Santiago Calatrava

1951 - Today

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Santiago Calatrava Valls (born 28 July 1951) 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. His best-known works include the Olympic Sports Complex of Athens, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Turning Torso tower in Malmö, Sweden, the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York City, the Auditorio de Tenerife in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Santiago Calatrava has received more than 1,284,668 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Santiago Calatrava is the 45th most popular architect (down from 40th in 2019), the 134th most popular biography from Spain (down from 123rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Spanish Architect.

Santiago Calatrava is most famous for his design of the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Milwaukee Central Library, and the Turning Torso Tower in Malmö, Sweden.

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Among architects, Santiago Calatrava ranks 45 out of 424Before him are Arne Jacobsen, Marcel Breuer, Christopher Wren, Suger, Callicrates, and Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola. After him are Buckminster Fuller, Carlo Maderno, Michelozzo, Rem Koolhaas, I. M. Pei, and Jules Hardouin-Mansart.

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Among people born in 1951, Santiago Calatrava ranks 13Before him are Michelle Bachelet, Louis van Gaal, Kurt Russell, Anatoly Karpov, Stellan Skarsgård, and Mohamed Morsi. After him are Bonnie Tyler, Romina Power, Michael Keaton, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Claudio Ranieri, and Paul Breitner.

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Among people born in Spain, Santiago Calatrava ranks 134 out of 2,595Before him are Manuel Azaña (1880), Maria of Aragon, Queen of Portugal (1482), John II of Castile (1405), Manuel de Falla (1876), Henry II of Navarre (1503), and Princess Isabella of Parma (1741). After him are John II of Aragon (1398), Elizabeth of Portugal (1271), Martin of Aragon (1356), Paco de Lucía (1947), Seneca the Elder (-54), and Josemaría Escrivá (1902).


Among architects born in Spain, Santiago Calatrava ranks 2Before him are Antoni Gaudí (1852). After him are Lluís Domènech i Montaner (1850), Rafael Moneo (1937), Josep Puig i Cadafalch (1867), Alonzo Cano (1601), Ricardo Bofill (1939), Juan de Herrera (1530), Félix Candela (1910), Josep Maria Jujol (1879), Josep Lluís Sert (1902), and Juan Bautista de Toledo (1515).