10 Of The World’s Most Architecturally Striking Museums

COMPILED BY Lindi Brownell Meiring

There are thousands of museums the world over, and choosing only a handful of stand-out designs was not an easy task. Regardless of what each museum is dedicated to, these 10 caught our attention from the get-go.

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

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Where: Bilbao, Spain

Designed by: Frank Gehry

Date completed: 1997

Image credit: oddcities.com

Nestlé Chocolate Museum

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Where: Mexico City, Mexico

Designed by: Rojkind Arquitectos

Date completed: 2007

Image credit: arch20.com

Fondation Louis Vuitton

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Where: Paris, France

Designed by: Frank Gehry

Date completed: 2014

Image credit: Iwan Baan

//Hapo Freedom Park Museum

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Where: Salvokop, Pretoria

Designed by: GAPP Architects and Urban Designers, Mashabane Rose Associates, MMA Architects

Date completed: 2011

Image credit: Adriaan Louw

Museo Soumaya (Plaza Carso)

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Where: Mexico City, Mexico

Designed by: Fernando Romero

Date completed: 2011

Image credits: commons.wikimedia.org, orangecode.mx

Salvador Dalí Museum

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Where: Florida, USA

Designed by: Yann Weymouth/HOK

Date completed: 2011

Image credits: hok.com, phaidon.com

Royal Ontario Museum (The Crystal)


Where: Toronto, Canada

Designed by: Daniel Libeskind

Date completed: 2007

Image credits: libeskind.com

Stedelijk Museum


Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Designed by: Benthem Crouwel Architects

Date completed: 2012

Image credits: amsterdamnow.com, detail-online.com

Niterói Contemporary Art Museum

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Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Designed by: Oscar Niemeyer

Date completed: 1996

Image credits: yellowtrace.com.au, prettyarchitecture.com

Denver Art Museum (Frederic C. Hamilton extension)

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Where: Colorado, USA

Designed by: Daniel Libeskind / Davis Partnership Architects joint venture

Date completed: 2006

Image credits: libeskind.com