I am very interested in modern and postmodern archicecture (specifically learning about the differences between the two) and was hoping to get a list of recommendations of must see buildings throughout Europe for when I travel there.
My list thus far includes:
Neue Staatsgalerie in Germany
Guggenheim Museum in Spain
Dancing House in Prague
In Berlin also definitely visit the Jewish Museum designed by Daniel Libeskind. The roof of Sony Centre is very cool, too.
In Düsseldorf you find the Gehry Buildings
In Stuttgart the New State Art Gallery
Apart from that I love Hundertwasser architecture, especially his buildings in Vienna.
If you also take an interest in residential areas rather than just monumental buildings, consider coming to Amsterdam; there is a number of districts close to the main station that are worth exploring
Visit (& join) the possibly best arch./urban/engineering forum worldwide:
You can do some research there (this may take several months) and serve yourself. Don't forget having a look at local forums even if you don't understand the language.
In Spain you can add to your list:
-S. Calatrava's City of Arts & Science. Valencia. Spain
-R. Rogers' Madrid Barajas Airport Terminal 4. Madrid. Spain. 2006 Stirling Price
-J. Nouvel's Agbar Tower. Barcelona. Spain
-J. Nouvel's Reina Sofía Museum Enlargment. Madrid. Spain
-F. Gehry's Marques de Riscal Winery. Elciego. La Rioja. Spain
- Mies van der Rohe Pavillion. Barcelona. A hidden treasure.
Do some search in Flickr for pictures. Try with 'Ciudad de las Artes', 'Madrid Barajas T4', 'Marques de Riscal' 'Torre Agbar' 'Pabellon Mies van der Rohe'...
If you consider modern the 1900-1950 architecture dont miss Barcelona and Vienna. Another absolute must is London, N. Fosters headquaters are there and that's easy to see
[ Edit: Edited on Nov 28, 2006, at 9:26 AM by Gusiluz ]