The Top 15 World’s Most Beautiful Buildings 2024 (Best Architectures)

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The most beautiful buildings in the world in 2024 are buildings with remarkable structures. They are prime tourists attraction as they are architectural marvels everyone wants to see. 

Many people have been asking these questions, what and where are the most beautiful buildings in the world? This article get you covered. 

These are the top 15 most beautiful buildings 2024 (best architectures) 

  • Museum of the Future
  • Marina Bay Sands
  • Osaka Castle
  • The Heydar Aliyev Center
  • White House
  • Zig Zag Towers
  • Potala Palace
  • The Azadi Tower
  • The Dancing House
  • The Wave Building
  • Louvre Museum
  • Fallingwater
  • Coin Building
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Lotus Temple

Check them out to see how amazing these buildings are. Keep reading!

1. Museum of the Future - The Most Beautiful Building in the World    

Museum of the Future is the most beautiful building in the world.
Image credit: Visit Visa to Dubai

Location: Financial District of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Purpose: Museum

Year open: 22 February 2022 (grand opening)

Architect: Shaun Killa 

Construction cost: $136 million

This amazing building is situated in the heart of Dubai. It is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world in 2024 and it is used as an exhibition space for innovative and futuristic ideologies, products, and services with traditional art forms. 

It is a popular building, and everyone is yearning to know as regards when it will be open for visitors. It is a 77 meters structure bridge. The building consists of 1,024 Arabic calligraphy stainless-steel panels that were made by robots. 

Words written on the building's exterior are quotes from the Ruler of Dubai, the Prime Minister and Vice-President of the UAE, and his Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. 

The building is powered by advanced and latest technologies that offer multi-sensory exposure. The remarkable capacity of the solar energy used in the structure is 4,000 megawatts. 

The building is also built with children in mind, in the building, children have the opportunity to learn and play in different activities that can help them to be creative, collaborate, and to be able to communicate effectively. Dubai city has the most beautiful buildings. 

2. Marina Bay Sands                       

The second on the list of the most beautiful buildings in the world is Marina Bay Sands.

Location: Bayfront Subzone, Downtown Core, Singapore

Purpose: integrated resort with the retail mall, and hotel, as well as entertainment venues and convention facilities such as museums, nightclubs, restaurants, and theaters.

Year open: February 17, 2011 (Grand opening)

Owner: Las Vegas Sands Corporation

Architect: Moshe Safdie (an Israeli-Canadian architect)

Construction cost: S$8 billion (USD $5.88 billion)

It is absolutely one out of the most beautiful buildings in the world in 2024 as well as one of the best architectures. It is a peculiar shape building with three towers connected to a huge Skypark that has the capacity to accommodate 3,900 people. 

Each of the 3 towers is 55 stories in height. The hotel in it has 2,561 rooms. It is wide on ground levels, then narrow in the middle, then wide again on the top floor. 

The ArtScience Museum part of the building has a remarkable architectural design in the form of a lotus flower. In the museum, you will find curated pieces of art from around the world. 

The convention center plus this building can accommodate around 45,000 people. This building has a more amazing view at night, with spectra show, which is among the amazing world's water laser shows. 

The roof of the building was actually pre-built in a different location using 14 separate steel, that was lifted on the towers and assembled on the tops of the towers.

3. Osaka Castle                            

Osaka Castle is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world as well as one of the best architectures.

Location: Osaka-Jō in Chūō-Ku, Osaka, Japan

Purpose: Public urban park and historical site 

Year open: 1586

In the sixteenth century, this iconic building plays a role in Japan's unification. In 1931, the castle was reconstructed using concrete. At the time it was constructed, it was the best and the most giant court in Japan. 

And today, it is one of the world's most beautiful buildings in 2023. At the time its construction was completed in 1586, the structure symbolizes power and grandeur by the samurai warlord. 

And for Toyotomi Hideyoshi's role as the ruler of Japan in unifying the country, by bringing peace after centuries of civil war. 

There is a gold leaf and ornaments feature on the five-story main tower, to demoralize enemies and impress visitors while getting near the structure. However, the building was attacked by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1614, was rebuilt, then in 1665, was struck by lightning and it gets burned down and was rebuilt again.

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4. The Heydar Aliyev Center         

One of the most beautiful buildings in the world is the Heydar Aliyev Center.
Image credit: Arquitecturaviva

Location: Baku, Azerbaijan

Purpose: Multifunctional hall (as a museum, cultural center, gallery hall, it hosts different scientific competitions and different educational projects and more)

Year open: 10 May 2012

Architect: Zaha Hadid (Iraqi-British architect)

Construction cost: US$250 million

It is undoubtedly, one of the most beautiful buildings in the world in 2024 with its fluid shape which it is famous for and it one of the best architectures. The structure is named after the man, Heydar Aliyev (1923 – 2003). 

