here are the top 21, in order of popularity.

Architect: Renzo Piano
Structure: Menil Collection, Houston
Year Completed: 1987
Number of Votes: 10
By Paul Hester.

Architect: Peter Zumthor
Structure: Thermal Baths, Vals, Switzerland
Year Completed: 1996
Number of Votes: 9
By Todd Eberle.

Architect: Sir Norman Foster
Structure: HSBC Building, Hong Kong
Year Completed: 1985
Number of Votes: 7
By Heather Coulson.

Architect: Rem Koolhaas (Office for Metropolitan Architecture)
Structure: Seattle Central Library
Year Completed: 2004
Number of Votes: 6 (plus 3 votes for “most significant work of architecture created so far in the 21st century”)
By Robert Polidori.

Architect: Toyo Ito
Structure: Mediatheque building, Sendai, Japan
Year Completed: 2001
Number of Votes: 6 (plus 1 vote for “most significant work of architecture created so far in the 21st century”)
By Hiro Sakaguchi.

Architect: Sir James Stirling
Structure: Neue Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany
Year Completed: 1984
Number of Votes: 6
By Richard Bryant/Arcaid.co.uk.

Architect: Tadao Ando
Structure: Church of the Light, Osaka, Japan
Year Completed: 1989
Number of Votes: 6
By Todd Eberle.

Architect: Maya Lin
Structure: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Year Completed: 1982
Number of Votes: 5
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Architect: Sir Norman Foster
Structure: Millau Viaduct, France
Year Completed: 2004
Number of Votes: 4 (plus 1 vote for “most significant work of architecture created so far in the 21st century”)
By Nigel Young.

Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Structure: Jewish Museum, Berlin
Year Completed: 1998
Number of Votes: 4
By Jens Ziehe/© Jüdisches Museum Berlin.

Architect: Sir Richard Rogers
Structure: Lloyd’s Building, London
Year Completed: 1984
Number of Votes: 4
By Joe Fletcher/Esto.

Architect: Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron
Structure: Bird’s Nest stadium, Beijing
Year Completed: 2008
Number of Votes: 3 (plus 7 votes for “most significant work of architecture created so far in the 21st century”)
By Iwan Baan.

Architect: Rem Koolhaas (Office for Metropolitan Architecture)
Structure: CCTV Building, Beijing
Year Completed: Still under construction
Number of Votes: 3 (plus 2 votes for “most significant work of architecture created so far in the 21st century”)
By Nikolas Koenig/Trunkarchive.com.

Architect: Rem Koolhaas (Office for Metropolitan Architecture)
Structure: Casa da Musica, Porto, Portugal
Year Completed: 2005
Number of Votes: 3 (plus 1 vote for “most significant work of architecture created so far in the 21st century”)
By Christian Richters.

Architect: Jean Nouvel
Structure: Cartier Foundation, Paris
Year Completed: 1994
Number of Votes: 3 (plus 1 vote for “most significant work of architecture created so far in the 21st century”)
By Jean Nouvel.

Architect: COOP Himmelblau
Structure: BWM Welt, Munich
Year Completed: 2007
Number of Votes: 3 (plus 1 vote for “most significant work of architecture created so far in the 21st century”)
Courtesy of BMW.

Architect: Steven Holl
Structure: Addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri
Year Completed: 2007
Number of Votes: 3
By Roland Halbe/courtesy the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Architect: Thom Mayne (Morphosis)
Structure: Cooper Union building, New York
Year Completed: 2009
Number of Votes: 3
By Iwan Baan.

Architect: Bernard Tschumi
Structure: Parc de la Villette, Paris
Year Completed: 1987
Number of Votes: 3
By Simeone Huber.

Architect: Foreign Office Architects
Structure: Yokohama Port Terminal, Japan
Year Completed: 2002
Number of Votes: 3
By Satoru Mishima.

Architect: Le Corbusier
Structure: Saint-Pierre church, Firminy, France
Year Completed: 2006 (from a design by Le Corbusier, who died in 1965)
Number of Votes: 2 (plus 4 votes for “most significant work of architecture created so far in the 21st century”)
By Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images.

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