Rem Koolhaas, a world-renowned architect that has won the Pritzker architecture prize, works and lives here in the city I live. Not only he, but entire generations of architects have used this place as experimental breeding ground and that turned it into a city full of interesting architecture.
Unsurprisingly, this has created my interest in modern architecture. Although Europe is full of beautiful cathedrals and many other neoclassical architecture, I tend to like contemporary architecture mostly. Not only from a visual point of view, but also the complex challenge of modern urban design.