Neues Museum, Berlin
David Chipperfield and Julian Harrap 2009 An extraordinary combination of arrested decay and subtle modern insertions (right).
2 Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles
Rafael Moneo 2002 A rare, convincing large new religious building.
3 The Eden Project, Cornwall
Nicholas Grimshaw 2001 An almost magical and extremely popular lost world of botanical climate zones.
4 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin)
Foster + Partners 2003 The Gherkin is as full of ideas as most office blocks are empty, and was an eco-building pioneer.
5 Casa da Musica, Porto
Rem Koolhaas/OMA 2005 This polyhedral concert hall is mad and perverse, but brilliant.
Any to add or any that the inclusion on this list grates?