Santiago Calatrava

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Santiago Calatrava

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 1,159,371 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 40th most popular architect.

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Among architects, Santiago Calatrava ranks 40 out of 361Before him are Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Peter Behrens, Vladimir Tatlin, Ictinus, Christopher Wren, and Callicrates. After him are André Le Nôtre, Hippodamus of Miletus, Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Arne Jacobsen, Carlo Maderno, and Giacomo della Porta.

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Among people born in 1951, Santiago Calatrava ranks 9Before him are Sting, John Deacon, Ilona Staller, Mohamed Morsi, Bonnie Tyler, and Louis van Gaal. After him are Geoffrey Rush, Michelle Bachelet, Anatoly Karpov, Stellan Skarsgård, Claudio Ranieri, and Kurt Russell.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Santiago Calatrava ranks 123 out of 1,895Before him are Magnus Maximus (335), Vincent of Saragossa (300), Ricardo Zamora (1901), Catherine of Austria, Queen of Portugal (1507), Mariana Victoria of Spain (1718), and Avempace (1080). After him are Anna of Austria, Queen of Spain (1549), José Carreras (1946), Elizabeth of Portugal (1271), Henry II of Navarre (1503), Josemaría Escrivá (1902), and Alfonso VIII of Castile (1155).


Among architects born in Spain, Santiago Calatrava ranks 2Before him are Antoni Gaudí (1852). After him are Lluís Domènech i Montaner (1850), Ricardo Bofill (1939), Josep Puig i Cadafalch (1867), Rafael Moneo (1937), Alonzo Cano (1601), Juan de Herrera (1530), Félix Candela (1910), Josep Lluís Sert (1902), José Benito de Churriguera (1665), and Juan Bautista de Toledo (1515).

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