The Phaeno Science Center in Wolfsburg was completed by Zaha Hadid back in 2005. The following year, it won the 2006 RIBA European Award, which is no small feat. Everyone all over the globe has nothing but sincere appreciation for it, considering it to be such an astounding piece of art in the world of architecture. It was even hailed as among the "7 Wonders of the Modern World". How's that for a reputation?
Intended to be the brand new HQ for Shanghai's SOHO Group, it derives inspiration from environmental awareness as well as good ol' Chinese calligraphy. The latter explains the flowing design. This is definitely a welcome addition to the already progressive city of Shanghai. From this angle, it's essentially a work of art.