Santiago Calatrava is not only one of the worlds most prominent architects, but also an engineer and an artist. With recent projects such as the stadiums for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens or the new railway station in Liege, Belgium, he has reached a level of undeniable notoriety in Europe and continues to move further ahead. The only architect ever to have his work exhibited at both the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, he recently completed the main transportation hub for Ground Zero in Manhattan. Winner of the 2005 American Institute of Architects Gold Medal as well as numerous other prestigious awards, Calatrava is one of the greatest and most innovative architects alive. All of Calatrava work, from his astonishing suspended swimming pool at Zurichs Federal Institute of Technology to his latest, startling designs, is featured in this lavishly illustrated volume.
Master Of Form: Fusion of architecture, art and engineering
Santiago Calatrava is a renowned architect, structural engineer and artist. Recent projects such as the Athens 2004 Olympic sports complex, the Turning Torso in Malmo, and TGV station in Liège, have brought him international acclaim. The only architect to exhibit at both the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, he is presently designing the main transportation hub for Ground Zero in Manhattan, as well as the tallest building in the USA: the 150-story Chicago Tower.
Calatrava collaborated extensively on this monograph, which traces his career and places his architecture in the context of his art and engineering prowess. All of his works, from the suspended swimming pool at Zurich’s Federal Institute of Technology to his latest, startling designs, are featured in this lavishly illustrated volume.
This updated, compact version of the XL edition includes new projects such as the LRT Bridge in Jerusalem, and new photographs of recent Calatrava projects including the Fourth Bridge over the Canal Grande in Venice.
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