Calatrava’s monumental design, chosen out of six proposals from competing firms, is influenced by the natural forms of the lily and evokes the shape of a minaret, a distinctive architectural feature in Islamic culture.
The recently opened oculus structure at the World Trade Center PATH station is making visitors feel right at home.
When an architectural masterpiece inspires droves of people to interact in unusual ways, it’s safe to conclude the space has an appeal that can be felt and seen in people’s wide-eyed expressions.
Despite its price tag and deference to commerce, the impact of the space and its crowning Oculus is undeniable, as Paul Goldberger writes.
We visited Calatrava, winner of the 2015 European Prize for Architecture, in his Manhattan home to discuss the themes that went into the construction of his most recent New York City project.
Article by David Dunlap for The New York Times
Santiago Calatrava wins international design competition for iconic observation tower in Dubai Creek Harbor
Mr. Calatrava’s soaring tower design, one of six proposals submitted by competing firms, is inspired by Islamic architecture and fuses modern, sustainable design with the rich culture and heritage of the United Arab Emirates.
More that 25,000 visitors welcomed the new Museum on its first weekend.
Located in the Central Chinese Province of Hubei, the Huashan Bridges Will Facilitate Cars, Pedestrians and Cyclists across the City’s Newly-Constructed Yangtze River Canal.
The architect claimed the form was inspired by the Harp of David, also known as the Kinnor Harp providing a new symbol for the holy city.