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Architecture of Spain

06 October 2009

1997 – Zubizuri Bridge, Bilbao, Spain

Architect: Santiago Calatrava As with most of Calatrava’s works, the main materials are concrete and white steel, hence the name Zubizuri Bridge or White Bridge. It spans the Nervion river in a delicate...

13 July 2010

1998 – L’Hemisfèric, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Santiago Calatrava The planetarium L’Hermisfèric was the first section of the Valencia City of Arts and Sciences opened to the public. It represents a huge human eye that comes alive and opens...

06 October 2009

2000 – Airport, Bilbao, Spain

Architect: Santiago Calatrava Opened in 2000, the terminal has a sleek design, with two symmetrical “wings” and a sharp tip at its center which is specially visible when approaching the terminal from the...

13 July 2010

2000 – Peunte de la Monteolivete, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Santiago Calatrava The original bride crossing the Turia river bed was built by Engineer Fernandez Ordoà±ez in the 1980s. When the City of Arts and Sciences was built the bridge was considered...

13 July 2010

2000 – Prince Felipe Science Museum, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Santiago Calatrava Set up by the Regional Government of Valencia, the City of Arts and Sciences has become an international landmark and the symbol of Valencia’s ambition to present an image to...

13 July 2010

2001 – L’Umbracle, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Santiago Calatrava Located on the southern side of the City of Arts and Science, L’Umbracle, is a promenade with carparking underneath. The upper part comprises a long panoramic promenade, with a tree-lined...

04 December 2009

2002 – CaixaForum, Barcelona

Architects: Roberto Luna, Robert Brufau, José Francisco Asarta, Arata Isozaki Built to house a factory in 1911 by architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, this redbrick Art Nouveau fortress was opened in early 2002...

13 July 2010

2002 – L’Ocenogrà fic, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Félix Candela This is the largest oceanographic aquarium in Europe with 110,000 square meters and 42 million liters of water. The white cement roof of the entrance building and the submarine restaurant...

13 July 2010

2004 – Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Santiago Calatrava Queen Sophia Palace of the Arts is the final structure built of a grand City of Arts and Sciences concept designed by the Valencia-born and internationally known architect, Santiago Calatrava,...