Santiago Calatrava is a Spanish architect, structural 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

Santiago Calatrava’s best-known works include the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Turning Torso tower in Malmö, Sweden, the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York City, 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.

1. Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM), US | Santiago Calatrava

15 Buildings by Santiago Calatrava that blend Art and Engineering - Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM), US
View of Milwaukee Museum from the south-west approach – Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM)

Completion Year: 2001
Type: Art Museum
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

2. Athens Olympic Park, Greece

15 Buildings by Santiago Calatrava that blend Art and Engineering - Athens Olympic Park, Greece
Aerial view of the Olympic complex in Athens – Athens Olympic Park

Completion Year: 2004
Type: Sports
Location: Maroussi, Athens, Greece

3. Auditorio de Tenerife “Adán Martín”, Spain

15 Buildings by Santiago Calatrava that blend Art and Engineering - Auditorio de Tenerife "Adán Martín", Spain
Front elevation of the auditorium – Auditorio de Tenerife

Completion Year: 2003
Type: Art Complex
Location: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

4. Alamillo Bridge, Spain

15 Buildings by Santiago Calatrava that blend Art and Engineering - Alamillo Bridge, Spain
Night view – Alamillo Bridge

Completion Year: 1992
Type: Bridge
Location: Seville (Andalusia–Spain)

5. Chord Bridge, Israel | Santiago Calatrava

15 Buildings by Santiago Calatrava that blend Art and Engineering - Chord Bridge, Israel
View – Chord Bridge

Completion Year: 2008
Type: Bridge
Location: Jerusalem, Israel

6. City of Arts and Sciences, Spain

15 Buildings by Santiago Calatrava that blend Art and Engineering - City of Arts and Sciences, Spain
Frontal view of opened L’Hemisfèric – City of Arts and Sciences

Completion Year: 1998
Type: Art museum
Location: Av del Professor López Piñero, 7, 46013 Valencia, Spain

7. Liège-Guillemins railway station, Belgium

15 Buildings by Santiago Calatrava that blend Art and Engineering - Liège-Guillemins railway station, Belgium
Exterior view of the station – Liège-Guillemins railway station

Completion Year: 2009
Type: Public
Location: Place des Guillemins, Liège, Belgium

8. Museum of Tomorrow, Brazil

15 Buildings by Santiago Calatrava that blend Art and Engineering - Museum of Tomorrow, Brazil
View of building from the coastal area – Museum of Tomorrow

Completion Year: 2015
Type: Science museum
Location: Brazil

9. Turning Torso, Sweden

15 Buildings by Santiago Calatrava that blend Art and Engineering - Turning Torso, Sweden
The tallest building in Scandinavia – Twining Torso

Completion Year: 2005
Type: Commercial office, Rental apartments
Location: Lilla Varvsgatan 14, 211 15, Malmö, Sweden

10. Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Texas, US

15 Buildings by Santiago Calatrava that blend Art and Engineering - Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Texas, US
The inaugural lighting of the structure –  Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

Completion Year: 2012
Type: Bridge
Location: Dallas, Texas

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