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Santiago Calatrava


Santiago Calatrava Valls is a Spanish architect, structural design and analyst 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. His best-known works include the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Turning Torso tower in Malmö, Sweden, 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.


  • Architectural works 

  • Early life and education 

  • 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