He leads the country from 1969 to 1987 and from 1993 to 2003. It is the biggest cultural hub in Azerbaijan. The building shape is supported by steel frames and concrete elements. Please watch the video below to have more view of how charming the structure is. 

Some parts of the skin of the structure involve semi-reflective glass, that reflects different kinds of hues depending on the time of the day, and weather.

5. White House                          

White House is among the most beautiful buildings in the world.
Image credit: Gunthersimmermacher / Pixabay 

Location: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., United States

Purpose: Official residence and workplace of the president of the United States of America.

Year open: November 1, 1800

Owner: US government

Architect: James Hoban (an Irish architect)

Construction cost: $232,372 (original cost in 1792)

It is a high-profile building and definitely, it belongs to the list of the most beautiful buildings in the world. It is a really big house, the building is a mansion. 

It has six floors, 412 doors, 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 28 fireplaces, and 3 elevators. In 1901, the building adopted the name, White House and John Adams was the first to live in it. 

One of the popular facts about this building is that it was built by slaves. For almost a century, the house do not have electricity, and the entire building use gas lights, not until 1891 electricity began to be used there. 

Some president and their wives considered the building a lonely place. In fact, President Truman called it, a "glamorous prison" or "great white jail". 

As there are several restrictions and confining rules for living there. Even though the president lives there, everything there is not free. The president and his family pay for meals, staffers for parties, hair, and makeup, and dry cleaning.

6. Zig Zag Towers                          

On the list of the most beautiful buildings in the world is the Zig Zag Towers and it is also one of the world's best architectures.
Image credit: Maxam Qatar / Facebook 

Location: West Bay Lagoon Street tower, Doha, Qatar

Purpose: Leisure and recreation facilities live food court, shopping areas, saunas, and swimming pools.

Year open: November 2015

Architect:  MZ & Partners

They are one of the most beautiful towers in the world, which are also called the dancing towers and the West Bay Lagoon Plaza twin towers. It is one of the tourist attractions in Doha. 

It is a 143-meter-tall building, that is composed of 748 luxurious apartments and 34 residential floors. The design firm used was established in 2002, by Marwan Zgheib.

7. Potala Palace                      

Potala Palace is among the most beautiful buildings in the world.
Image credit: Hidden Architecture

Location: Lhasa, Tibet, China

Purpose: Winter Palace 

Year open: 1649

Founder: Songtsen Gampo

The building serves a central role in the traditional administration of Tibet. The structure composes of Red and White Palaces, plus their ancillary buildings. 

Their rich decoration, stunning landscape integration, and exquisite architecture all add to the historic appeal, which brings it to the list of the most beautiful building in the world. 

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The Top 10 Tallest Buildings in the World 

8. The Azadi Tower                    

The Azadi Tower is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.
Image credit: Blondinrikard Fröberg from Göteborg, Sweden

Location: Tehran, Iran

Purpose: It serves as a symbol of freedom and celebrates the 2,500th Persian monarch anniversary.

Year open: January 14, 1972

Architect: Hossein Amanat

Construction cost: $6 million

It is previously called Shahyad Tower, which is a landmark in Tehran. Azadi Tower means, Freedom Tower". It is also referred to as  “Tehran gate” because of its distance from the Mehrabad International Airport from the square. 

It is a structure that represents the country's great heritage and history. The building is a combination of an underground museum and a tower. 

There are about 50 historical artifacts in the museum's exposition. It is a place for festivals, concerts, light installations, and social and cultural events. With this building, you can learn about Iran's history. 

9. The Dancing House              

One out of the most beautiful buildings in the world is the Dancing House.
Image credit: My Best Place   

Location: Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic

Purpose: Offices and conference center

Year completed: 1996

Architects: Vlado Milunić & Frank Gehry

Construction cost:  €4 million ($4,250,700)

The uniquely non-traditional design building is situated at the center of Prague. Due to its unusual shape, the style is called deconstructivist in architectural terms. 

It was designed to depict the context of Czechoslovak society, breaking with the totalitarian past and appearance towards radical changes

The building is one out of the most beautiful buildings in the world in 2024 made of glass, concrete, and steel which also make it part of the world's best architectures. The British architect of Czech provenience,  Eva Jiřičná partially design the interior. 

10. The Wave Building               

The Wave Building is among the most beautiful buildings in the world right now. It is also one of the best architectures in the world.
Image credit: Arch Daily 

Location: The Wave in Vejle, Ved Bølgen, 7100 Vejle, Denmark

Purpose: Residential building complex 

Year completed: 2009

Architect:  Henning Larsen Architects

It is also referred to as a ground-breaking architectural piece in modern times. It is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world right now in 2024. 

