Calatrava, Santiago


Calatrava, Santiago
b. 1951, Benimanet (Valencia)
   Architect
   Calatrava qualified as an architect in 1973 at Valencia, and studied civil engineering at Zurich where he subsequently taught. He very quickly earned international recognition and divides his time between his studios in Switzerland and Valencia and the many prestigious projects that he directs. An architect-engineer with enormous powers of expression, his works display his engineering skills in creations of great formal beauty. His best-known works in Spain are the Bridge of Alamillo (for Expo-92 in Seville) and the Montjuich Tower (also known as the Calatrava Tower, constructed for the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992).
   MIHAIL MOLDOVEANU

Encyclopedia of contemporary Spanish culture. 2013.

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