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Architecture of Spain

06 October 2009

1992 – Puente del Alamillo, Seville, Spain

Architect: Santiago Calatrava The Alamillo Bridge spans the Canal de Alfonso XIII in Seville, allowing access to La Cartuja, an island between the canal and the Guadalquivir River. The bridge was constructed as...

04 December 2009

1992 – Torre de Communicació de Collserola, Barcelona

Architect: Foster & Partners Built for the Barcelona Olympics, this tower by Norman Foster & Partners was a competition winning entry to centralise the communications equipment which was spread all over the mountaintop....

09 December 2009

1993 – Catedral de la Almudena, Madrid

Architect: Francisco de Cubas, Fernando Chueca Goitia & Carlos Sidro Carlos V was the first king to express an interest in constructing a cathedral in Madrid, but it wasn’t until 1883, when Alfonso...

09 October 2009

1994 – Centro Cultural y Archivo Municipal San Marcos, Toledo, Spain

Architect: Mendaro Corsini

04 December 2009

1994 – El Corte Inglés, Barcelona

Architect: Torres & Lapeà±a / MBM El Corte Inglés is a massive department store dominating the Plaça de Catalunya. The original store was mid block and dated from 1962. Torres & Lapeà±an were...

04 December 2009

1995 – Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona

Architect: Richard Meier & Partners The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) is part of a cultural axis of buildings designed to open up the Raval area for rejuvenation. During the run-up to...

13 July 2010

1995 – Puente de la Exposicion, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Santiago Calatrava Known popularly as “La Peineta” (the hairdo) for its unusual form, this bridge was designed with a 14 metre high inclined arch that stretches from one side to the other.

09 December 2009

1996 – Puerta de Europa, Madrid

Architect: Pedro Senteri Cardillo & Johnson Burgee Each of the towers leans at an angle of 15º. They mark they beginning of the Madrid business district. Larger than they look, they are 114...

06 October 2009

1997 – Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

Architect: Frank Gehry Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, designed by Canadian architect Frank Gehry and opened to the public in 1997, was immediately vaulted to prominence as one of the world’s most spectacular buildings in...