A lot can happen in a year, especially in the ever-evolving world of architecture. In 2016, we watched a number of ambitious buildings transform skylines, from the rise of Thailand's tallest tower, MahaNakhon, to the opening of David Adjaye's landmark National Museum of African American History and Culture
With a full lineup of highly anticipated designs on the horizon, 2017 is just as promising. Zaha Hadid Architects' Napoli-Afragola High Speed Train Station is set to redefine rail travel, at least stylistically, with its sculptural white facade that resembles a snake. BIG's vision for LEGO House, meanwhile, pays homage to the famous children's blocks, featuring interlocking modules and tiered terraces.
Meanwhile, a cluster of high-profile museums are slated to open in the new year, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town.
Scroll through the gallery above for a sneak peek at the structures that will shape 2017.