On top there must be some modern architecture in the UK worthwhile inscribing and influential.
Hmm interesting. I'm struggling to come up with anything that I think would really justify a place on the list. The UK generally had a high level of scepticism on Modernist Architecture, partially justified by some poor quality versions of it.
However since the turn of the millennium there have been a lot more impressive structures built/ reused across the country that in the course of time may have some backing.
There are three UK architects that probably have a cannon of work that could be regarded as "world class":Norman Foster
Notable works regeneration of the Reichstag and British Museum, Stansted Airport, Millau Viaduct & The GherkinRichard Rodgers
Notable: Lloyd's of London, Pompidou Centre and Senedd in CardiffZaha Hadid
Notable: 2012 Aquatic Centre, Heydar Aliyev Center (Baku) and Riverside Museum Glasgow.
Perhaps we could eventually see their oeuvre added to this list, but I wouldn't be holding my breath.
Of those buildings old enough to being in current thinking on inscription (ignoring the "heritage village" of Khor Dubai which was built about twenty years ago)
My own personal favourite is the Royal Festival Hall
, on the Southbank in London. I doubt it would contemplate any sort of attempt at listing, I don't think it would fair well in comparison to say the Sydney Opera House, but it was built for a festival
, so perhaps it could take the World's Fair angle, it certainly seems more interesting than the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne.
Two other larger structures that may be of note are the De La Warr Pavillion
in Bexhill on Sea. Interesting, beautiful but I doubt with OUV.Coventry Cathedral
, I always seem to hear of it being spoken about in disparaging terms, however to my eye it looks rather magnificent, but I have never visited so can't say.
On the whole there are quite a few modern buildings of note in the UK but i doubt many could really argue for OUV, or be admired beyond their local areas.