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Old November 13th, 2015, 06:09 AM   #1
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Santiago Calatrava

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Santiago Calatrava Valls born 28 July 1951 is a Spanish neofuturistic architect, structural engineer, sculptor and painter. He has offices in New York City, Doha, and Zürich. Calatrava's early career was largely dedicated to bridges and railway stations, with designs that elevated the status of civil engineering projects to new heights. His Montjuic Communications Tower in Barcelona, Spain (1991) in the heart of the 1992 Olympics site, as well as the Allen Lambert Galleria in Toronto, Canada (1992), were important works and turning points in his career, leading to a wide range of commissions. The Quadracci Pavilion (2001) of the Milwaukee Art Museum was his first building in the United States. Calatrava's entry into high-rise design began with an innovative 54-story-high twisting tower called Turning Torso (2005), located in Malmö, Sweden. Calatrava has designed a neofuturistic railway station, the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, at the rebuilt World Trade Center in New York City. It is expected to open in 2015, six years behind schedule, at a cost of $4 billion, twice the original budget. In 2002 he was awarded the Sir Misha Black award and was added to the College of Medallists. Calatrava has defined his style as bridging the division between structural engineering and architecture. In his projects, he claims to continue a tradition of Spanish modernist engineering that included Félix Candela, Antonio Gaudí, and Rafael Guastavino, with a very personal style that derives from numerous studies of the human body and the natural world. Architecture critics, however, see his work as a continuation of the neofuturistic expressionism of Eero Saarinen. On 10 December 2011, he was appointed a member of the Pontifical Council for Culture for a five-year renewable term by Pope Benedict XVI.

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Women's Bridge - Buenos Aires, Argentina




Puente de la Mujer (Spanish for "Women's Bridge") is a rotating footbridge for Dock 3 of the Puerto Madero commercial district of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is of the Cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge type and is also a swing bridge, but somewhat unusual in its asymmetrical arrangement. It has a single mast with cables suspending a portion of the bridge which rotates 90 degrees in order to allow water traffic to pass. When it swings to allow watercraft passage, the far end comes to a resting point on a stabilizing pylon.

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The recently built Terminal 4 of the Barajas International Airport (Madrid):







And a quick video inside the construction of the new Transportation Hub of the new WTC in Lower Manhattan, who was designed by Calatrava. New York City:


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Santiago Calatrava is one of the reasons why I love architecture. His creativity and imagination are marvelous.

Liège-Guillemins railway station in the city of Liège, Belgium. Designed by Santiago Calatrava.

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Il ponte della Costituzione, Venezia, Italia.

Ponte della costituzione by Calatrava, Venezia, Italia by Dina Wahba, on Flickr
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Here's a bigger photo with the same angle.


Ponte della Costituzione [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], by Christoph Radtke (Own work), from Wikimedia Commons
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