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11 Great Buildings Under Construction

Is there anything more fascinating than seeing the construction process of a building? If you love architecture, from the initial concept through its construction, you’ll find this collection really beautiful. Check this photographs of great buildings on their construction process.

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Virginia Duran Blog- Photography 10 Great Buildings Under Construction- Rolex Learning Center by SANAA 1

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1. Rolex Learning Center

Architect: SANAA
Year: 2010
Location: Lausanne (Switzerland)
Click here to learn more about the building.


Virginia Duran Blog- Photography 10 Great Buildings Under Construction- UN Studio Pavilion Chicago
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Virginia Duran Blog- Photography 10 Great Buildings Under Construction- UN Studio Pavilion Chicago Final exterior

2. Burnham Pavilion

Architect: UN Studio
Year: 2009 (temporal)
Location: Chicago (US)
Click here to learn more about the building.


Virginia Duran Blog- Photography 10 Great Buildings Under Construction- Hong Kong Airport by Norman Foster Site
Virginia Duran Blog- Photography 10 Great Buildings Under Construction- Hong Kong Airport by Norman Foster Beams

Virginia Duran Blog- Photography 10 Great Buildings Under Construction- Hong Kong Airport by Norman Foster

Virginia Duran Blog- Photography 10 Great Buildings Under Construction- Hong Kong Airport by Norman Foster Interior

3. Chek Lap Kok Airport

Architect: Foster + Partners
Year: 1998
Location: Hong Kong (China)
Click here to learn more about the building.


Virginia Duran Blog- Photography 10 Great Buildings Under Construction- Burj Khalifa 0
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Virginia Duran Blog- Photography 10 Great Buildings Under Construction- Burj Khalifa

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4. Burj Khalifa

Architect: Adrian Smith, William F. Baker, George J. Efstathiou, Marshall Strabala
Year: 2010
Location: Dubai  (UAE)
Click here to learn more about the building.


Virginia Duran Blog- Photography 10 Great Buildings Under Construction- Caja Madrid Tower Foster and Partners 2
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Virginia Duran Blog- Photography 10 Great Buildings Under Construction- Caja Madrid Tower Foster and Partners 1

Virginia Duran Blog- Photography 10 Great Buildings Under Construction- Caja Madrid Tower Foster and Partners

5. Caja Madrid Tower

Architect: Foster + Partners
Year: 2009
Location: Madrid (Spain)
Click here to learn more about the building.


Virginia Duran Blog- Photography 10 Great Buildings Under Construction- Moshde Safdie Habitat 67
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Virginia Duran Blog- Photography 10 Great Buildings Under Construction- Moshde Safdie Habitat 67 exterior

6. Habitat 67

Architect: Moshde Safdie
Year: 1967
Location: Montréal (Canada)
Click here to learn more about the building.


Virginia Duran Blog- Photography 10 Great Buildings Under Construction- Petronas Towers by Cesar Pelli 2 detail 2
Virginia Duran Blog- Photography 10 Great Buildings Under Construction- Petronas Towers by Cesar Pelli 2 detail

Virginia Duran Blog- Photography 10 Great Buildings Under Construction- Petronas Towers by Cesar Pelli 1

Virginia Duran Blog- Photography 10 Great Buildings Under Construction- Petronas Towers by Cesar Pelli

Virginia Duran Blog- Photography 10 Great Buildings Under Construction- Petronas Towers by Cesar Pelli 2

7. Petronas Twin Towers

Architect: César Pelli
Year: 1999
Location: Kuala Lumpur (Malasya)
Click here to learn more about the building.


RAF Puma HC1 Helicopter Flies Past The Shard Skyscraper, London
Virginia Duran Blog- Photography 10 Great Buildings Under Construction- The Shard by Renzo Piano

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Virginia Duran Blog- Photography 10 Great Buildings Under Construction- The Shard by Renzo Piano-

8. The Shard

Architect: Renzo Piano
Year: 2012
Location: London (UK)
Click here to learn more about the building.


Virginia Duran Blog- Photography 10 Great Buildings Under Construction- Guangzhou Opera House by Zaha Hadid Architects
Zaha Hadid / Guangzhou

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Virginia Duran Blog- Photography 10 Great Buildings Under Construction- Guangzhou Opera House by Zaha Hadid Architects 1

9. Guangzhou Opera House

Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Year: 2010
Location: Guangzhou (China)
Click here to learn more about the building.


Virginia Duran Blog- Photography 10 Great Buildings Under Construction- Pritzker Pavilion by Frank Gehry 1
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Virginia Duran Blog- Photography 10 Great Buildings Under Construction- Pritzker Pavilion by Frank Gehry

Virginia Duran Blog- Chicago Best Buildings for Architects - Jay Pritzker Pavilion by Frank Gehry Skyline Views

10. Pritzker Pavilion

Architect: Frank Gehry
Year: 2004
Location: Chicago (US)
Click here to learn more about the building.


Virginia Duran Blog- Photography 10 Great Buildings Under Construction- Taichung Metropolitan Opera House by Toyo Ito

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Virginia Duran Blog- Photography 10 Great Buildings Under Construction- Taichung Metropolitan Opera House by Toyo Ito Taiwan

11. Taichung Metropolitan Opera House
Architect: Toyo Ito
Year: not built yet
Location: Taichung (Taiwan)
Click here to learn more about the building.


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25 thoughts on “11 Great Buildings Under Construction

    • Hello James! I have to agree with you that some of these photographs can be scary. Which construction isn’t? I found the Burj Khalifa both amazing and spooky haha. Just checked the project in Amsterdam, haven’t heard of it before and I loved it. It also reminded me to this other one in Zürich http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Switzerland/Zurich/Freitag%20Flagship%20Store I think it keeps the concept you were talking about! What do you think? Have you been in Zurich by the way?
      Virginia

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      • This is an interesting project as well Virginia, but I must admit that I’d be a bit nervous in the top shop. I love the Amsterdam project for lots of reasons, but mostly because it’s infinitely practical, and creative as well. (Which is a good, general description of the Dutch.) And yes, we visited Zurich, but it was years ago. We had an unlimited-travel Eurail Pass, and were determined to put it to good use. ~James

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    • Hello Clara, it’s been a while that I don’t see you around here😉
      Really happy that you enjoyed this impressive skeletons. Some of these are quite amazing right? I am looking forward to seeing the Opera House by Toyo Ito built!

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