Surfing around this morning, I came across a great profile piece on Valencia’s architectural golden boy, Santiago Calatrava in The Independent, a British paper:
I’m just sitting down with Helga Schmidt when the news breaks that Santiago Calatrava is in the building. The arrival of the great architect generates excitement and apprehension in equal measure… Valencia: New Horizons
The article is a quick read, and serves as a great introduction to the works of Valencia’s most important architect. I had no idea that he was behind Malmö’s glorious twisted tower, nor that he was building the new Transportation Hub at Ground Zero in NYC. The building is amazing and looks like it came straight out of Valencia’s Ciudad de Artes y Ciencas!
There’s no doubt that Calatrava is making some of the most exciting buildings in the world. Do any of you have a favorite? Mine is probably L’Hemiferic.