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Santiago Calatrava was born in 1951 in Valencia, Spain. He is one of the Spanish architects widely known for his bridges and sculptural buildings.
In 1974 he graduated in architecture from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. In 1981 he established his own architecture and engineering firm in Zürich. Later, he open offices in Paris, Valencia, and New York.
This Spanish architect won important awards throughout his career, which established him as one of the greatest names in modern architecture. Calatrava gained a reputation for his ability to blend advanced engineering solutions with dramatic visual statements, in both bridges and buildings.
Qatar Pavilion at Expo 2020, Dubai
The Qatar Pavilion at the EXPO 2020 Dubai fuses sculpture and structure to create an architectural beacon for Qatar’s pioneering vision of the future while representing the nation’s culture and heritage.
London Peninsula Place, London
As the gateway to Greenwich Peninsula, Calatrava’s Peninsula Place signals the intent and ambition for this whole new district.
Università Degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Rome
Comprised of two symmetrically arranged identical fan-shaped pavilions and a series of external infrastructure works to complete and complement the development.
Sharq Crossing, Doha
Features a unique combination of an efficient civil engineering solution and a highly iconic design.
UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020, Dubai
Following a seven-month design competition with submissions from the world’s leading architecture firms, the National Media Council of the UAE selected Santiago Calatrava’s proposal for the UAE Pavilion at the Dubai World Expo 2020. The structure, which will sit at the heart of the nearly 500-acre exhibition area, is inspired by a falcon in flight.
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