Spanish Art and Architecture: Santiago Calatrava

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Puente del Alamillo, Seville. Constructed for Expo ’92

In a country where dead architects like Gaudi and Montaner are much-celebrated, isn’t it nice to observe and photograph the work of a living, working architect. Santiago Calatrava, architect and engineer, is alive and well and still producing remarkable buildings. He started out designing bridges and railway stations, but has expanded to beautiful buildings that remind me of origami. If you’ve been to Toronto, make sure you page down to the bottom of this post to see a surprise…

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El Palau de les arts Reina Sofia, City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia

If you happen to be in the beautiful city of Valencia, make sure you walk down the river park to the bottom to take in Calatrava’s beautiful City of Arts and Sciences. The architecture is breathtaking.

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L’Agora, City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia

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El Museu del les Ciencies Principe Felipe, City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia

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El Pont de l’Assut de L’Or, City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia

And finally, here is an image that all Torontonians will recognize: the interior of Brookfield Place (formerly BCE Place).

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