Check out the sensual curves and dazzling sheen of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, designed by architect Frank Gehry. It's the most significant work of architecture in the past 30 years, according to experts. Check out some others below.

Vanity Fair surveyed 52 architectural experts, including 11 Pritzker Prize winners, to find out the most significant piece of architecture since 1980, for its August issue. Gehry's building was the overwhelming winner. Here are the most startling, spaceworthy-looking or just gorgeous images from the 21 runners up. Check out the rest over at the link. [Vanity Fair]

Our millennial cathedrals: The greatest works of architecture since 1980S

Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, by Frank Gehry, photographed by Peter Knaup

Our millennial cathedrals: The greatest works of architecture since 1980S

Mediatheque Building by Toyo Ito, photo by Hiro Sakaguchi

Our millennial cathedrals: The greatest works of architecture since 1980S

Seattle Central Library by Rem Koolhaas, photo by Robert Polidori

Our millennial cathedrals: The greatest works of architecture since 1980S

Cartier Foundation Paris by Jean Nouvel, photo by Jean Nouvel

Our millennial cathedrals: The greatest works of architecture since 1980S

Jewish Museum in Berlin by Daniel Liebeskind, photo by Jens Ziehel

Our millennial cathedrals: The greatest works of architecture since 1980S

Yokohama Port Terminal by Foreign Office Architects, photo by Satoru Mishima

Our millennial cathedrals: The greatest works of architecture since 1980S

BMW Welt Munich by COOP Himmelblau

Our millennial cathedrals: The greatest works of architecture since 1980S

Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, photo by Iwan Baan

Our millennial cathedrals: The greatest works of architecture since 1980S

Casa De Musica in Porto, Portugal, by Rem Koolhaas, photo by Christian Richters

Our millennial cathedrals: The greatest works of architecture since 1980S

Lloyds Building in London by Sir Richard Rogers, photo by Joe Fletcher - ESTO