Top 9 Modern Architectural Wonders

2. Sydney Opera House, Australia

Sydney opera house is one of most indisputable architecture marvels of the world. It is also the most recognizable building of Australia. The opera is globally popular for its amazing design, especially for its distinctive roofs that shaped like sails. By considering its great architectural form and structural design UNESCO recognized the Sydney Opera house as a world heritage site in 2007.


The construction of the Sydney opera house was started in 1957 and it took 16 long years for the completion. It was designed by Danish Architect Jorn Utzon. Today the Sydney opera house is the most popular multi- venue performing arts center. Every the opera hosts more than 1500 performances and attracts 2 million visitors from all parts of the world.

The roof sails of the Sydney opera house are made of about 2100 pre-cast concrete sections. The architect Jorn Utzon used a special kind of ceramic tiles for the design of the roof of the opera house, to make the structure more attractive and eye-catching one in the Sydney harbor.

It took more than three years for the construction of special ceramic tiles in the design of the Sydney opera house. The engineers used more than 1 million such tiles for the design of sail roofs of Sydney opera. The interior of the Sydney opera house features an attractive display of various colors including cream, red and yellow.

The Sydney opera house has five main sections – A concert hall with a seating capacity of 2679, an opera house with a seating capacity of 1547, a drama theatre with a seating capacity of 544, a playhouse with a seating capacity of 398 and a studio with seating capacity of 364. All halls feature breathtaking designs and great acoustic.