Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 19 August 2019

IM Pei’s most iconic architectural designs - in pictures

From the Lourve's famous pyramids to Hong Kong's Bank of China tower, look through IM Pei's greatest works

IM Pei, the architect behind some of the world's most famous buildings, has died age 102.

Pei was the designer behind the Lourve's controversial glass pyramids, built in the 1980s, which have gone on to become some of the most photographed landmarks in the world.

Throughout his lifetime, Pei was awarded a number of prestigious architecture awards, including the Pritzker Prize, the Praemium Imperiale for Architecture and the AIA Gold Medal.

His designs were said to be heavily influenced by his love of Islamic architecture, and were renowned around the world for their precision geometry, plain surfaces and enhancement of natural light.

Pei’s other notable designs include Japan's Miho Museum, Hong Kong’s Bank of China tower, Dallas City Hall, and Qatar’s Museum of Islamic Art – a design he worked on when he was in his 80s.

Scroll through the gallery above to see some of Pei's most famous works around the world

Updated: May 17, 2019 11:58 AM

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