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Examples of Stunning Modern Architecture in Latin America

In addition to beautiful, age-old structures, that have stood the test of time, Latin America is host to some of the most stunning examples of modern architecture. The following are six buildings that prove that Latino countries also have their finger on the pulse of design.

 Energy Living, Medellin, Colombia

Energy Living is an apartment building in the El Poblado district of Medellin, Colombia. It was built in 2015, and its unique collection of “rectangular prisms” allows for the best views to different parts of the city.

Museo Soumaya, Mexico City, Mexico


Located in Mexico City, the Museo Soumaya is a futuristic, hexagonal-tiled structure housing over 30 centuries worth of art. Each floor has a different shape. Added bonus? Admission is free year-round.

Bahá’i Temple, Santiago, Chile

Chile’s stunning Bahá’i Temple was completed in 2016. The mother temple of South America, located outside of Santiago, was designed to be universally appealing, and adheres to the Bahá’í prerequisites that it be “a nine-sided domed structure with nine entrances to symbolically welcome people from all directions of the earth for prayer and meditation.”

Torre F&F, Panama City, Panama

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Also known as “El Tornillo” (The Screw), and the Revolution Tower, this out-of-this-world office building was completed in 2011. The Panama City marvel is 52 floors of reinforced concrete and glass.

Carrasco International Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay


The Carrasco International Airport looks like it flew right into the future. The current Montevideo structure, located in the neighborhood of Carrasco, opened for business in 2009.

Centro de Innovación UC Anacleto Angelini, Macul, Chile

When a building is called the Innovation Center UC, you’re going to want it to look, well, innovative. The Macul-based structure doesn’t disappoint. It was completed in 2014, and is part of the Universidad Católica de Chile.