Burj al Arab, Dubai, UAE
Translating to ‘Tower of the Arabs’, this luxurious hotel is the statement of Dubai. Standing at 28-stories high, it’s one of the largest hotels in the world. It's hard to believe that this futuristic metropolis, with skyscrapers littering the skyline was once a fishing town.
Tokyo Sky Tree, Tokyo, Japan
The tallest tower in the world stands at a jaw-dropping 634m in Tokyo. That’s a lot of steps! This epic structure, built in 2012, currently operates as a broadcasting tower, restaurant and observation tower. The blend of traditional Japanese aesthetics and futuristic design has enticed architects from all around the globe.
Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau, Germany
Any Disney fans? The Neuschwanstein Castle was used as inspiration for both the Sleeping Beauty castle and the Disney Logo. Located near Munich, this castle was built in 1886. Over the years, 60 million visitors have passed through its doors, each inspired by the enchanting aura of this fairy-tale palace!
Taj Mahal, Agra, India
No suprise it has ‘wonder’ in its title. The Taj Mahal was constructed in 1653, by Emporer Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife. It took 17 years and 22,000 people to build it! Completely identical on each four sides, the structure changes colour throughout the day, as the sun reflects off the white marble.
The Shard, London, England
At 95 floors and 309 meters high, the Shard is the tallest building in the UK and the 2nd largest in Europe. Architect, Renzo Piano was inspired by the railway lines located near site, which shaped the neo-futurism architectural style. An outstanding 95% of construction materials are recycled, making it one of the most ecological builds in the world.