The past 12 months has seen some remarkable projects delivered around the globe; from the world’s second tallest building — Gensler’s Shanghai Tower — to the many pavilions of the Milan World Expo. The ambitions of designers and developers remains undiminished, though, and 2016 will see the completion of a host of new, groundbreaking, genre-defining architectural landmarks around the world. Here are 10 of our top picks to look out for in the coming year:
The perforated brick extension to one of London’s most visited museums will add a vast amount of new exhibition space when it opens in June 2016.
Allied Works’ striking, sculptural Studio Bell will form a new gateway for Calgary on its completion next year.
Zaha Hadid’s first residential project in the Big Apple is now rising above the High Line in Manhattan. The building’s characteristically curvaceous façades will soon be applied.
KPF’s 123-floor, 1,800-foot (555-meter) super-tall skyscraper is already reshaping the skyline of South Korea’s capital city and is set for completion in the fall of 2016.
National Museum of African American History and Culture by Adjaye Associates, The Freelon Group, Davis Brody Bond and SmithGroup, Washington, D.C., United States
The golden façades of David Adjaye’s landmark museum in Washington have been constructed in recent months, and the building is set for its grand opening in the coming months.
Snøhetta’s largest cultural project in the United States to date, the glacial Museum of Modern Art is approaching completion alongside Mario Botta’s original building.
The latticework of Rem Koolhaas’s new arts and retail hub in Miami is complete, and the building should be finished during the first half of 2016.
Construction of Norman Foster’s gargantuan, ring-shaped Apple campus is well under way, and the tech giant should be able to move into its sparkling new home later this year.
The vast terraces and shading canopies of FR-EE’s center for Latin American contemporary arts are well underway in Miami.
Across the water from his iconic Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, the many disks of Jean Nouvel’s Qatar museum are now taking shape in the heart of Doha.