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Discover some of the world’s most dazzling buildings from the 20th and 21st centuries

Discover our pick of the most brilliant architecture of the 20th and 21st centuries – you can find sublime and surreal buildings not just in modern mega-cities but also in the midst of nature

MAKING Waves

PHOTOGRAPHS: WAA

Yinchuan, China (2015)

Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

by We Architech Anonymous (WAA)

MOCA opened in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (NHAR) of China with an intention to specialise in Chinese and Islamic art – Yinchuan having been a staging post on the ancient Silk Road. But it’s the architecture that surprises, a flowing form said to reflect the Yellow River. The building is a representation of a stream that also offers a bridge between the Arab and Chinese worlds – a heady, handsome mix of geological and geopolitical forces.

moca-yinchuan.com

PHOTOGRAPHS:V BEN/SHUTTERSTOCK, DEYMOS/GETTY, COPYRIGHT ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS SAIKO 3P/SHUTTERSTOCK, OSTILL/SHUTTERSTOCK
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In the May issue… hop from one blissful Greek island to another on a Great Escape to the Northeast Aegean; find what's new out of the workshops, kitchens and performing spaces of Amsterdam's most innovative locals; follow in the footsteps of the pioneering Victorian-era traveller Lady Florence Dixie through the wilds of Chilean Patagonia; discover some of the world's best architecture from the 20th and 21st centuries; and much more

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