The environment of the building inspires the architect to give it the unique beautiful shape of a wave. The structure is built on an area of 150,000 sq. ft (14,000 square meters). 

The building is made up of 105 luxury apartments. Living in one of the apartments is expensive, you can pay between €400,000 and €1,800,000 for flats there. 

This building is an award-winning landmark, as it has received some awards such as the 2011 Civic Trust Award and the 2010 LEAF Award. 

The first two part of the building was finished in 2009, and the last three was completed in 2018, the long intervals were caused by financial issues.

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11. Louvre Museum                 

Louvre Museum is part of the most beautiful buildings in the world.
Image credit: Noppawat Charoensinphon / Getty Images

Location: Musée du Louvre, 75001 Paris, France

Purpose: Museum

Year opened: 10 August 1793

Architect:  I. M. Pei

Construction cost: Around 30 million lives (around $4.5 billion today)

It is one of the most iconic buildings and one out of the most beautiful buildings in the world right now. It is a structure that symbolizes French history and culture as well as in terms of power and health. 

It is the world's largest museum, and it will take up to 100 days to see all the pieces of art in the museum. Even though it was not a museum from the start, it was in the 16th century that it was changed into a royal palace. 

One of its famous art here is the Mona Lisa, which is protected by bodyguards and bulletproof glass. 

About 66 percent of the painting are from French artists. Visitors feel enlightened and inspired when they visit this fascinating building.

12. Fallingwater                         

Fallingwater is among the most beautiful buildings in the world.
Image credit: Lachrimae72 / Pixabay 

Location: Mill Run, Fayette County, Pennsylvania

Purpose: Was originally built for the Kaufmann family in 1937, but right now, it is open to the public to tour as a museum.

Year completed: 1937

Owner: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright

Construction cost: $155,000 (about $2.9 million today)

Restoration cost: $11.5 million (approximately $16.8 million today)         

It is an architectural marvel as it is built on the waterfall. The architectural style is described as organic. The designer of the house, Frank Lloyd Wright, is one of the greatest architects in history. 

It is a stunning building surrounded by 5,100 acres of natural land. He use just two colors in painting the building, Cherokee red for the steel and a light ochre for the concrete. 

It was added as part of the World Heritage List four years ago. About 6 million people around the world have visited this house or thousands of visitors per year. 

When you get into the interior of the house still feel like you are surrounded by forest.

13. Coin Building                         

Coin Building is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.
Image credit: FritzDaCat / Wikimedia Commons 

Location: Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Purpose: Corporate Offices

Year completed: 2010

Owner: Aldar Properties

Architect: MZ Architects

Construction cost: AED 1,000,000,000 ($272,286,000)

It is the Aldar HQ Building and it is also known as Circular Building. The building is situated in an area where the ocean can be viewed in the stunning city of Abu Dhabi. 

Image credit: Arch Daily 

It is a 23-story building with a height of 110 meters. The building is made up of two circular convex-shaped facades, attached to each other by a thin band of indented glass. 

It is a total glass building, that gives the building a fascinating look. The building is popular for its amazing architecture and also it is among the most beautiful buildings in the world in 2024. The structure occupies a total area of 123,000 square meters. 

14. Sydney Opera House             

Part of the most beautiful buildings in the world is Sydney Opera House. And also, it is one of the best architectures in the world right now.
Image credit: NatasaInsightMagazine / Pixabay 

Location: Bennelong Point, Port Jackson, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Purpose: Multipurpose performing arts facility 

Year open: October 20, 1973

Owner: NSW Government

Architects: Jørn Utzon (a Danish architect) & Peter Hall

Construction cost: A$102 million (equivalent to around A$962 million now and that is US$651,870,440)

It is one of the oldest most-photographed beautiful buildings in the world. It has a unique roof structure that looks like shimmery white sail-shaped shells. 

It is the best-known landmark in Sydney and it is an iconic performing arts facility. Since the year it was completed, there have been expansion and improvement. It is one of the best architectures in the world as well. 

The largest facility here is the 2,679-seat Concert Hall, in which popular music shows, choir performances, and symphony concerts are hosted. There is also a 1500-seat Opera Theatre, where Opera and dance performances are performed. 

There other three different sizes of theaters here and they are configured for smaller musical performances, film screenings, and stage plays. There is also a professional recording studio here and several restaurants.

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15. Lotus Temple                            

Lotus Temple is on the list of the most beautiful buildings in the world.
Image credit: Vandelizer / Wikimedia Commons 

Location: Delhi, India

Year open: December 24, 1986

Architect: Fariborz Sahba

It is also called the Kamal Mandir. The structure looks like a white lotus flower. Its architectural marvel attracts visitors every year. 

The petal-like part of the building is arranged in three groups firmed by 27 marble petals. Its central hall that is 40 meters high and can accommodate 2,500.  

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