Here in Greece we remember Calatrava from the renovation of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex. I consider it one of his best works so far. I've never felt like it doesn't fit in the area, which is probably because it is in Marousi, a rather modern neighborhood of Athens. I consider it the second most iconic thing in Athens after the Acropolis.
Here is the "Spyros Louis" Olympic Stadium, with its roof that was added shortly before the Olympics. This design must be unique in the world and the support structure is not obvious with a first look. The two sections of the roof are supported by arches from below and above while holding onto each other on the ends for lateral stabilization. It truly looks like it's hovering above the ground.
I never went to the 2004 Olympics to see the stadium myself. The first time I entered was during a school trip in 2012. I remember watching the stadium on TV and occasionaly passing by in my father's car and being truly astonished by this roof. But what was even more awe-inspiring for me was this massive cauldron I saw on TV.
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