Announcement – "Vanity Fair’s World Architecture Survey: The 5 Most Important Buildings"

« We asked the world’s leading architects, critics, and deans of architecture schools two questions: what are the five most important buildings, bridges, or monuments constructed since 1980, and what is the greatest work of architecture thus far in the 21st century? Here are the answers from our 52 respondents, who are listed alphabetically. (Note: some people named more or fewer buildings than requested.)

Choices by TADAO ANDO, Tadao Ando & Associates:

My choices for the most important buildings, monuments, or bridges completed since 1980:
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain (Frank Gehry)
Church of the Light, Osaka, Japan (Tado Ando)
Jewish Museum, Berlin (Daniel Libeskind)
Queen Elizabeth II Great Court at the British Museum, London (Norman Foster)
Culture and Congress Center, Lucerne, Switzerland (Jean Nouvel)

My choice for the most significant work of architecture created so far in the 21st century:
New York Times Building, New York (Renzo Piano)

Choices by MICHAEL JEMTRUD, Director, McGill University School of Architecture:

My choices for the most important buildings, monuments, or bridges completed since 1980:
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain (Frank Gehry)
Thermal Baths at Vals, Switzerland (Peter Zumthor)
Church of the Light, Osaka, Japan (Tadao Ando)
Jewish Museum, Berlin (Daniel Libeskind)
National Archives, Bogotá, Colombia (Rogelio Salmona)

My choice for the most significant work of architecture created so far in the 21st century:
London City Hall (Norman Foster)

Choices by ZAHA HADID, Zaha Hadid Architects:

My choices for the most important buildings, monuments, or bridges completed since 1980:
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain (Frank Gehry)
HSBC Building, Hong Kong (Norman Foster)
Mediatheque Building, Sendai, Japan (Toyo Ito)
Lloyd’s Building, London (Richard Rogers)
BMW Welt, Munich (COOP Himmelblau)

My choice for the most significant work of architecture created so far in the 21st century:
Casa de la Musica, Porto Portugal (Rem Koolhaas/O.M.A.)

Choices by JEAN NOUVEL, Ateliers Jean Nouvel:

My choices for the most important buildings, monuments, or bridges completed since 1980:
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain (Frank Gehry)
HSBC Building, Hong Kong (Norman Foster)
Tjibaou Cultural Center, New Caledonia (Renzo Piano)
DeYoung Museum, San Francisco (Herzog & de Meuron)
Barajas Airport, Madrid (Richard Rogers)

My choice for the most significant work of architecture created so far in the 21st century:
Scottish Parliament Building, Edinburgh (Enric Miralles)  »

To view the complete listing on the Vanity Fair website…

To view the interview with Charlie Rose about the Vanity Fair Survey…

(Source: Charles-Étienne Cyr, Pasquin St-Jean ingénieurs-conseils)

(Photo credit: Peter Knaup)

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