Santiago Calatrava

  • santiago calatrava valls
    santiago calatrava (cropped).jpg
    santiago calatrava in 2010
    born (1951-07-28) 28 july 1951 (age 68)
    valencia, spain
    nationalityspanish
    educationpolytechnic university of valencia
    swiss federal institute of technology
    occupationengineer
    engineering career
    disciplinestructural engineer, architect, sculptor
    institutionsinstitution of structural engineers
    practice namesantiago calatrava
    projectsathens olympic sports complex
    auditorio de tenerife
    alamillo bridge
    chords bridge
    ciutat de les arts i les ciències
    liège-guillemins railway station
    museum of tomorrow
    dubai creek tower
    awardseuropean prize for architecture
    aia gold medal
    istructe gold medal
    eugene mcdermott award
    prince of asturias award
    auguste perret prize

    santiago calatrava valls (born 28 july 1951) is a spanish architect, structural engineer, sculptor and painter, particularly known for his bridges supported by single leaning pylons, and his railway stations, stadiums, and museums, whose sculptural forms often resemble living organisms.[1] his best-known works include the milwaukee art museum, the turning torso tower in malmö, sweden, the world trade center transportation hub in new york city, the margaret hunt hill bridge in dallas, texas, and his largest project, the city of arts and sciences and opera house in his birthplace valencia. his architectural firm has offices in new york city, doha, and zürich.

  • early life
  • first projects and international attention
  • projects of the 1990s
  • museums, concert halls and skyscrapers (2000–2010)
  • recent major projects (2011–)
  • controversy and criticism
  • style and influences
  • artworks
  • notable works
  • recognition
  • personal life
  • references
  • bibliography
  • further reading
  • external links

Santiago Calatrava Valls
Santiago Calatrava (cropped).jpg
Santiago Calatrava in 2010
Born (1951-07-28) 28 July 1951 (age 68)
Valencia, Spain
NationalitySpanish
EducationPolytechnic University of Valencia
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
OccupationEngineer
Engineering career
DisciplineStructural engineer, Architect, Sculptor
InstitutionsInstitution of Structural Engineers
Practice nameSantiago Calatrava
ProjectsAthens Olympic Sports Complex
Auditorio de Tenerife
Alamillo bridge
Chords Bridge
Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències
Liège-Guillemins railway station
Museum of Tomorrow
Dubai Creek Tower
AwardsEuropean Prize for Architecture
AIA Gold Medal
IStructE Gold Medal
Eugene McDermott Award
Prince of Asturias Award
Auguste Perret Prize

Santiago Calatrava Valls (born 28 July 1951) is a Spanish architect, structural engineer, sculptor and painter, particularly known for his bridges supported by single leaning pylons, and his railway stations, stadiums, and museums, whose sculptural forms often resemble living organisms.[1] His best-known works include the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Turning Torso tower in Malmö, Sweden, the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York City, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas, Texas, and his largest project, the City of Arts and Sciences and Opera House in his birthplace Valencia. His architectural firm has offices in New York City, Doha, and Zürich.