Museo Guggenheim, Spain

   Frank Gehry's Museo Guggenheim in the northern Spanish city of Bilbao, opened in 1997, is one of the most influential and striking buildings in modern architecture. With ribbonlike sheets of titanium and its collection of interconnecting blocks, the museum not only gives a nod to Bilbao's industrialism but also to the saucerlike curves of Frank Lloyd Wright's Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York.

  The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a museum of modern and contemporary art, designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry built by Ferrovial. It is built alongside the Nervion River, which runs through the city of Bilbao to the Atlantic Coast. The Guggenheim is one of many museums belonging to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. The museum features permanent and visiting exhibits of works by Spanish and international artists. The museum was the building most frequently named as one of the most important works completed since 1980 in the 2010 World Architecture Survey among architecture experts.