architecture
New year, new buildings: 2017's most anticipated openings
Updated 4th January 2017
View gallery
28 Pictures
afragola 2
New year, new buildings: 2017's most anticipated openings
A lot can happen in a year, especially in the ever-evolving world of architecture. In 2016, we watched a number of ambitious buildings transform skylines, from the rise of Thailand's tallest tower, MahaNakhon, to the opening of David Adjaye's landmark National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington.
Related:
MahaNakhon: Why Asia's futuristic skylines just got crazier
READ: Rain makers and sunken Central Park, are these the skylines of the future?
With a full lineup of highly anticipated designs on the horizon, 2017 is just as promising. Zaha Hadid Architects' Napoli-Afragola High Speed Train Station is set to redefine rail travel, at least stylistically, with its sculptural white facade that resembles a snake. BIG's vision for LEGO House, meanwhile, pays homage to the famous children's blocks, featuring interlocking modules and tiered terraces.
Twisted towers: Number of spiraled skyscrapers soars
Meanwhile, a cluster of high-profile museums are slated to open in the new year, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town.
Scroll through the gallery above for a sneak peek at the structures that will shape 2017.
By continuing to browse our site you agree to our use of cookies, revised Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. More information about cookies.
I agree