Geeky·Posted on Jun 25, 201321 Exotic Locations Proving The Future Is NowThese should be on every sci-fi buff's bucket list.by Donna DickensBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Reach For The Stratosphere Around The World Flickr: 32197520@N06 Doha, QatarThe 984 ft Aspire Tower Hotel is the largest building in the tiny Arab state of Qatar. Located in the capital of Doha, it is the first of many planned elaborate hyper-modern skyscrapers. 2. Envision Self-Sustaining Energy Buildings Flickr: allandonque Bahrain World Trader Center - Manama, BahrainAt 787 ft tall, the Bahrain WTC resides in the tiny island Kingdom of Bahrain off the Persian Gulf. These sleek dual towers are propelling architecture into the future, being the first skyscrapers in the world to integrate wind turbines into their build design. 3. Picture A Planet-Wide City Of Architectural Wonders Shanghai, ChinaSince 1990, Shanghai has built over one thousand high-rises, with 165 still in planning or construction phases. The skyline boasts the feel of a futuristic cityscape with the Oriental Pearl Tower (the one with two orbs on the left), the Jin Mao Tower (center), and the World Financial Center (not pictured). 4. Imagine Dynamically Changing Skylines On A Whim Flickr: jikatu Agbar Tower - Barcelona, SpainA mere 474 ft, what the Agbar Tower lacks in height it makes up for in flair. Marking the entrance to the new technology district, the multi-colored "geyser" shaped building is illuminated by 4,500 LED devices at night capable of creating over 16 million colors. 5. Picture Cityscapes Rising From The Jungle Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaThe Petronas Twin Towers rise out business district of the city of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia like a modern mirage from the beauty of the jungle. At 1483 ft a piece, they hold the title of the tallest twin buildings in the world. 6. Behold The Infancy Of Mega-Skylines Taipei, TaiwanUntil 2011, the Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world. The skyscraper boasts an impressive 1,669 ft height. Designed to emulate a traditional pagoda but withstand earthquakes and typhoons, it dwarfs the city around it. 7. Visit Bladerunner's Proto-City Victoria Harbor, Hong KongIn the dead center of Hong Kong's urban sprawl, the dichotomy of neon skyscrapers reflecting off the sails of a passing junk are straight out of science fiction dreams. 8. Stay Alert For Harrison Ford Or Replicants Financial District - Hong KongOnce out of the harbor, Hong Kong's Financial District showcases many futuristic skyscrapers, including the Bank of China Tower. 9. Get As Close As You Can To Neo Tokyo Hong KongOr stick around the Harbor, because after dark every night the city puts on a show called A Symphony Of Light, a synchronized display of lights, lasers, and music featuring 44 buildings to light up the night like real life Neo Tokyo (only in China). 10. Visit A Surrealistic Museum For The 24th Century Salvador Dali Museum - Figueres, SpainConstructed over the building that housed the local theater in Dali's hometown, the illuminated glass structure seems right at home with the surreal artwork. 11. Wonder Where Our Damn Flying Cars Are Kuwait City, KuwaitMore future-past than anything else, the Kuwait Towers are a reminder we're all supposed to be in flying cars right now. Designed in the 70s as a symbol of modern Kuwait, they house both a water tower, a a restaurant, rotating cafe, and reception hall. 12. Keep An Eye Out For Emergency UFO Landings San Diego, CaliforniaThe fifth largest skyscraper in San Diego, the hexagonal Emerald Plaza looks ready to be converted into a flying car landing pad. 13. Pretend You're A Moon/Mars/Europa Colonist Garden of Eden - St. Austell, Cornwall, EnglandThe artificial biomes of the Eden Project would be more at home on the exotic terrain of a foreign planet than nestled in the Cornwall countryside. The biomes house plants from around world, with visitors being able to visit the Tropics and the Mediterranean without ever leaving England. 14. See The Aerodynamic Design Of Future Highrises Gherkin - London, EnglandSituated in the financial district of London, the 30 St. Mary Axe, better known as the Gherkin, stands guard over the city at 591 ft. The innovative structure can be seen from over 20 miles away and is home to both commercial business and a full service bar. 15. Remember The Past With A Building Of The Future Titanic Building - Belfast, IrelandBuilt on the former site of the Harland and Wolff shipyard which constructed the doomed ocean liner, the revolutionary facade houses more than 130,000 sq feet of floor space. Visitors can learn about the Titanic or host a banquet for 750 of their closest friends. 16. Visit The Future Of One-Stop Cultural Arts Shop New Esplanade Complex - SingaporeA state-of-the-art performance complex, the Esplanade contains a concert hall which seats 1,600 and a theater which seats 2,000 people. Two smaller venues with seating for approximately 250 people two outdoor theaters, one on the promenade and one on a roof terrace as well as an exhibition space for art. 17. Tower Over Skyscrapers (Mech Not Included...Yet) World's Tallest Ferris Wheel - SingaporeReaching 42 stories high, the Singapore Flyer is the tallest Ferris Wheel in the world. Each air-conditioned capsule can take up to 28 people on a 30 minute rotation to view the city and surrounding countryside. For visitors wary of extreme heights, the enclosed Yakult Rainforest on the first floor pavilion provides an alternative adventure. 18. Go For A Swim On The Edge Of The World Marina Bay Sands Towers - SingaporeThe world's most expensive stand-alone casino looks more like a Starfleet docking bay. The science-fiction-esque resort houses over 2,500 hotel rooms, 1.3 million square-foot convention center, a mall, a museum, two theaters, seven restaurants, two floating "Crystal Pavilions," an ice skating rink, an infinity swimming pool hanging over 478 feet over the edge of the roof, and the world's largest atrium casino. 19. Take A Stroll In The Sky The Kingdom Centre - Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaAt 992 ft, the Kingdom Centre is the third largest building in the world. The mixed residential and commercial skyscraper is most notable for the iconic skybridge stretching across the top, lending it a vaguely Tower of Sauron quality. 20. Be A Step Away From Underwater Luxury Hotels Burj Al Arab Hotel - Dubai, United Arab EmiratesStretching up from the sea, the unique design aims to mimic that of a ship's sail. Standing on an artificial island, the luxury hotel required several engineering feats to make stable, including driving concrete foundation piles over 130 ft into the sand. The hotel is also home to the Al Mahara restaurant which is accessed via a simulated submarine voyage. 21. See The Precursor To City Biodomes Burj Khalifa - Dubai, United Arab EmiratesCurrently holding the title of the tallest man-made structure in the world, the skyscraper towers at an impressive 2,722 ft. Designed to resembled the Islamic spiral minaret, it also echos shades of the Tower of Babel. From a distance, it is easy to imagine it as a self-contained city-within-a-city, and urban biodome of the future.